morning sickness..any ideas??

Katie - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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when i was pregnant with my first son i never had morning sickness. well at least it didnt start till i was at least 5 months and even then it was like once or twice a week, if that, type of thing. well i was told when i was pregnant with him to eat saltines, and eat toast with just butter to help the morning sickness. well he is now 7 months old and i found out that i am pregnant again except this time its worse. Even before i found out i was pregnant i constantly gotten sick. its usually twice a day. sometimes once a day but is there anything that helped you get over your morning sickness and nausua feeling? i have tried toast again along with saltines. but they didnt work. i did find out that if i drink sierra mist, or 7-up that it helps with the nausua feeling sometimes. i heard that them fire balls ( the cinnamon hard jaw breakers) i heard those helped with morning sickness and nausua. i havent tried that yet though so i dont know if it works or not.



also since i am getting sick more with this second baby does it mean that i could be having a girl since i never gotten sick barely with my first one and he was a boy? alot of people i know told me that they got more sick with the girl then they did with the boys?

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Donna - posted on 04/03/2010

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Morning sickness has nothing to do with the sex of the baby. My first pregnancy, I was sick the whole time and the second pregnancy, I had nothing. I had girls both times. As far as morning sickness, Ginger Ale and anything salty....ie: potato chips, salteens, pretzels....Also, you can ask your doc for something to take that is safe for the baby. I was given something but cannot remember the name. It was over the counter and safe for baby.

Melanie - posted on 04/03/2010

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I tried ginger biscuits first thing in the morning to help me get over morning sickness. I had to endure 5 months of it when i was pregnant on my first. If that doesn't work try eating little and often. Sometimes eating small things helps combat the sickness. Good luck xx

Jessi - posted on 04/02/2010

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You're probably having a girl!! I think most people (including myself) have different symptoms with different genders. I was more sick with my son, but I have another friend who was more sick with her daughter. The key is that is was different. Obviously, this is not 100%, but I say there's a good chance!

I drank a lot of ginger ale. Also, eat a lot of little meals. I kept animal crackers with me everywhere I went, including next to the bed!! Eat a couple before you get up:):) Ginger is supposed to help. Most natural food stores have ginger drops(candy) or ginger cookies. The fireball thing is probably more cinnamon than the actual candy. Cinammon is very good for you! Cinammon and peppermint can sooth your stomach!

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Renee - posted on 12/09/2010

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I was sick all nine months, even delivered while throwing up into a bedpan! 2nd child and another boy! I kept peppermints and peppermint oil. Just a dab on the top of my mouth helped. so sorry, that is miserable...

Scheradee - posted on 04/07/2010

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I have heard that ginger helps with nausea. If you go to a world market store they have ginger candies. They are pretty good. Just a little spicy(not bad though). As for if it would be a girl, maybe but mine was backwards I had a boy first but I was very nauseated, then I had a girl but I don't remember being as sick with her. I do know that with my son if I drank anything with a tiny bit of caffiene I would be so sick to my stomach! Even just a sip of a dr pepper & I would be sick for hours but sprite or 7 up wouldn't do it to me, but tea would.

Camilla - posted on 04/05/2010

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try burning citrus oil in a burner - i bought pink grapefruit. its delicious and eased the nausea a bit for me. Eating toast with Avocado for breaky & large meals for lunch also helped.. i once made a beatuful shepherds pie and ate half of it myself. made me feel better for a few hours :-) anything is worth a try!! Take care, Camilla @ TummyTie

Birgit - posted on 04/05/2010

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Sorry about the morning sickness. I have a son. I was sick from the day I uttered "I'm pregnant" out loud until my c-section. In fact, after giving birth, the first thing I realized was that I wasn't nauseaus anymore. Everything made me ill, including water. I had to go on Reglan. It's an antinauseum medication. My son and I have a stomach bug right now and they prescribed the same medication to us. I laughed when the pharmacist asked me if I was familiar with it because I took it every day 4 times a day throughout my pregnancy. And when the sickness got really bad, I was prescribed the medication they give to chemo patients. But that was only when it was really bad because it knocks you out after you take it. If it's unbearable ask your doctor. I had to ask several times because at first my doc blew me off thinking I was just being wimpy and then when I had a bout of sickness in his office, he realized, I was serious. My husband and I laugh now but I had to have first and secong breakfast, lunch, etc because nothing stayed down. We didn't find out that we were having a boy before our son was born but I used to joke that it had to be a boy because no girl would ever put her mother through such torment knowing she might someday have to go through the same! I don't think gender matters at all. The only wives tale I think is true is that heartburn means your baby is likely to have a lot of hair. My ped swears by it and my son was born with a thick head of hair. Trust me, I suffered for it.

