How do you cope with morning sickness?
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Jen - posted on 06/05/2009
I had morning sickness for the first 4 months! I carried jolly ranchers with me.. Candy canes ,oyster crackers are also good. I could ever take prenatal vitamins for a while, because they are so big and nasty, I chewed flistone vitamins instead.
Melissa - posted on 09/20/2015
This is quite an old post but I thought i would share my experience with morning sickness. I found out I was pregnant in August 2013 when I suffered terrible morning sickness and got put on a drip in hospital for dehydration, I went to hospital to find out I was having TWINS! Now sickness was double trouble, nothing worked for me at all. I couldn't eat or drink without vomiting, I couldn't sleep. It was horrible, my doctor told me to try acupressure, dry crackers BEFORE getting out of bed in a morning and to eat small but regular meals, so maybe half a sandwich instead of a Sunday roast:) although none of this worked for me and I had to take chemotherapy medication (which also didn't work) it might work for you! Also try eating spearmint things, ie chewing gum or mentos. Today I have a vomiting bug and am living off mentos to stop the sicky feeling and it actually works! Hope some of this helps. Good luck x
LaCi - posted on 06/05/2009
I actually didn't have morning sickness. But i believe ginger to be a magical cure for all belly ailments.
Ginger works wonders, it could be the reason I never had it who knows. they say SOMETIMES morning sickness can be caused by something in your diet. If there is something you're eating frequently around your sickness times it could help to cut it out of your diet. But it will pass, as miserable as I'm sure it is.
Wendy - posted on 06/05/2009
Hi, I used sea sickness bands which seemed to help. It may have been psychological but they did help. I also nibbled all day long on ginger biscuits as ginger is supposed to be a natural anti-sickness remedy. People used to laugh at me because I carried those flaming biscuits around everywhere I went and I can't stand them now! Also eat what you want when you want it. Hope this helps, good luck! x
Betsy - posted on 06/03/2009
I've been lucky to have never experienced morning sickness with 5 pregnancies, but I do know friends have found Emetrol helpful. It is an anti-nausea med found at any drugstore OTC, which is safe during pregnancy. It is more of a syrup than medication. If the m/s is seriously disrupting your life and affecting your nutrition, you can speak to your doctor about the prescription options available to pregnant women.
Jelenna - posted on 06/03/2009
I had hyperemesis gravidarum ( I think that how you spell it) with my last baby and had to be hospitalized twice because I couldn't keep anything down and nothing helped in all honesty although the doc did give me some pills that worked for awhile. I'm currently preggere with my fourth and I've had some mild nausea but no vomiting and I just try to eat often because I find an empty stomach makes the nausea worse and I take my prenatal vitamin at night because it makes me sick
Nicole - posted on 06/02/2009
Really cold milk and cereal was the only thing I could eat the first four months of each of my 4 pregnancies... avoid eating greasy foods (that's when I threw up the most) different things works for different people, every woman's body is different, find what you can keep down and stick with it, congratulations and good luck!
Michelle - posted on 06/02/2009
I had morning sickness with all three of my kids. I was on Diclectin for all three pregnancies. As for the Preggie Pop Drops. They are just sour candies (not even that sour) If sour works for you, then I would just go buy sour candies and not waste my $$ opn the Preggie Pops. I wish you all the best...morning sickness sucks....but in the end is worth it.
I just bought those Preggie Pops and they seem to really help. Also, ginger ale (but note that almost all ginger ale's in the grocery don't actually have ginger in them so go to a health food store to get real ginger ale. I like the raspberry ginger ale since it does have a strong ginger flavor with the real kind!)
Christine - posted on 06/02/2009
I got sick almost every day until I was 39 weeks. Try getting up a little early and taking it easy as you get ready for whatever you have to do. I chewed mint gum which helped. Everyone's different, it's trial and error. Good luck and remember that there is an end and the result is so worth it!
Lisa - posted on 06/02/2009
I had morning sickness into my 5th month with my first child, and into about the 4 month with my second child, but it wasn't as bad as the first time. And by the 3rd baby, I didn't have any morning sickness! Thank goodness! But I remember days when I lost count of how many times I had gotten sick during my first pregnancy. It kept going all day....don't know why they call it morning sickness! Here are a few things that helped:
Ginger in any form: Ginger Ale, ginger snap cookies, ginger tea
Apricot or Peach flavored Jello.
Eating saltine crackers before you get up. Keep them by your bed and nibble a few before you get out of bed in the morning.
Nibble on crackers all day, so that your stomach never gets totally empty. An empty stomach just makes the morning sickness worse.
I've also heard of women who had luck with the presure point bracelets that you can get at most pharmacy;s. They are meant to help with sea sickness, but I didn't really like them because they fit so tight around my wrists...and I have very thin wrists to begin with, so I don't know how a person with bigger wrists could use them. But just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean that it won't work for some. I've heard a lot of people tell me they did work.
Hope this helps! And don't worry it will go away eventually!
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