Is there anything I can do for severe morning sickness? Please help!
Whitney - posted on 07/29/2010
I just recently had my son who also caused me pretty sever morning sickness the entire pregnancy. I lost 18 lbs in about 3 months! I would suggest asking your doctor for a prescription for Zophran. It's a nausea pill often used on cancer patients goin thru chemotherapy. Completely safe for baby! I would suggest the dissolvable (4 mg 1 tme daily). It worked miracles for me!!
Donna - posted on 07/28/2010
Hi Eleanore, anything with ginger in should help settle the stomache, here in England doctors and midwives recomend eating a ginger biscuit before getting out of bed in the morning, I used to drink ginger tea for the first trimester then cammomile for the rest of the pregnancy. I also found grazing ( eating little but often) helped rather then trying to eat a full meal. Good luck, and I hope you find what works for you soon.
Sara - posted on 07/28/2010
I bought these things called "Sea Band" wristbands, they're for motion sickness but also help with morning sickness. They work for some, not for others, but I would give them a try. They're cheap and natural. They just depress a pressure point on your wrist that helps you not feel so queasy. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
Stacey - posted on 07/28/2010
I had severe morning sickness with my first for the first 6 months, and all day sickness with my second for the whole pregnancy. My doctor put me on a nausea medication but it was too thick and I threw it up. She then had me try sipping a Coke. It was the only thing that helped me keep my food down. I would open a bottle first thing in the morning and drink tiny sips so the one would last me all day.
Angela - posted on 07/27/2010
I'm so sorry you are severly sick. I was too, the whole time. My first trimester I lost 25 lbs and was almost hospitalized 3 times for dehydration. I tried everything, saltine crackers right away in the morning, vitamin B12 and nothing helped. It got a bit better the further along I got, but not much. In my third trimester I couldn't eat anything with tomato in or I would be sick. The only thing that helped most of the time was drinking hot cocoa. I hope you find what helps and it eases up. Good luck
Tara - posted on 07/27/2010
My mantra with both my pregnancies was "I have to keep this down for at least an hour because then the baby will get some of the nutrition." So, I definitely know how you feel. The only things that worked for me were ginger ale and starchy foods to help with any acid in the stomach - mashed potatoes worked really well for me - I was still sick, but I kept things down longer. Luckily, most of the time this kind of morning sickness will fade out by 3 months (I was one of the unlucky ones that had it right up until delivery with both my kids, although less so with my 2nd pregnancy).
Kelly - posted on 07/27/2010
I was very sick when i was preggo with my daughter. My hubby had to brew coffee outside lol and no bacon or greasy foods could be cooked at home. I went to my dr and told them how sick i was and they gave me a pill that u can take while pregnant that helps with nausea. It really did help.
I don't know how much this would help you but I use to keep a warm bottle of gatorade sitting by my bed so when I got up in the morning I would sip it. I had it all day tho so I was never without my gatorade bottle in hand. It helped to settle my stomache before and after the sickness hit but it did take me a few tries to find the flavor that worked best for me. My mom use to keep a bucket by her bed and warm gingerale on the night table plus in her handbag at all times with my brother and me....she had it all day as well when pg.
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