Gina - posted on 04/04/2010

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Try ginerale, or cola syrup, also anything pepperment. If you can find it ginger candy or mints and i forgot about plain popcorn. I've tried all of these and most of them worked it just depends on how bad I had it or what set me off. As for if you get sick its a boy or a girl, can't really help. I was very sick my first trimester and 3rd with my son and just sick to my stomache with my daughter. Now pregnant for the 3rd time and was sick the first trimester I swore I was having a boy but I'm having a girl so good luck.

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I was sick every day for the first six months of my pregnancy with my daughter and lived on Gatorade....it was the only thing that would keep my stomache settled enough to teach my classes.

Lynn - posted on 04/04/2010

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I had bad sicknes with my first, but with the other 2, I use to eat Ginger nut / snaps and when my first got car sicknes I gave them to him and it Just stop, give it a go.

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2010

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B6 Vitamins helped me. I took them morning and supper time, half way through me meal. Also try Ginger pills when you are feeling sick, they help to settle yout tummy. But most important don't allow yourself to feel hunger...I know thats hard when all you feel like doing is barfing! LOL Also try and get some sleep. Gravol is also safe to take during pregnancy!

Apple Sauce is the easiest food to eat when you feel barfy!

Stacey - posted on 04/03/2010

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for me it was different with each baby. the first one was winterfresh gum, the second was big red, and the third was cold apple slices. i also had to take nausea meds with the first one becouse i started losing weight. talk to your dr. and see what she says. good luck

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Motherhood maternity shops sell ginger suckers for morning sickness or at least they used to and yes they do help also the small meals often should help try not to let the stomach get empty so bile builds up. watch those prescription drugs and even over the counter those acid reducing drugs inhibit the absorption of calcium and other nutrients

Carolyn - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hi! I was advised to take Vitamin B6 - pyridoxine - by my doctor, and found it really helped.
I found a website with info about this: www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b6-pyridoxine-info.htm
Eating little and often, and avoiding spicy or rich food also helps.

Katie - posted on 04/02/2010

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jessi, my mother in law guessed the same thing. bc like me she was in the same boat about the more sickness with the girls then with the boys. so i am hoping that this is true because i am really hoping for a girl.

Jessi - posted on 04/02/2010

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I guess I should have read everyone else's responses first! Looks like ginger is a strong favorite!
Wanted to let you know you are not alone in your pregnancy. My first 2 are 15.5 months apart and I'm pregnant again. #2 and #3 will be 14 months apart!! It's fun. Don't let people scare you!!

Katie - posted on 04/02/2010

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thanks everyone for your help!! i will have to try some of these. i am desperate for anything to get rid of this nausua and morning sickness. lol. and thank you again to all those congrats and good lucks. :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/02/2010

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Are you taking prenatal vitamins? I was really sick with my first child more than half of the time being pregnant with him. You might be low in B vitamins. Also, talk to your doctor for advice.

Amanda - posted on 04/02/2010

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Nothing really helped with my hyperemesis except Zofran a prescription from the dr. Had it the whole pregnancy. I was prego with a lil boy so Im not sure if the sex of the baby affects a person more and this is my first child so I couldnt tell ya if lil girls made me sicker or not. :) Try small frequent meals and try to keep ur food and drinks at separate times.

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My midwife always lectured me... a carb AND a protein... The cracker WITH a slice of cheese on it. She said it's not just the carb that helps... but add the protein with it.

Michelle - posted on 04/02/2010

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A lot of times morning sickness is caused by the stomach being too empty. Try very small meals every 2 hours and lots of fluids. Ginger helps a lot as well... some gingersnap cookies have very little ginger in them and some have quite a bit, check the labels. There is also ginger tea and candied ginger which works pretty well.
I didn't have much morning sickness... no vomiting, just nausea... and the ginger and plenty of water helped!

Tiffany - posted on 04/02/2010

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hey i know what ur feeling i had morning noon and night sickness anything set it off like perfume,coffee,meat etc... i ended up getting medication cuase i wasnt eating enough and not gaining any weight it helped alot but i still was always sick ... i drink alot of coke slurpees which helped me through the mornings and i also drank orange pop i found ginger did nothing for me same with crackers and dry toast.. i just basicly ate what i could keep down and trust me i had to force my self cause i knew my baby needed it... anyways my sickness lasted up until a week before i gave birth then i ate like no tommorrow i had a boy by the way i have heard of the girl thing before but that isnt true.. anyways good luck!!!

Rachel - posted on 04/02/2010

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Lemon and ginger tea- hot or chilled. Ginger cordial. Little bits of food and often, rather than 3 big meals a day. Anti-sickness pressure bands you wear on wrists from Boots- really worked! Distraction- do something fun and keep busy. Elderflower juice. Very delicate taste. Nice perfume. Plain food.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/02/2010

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I was deathly sick w/ the second. First was a girl who I was terribly sick w/ also. The second was a boy. No difference due to sex or amount of hair. I ended up on medication that they give to cancer patients the nauseau was so bad. Don't wait and do speak w/ your doctor about it, they can prescribe medication that doesn't harm the baby.

Natalie - posted on 04/01/2010

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I'm pregnant with my second baby and having more afternoon and evening sickness. My sickness is directly related to how tired I get. I'm fine in the morning, but the more tired I get during the day, the sicker I feel. I'm going to try some of these ideas. Sprite and crackers have done nothing to help, but I'm definitely adding some of the other ideas to my grocery list.

Congrats on your second baby!!!

Laura - posted on 04/01/2010

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Hi how r u congrulations on ur wee boy and that ur pregnant again. i was sick everyday nearly all day thro my pregnancy it took me til a was 7months gone 2 find something that helped and a was gave it by a doctor at the hospital its called Omeprazole i took 1 a day and it was great i could eat anything i wanted and didnt even get heart burn. I would go see ur doc cant promise it will work 4 every1 but its worth a try if nothing else x

Kaitlin - posted on 04/01/2010

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I drank a ton of peppermint tea and ate a bunch of limes. I got the tip for limes from one of my Sudanese teachers.... he kept going on about limes! Tea and citrus worked for me and I couldn't even go a few miles in the car without needing my husband to stop the car.

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well i found eating candied ginger right before a meal help me and i really accept this method to anyone. i also have a girl and 4 boys and the one that was worst was my 4th child (boy) so it depends on what you eat or not eat some of the times...

Nicole - posted on 04/01/2010

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I had terrible morning, more like all-day sickeness with both of my pregnancies; and they were 5 years apart. the only thing that kept me from going to the hopsital every week to receive I.V. fluids was a medication called zofran. It is used by chemotherapy pastients to reduce nausea. One 10mg pill every morning before you get out of bed, they dissolve under yout tongue and don't taste horrible. They are safe and no side effects to your unborn baby. And it doesn't afftect breastmilk. hope this helps!

Jacqui - posted on 04/01/2010

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There is an old wive's tale about taping a penny to your belly button.... when my mother in law told me that I thought it was insane, but it worked!
Another thing to try is ginger: ginger ale, ginger snaps, ginger bread.... ginger is a natural stomach relaxor- it's amazing....
And lastly, I just had to make this for my best friend who is pregnant- find some Cinnamon tea, could be called Spice Tea, Harvest Tea, or Cinnamon and Orange tea..... steep it to your palates taste, add milk if you desire to reduce acidity and enjoy.... Cinnamon, in it's most natural form, not necessarily the candy kind, is amazing for soothing the stomach. Cinnamon toast is another happy treat that helps! Good Luck and God Bless!

Lise - posted on 04/01/2010

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I have been lucky enough to avoid morning sickness with both my pregancies, but I have heard ginger works. Ginger ale or ginger cookies or even just a little bit of straight ginger root( you have to keep the root in your mouth though, just chew it like gum). Hope it helps.

September - posted on 04/01/2010

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I've heard that saltine crackers and sprite work wonders. I hope you start to feel better soon!

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