Sick all the time!

Irene - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I'm a little over 3 months pregnant and I can't hold any food down, which doesn't surprise me, but I also can't keep water down.....what should I do?

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Alvina - posted on 07/03/2016

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I'd suggest no to morning sickness tea that was a great help to me when I was coping with all the time nausea and vomiting..

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Water is actually quite hard for the stomach to absorb and sits heavily in there (I felt it everytime I tried it while prego and had the same problem). Try soft drinks - although I didnt take mine flat. They were great for giving me the calories (energy) I needed when I was throwing pretty much everything I ate up. Officially I was chastised, unofficially I was told to take whatever would keep some liquid and/or calories down. Also sports drinks may be good to try - they are more easily absorbed than water and will replenish electrolytes etc that you lose when you are vomiting alot to avoid dehydration (although I couldnt keep these down either but worth a shot). Best of luck to you...

Claire - posted on 11/04/2009

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I feel for you hun, i suffered with both pregancies really bad day and night, for 9 months. I found ginger biscults helped when i felt the sickness coming on.

hope that helps

Ann - posted on 11/04/2009

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Hi Irene!
First response is why dont you try something like GATORAIDE it will keep you from dehydration hopefully an you will get some nutrition from it an nibble on saltine crackers.I have had 5 kids.This stage will pass I promise I realize there is nothing worse than morning sickness all day long just keep reminding yourself how lovely your baby will look like,u yourself look so pretty,lye down an concentrate on holding this child an how beautiful he or she will be. An mentally try to psych yourself up so possibly you can distract ur thoughts. On being an feeling so louzy at this period .Nibble on bread an gator aide or saltine crackers which ever u can get to stay inside there for a few weeks,Ok.Just try it ! And God bless you ! GOOD LUCK:) Sincerely Ann

Kathy - posted on 11/04/2009

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I know how miserable you feel; it is awful. I am so sorry. Go to the doctor. You may need to get an IV if you are dehydrated. I could only keep coke down for a few months. I was worried about my baby, but she was fine. The baby takes all the good things from Mom's body, and our bodies are wanting. At 4 months, the vomiting stopped. The doctor needs to see you and assess how YOU are. I will pray for you.

User - posted on 11/03/2009

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First of all, congratulations, Irene. Take your time getting up in the A.M. Try itty bitty bites of a cracker--eaten very slowly--before you get up, with just a sip of water to wash it down. You must have water. But you can get that through ice, too. Maybe a slush would be good, or just crunching on crushed ice now and then. Your 2nd trimester might just be icky. But go to the doctor ASAP if you continue to struggle with keeping yourself properly hydrated.

Nicola - posted on 11/03/2009

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sounds like u may have hyperemisis, i had that with my second baby, its more common if ur having a girl, i would go see ur doctor, meanwhile try sipping warm water and dry salt crackers that will help keep ur blood sugar from hitting the floor, good luck and i hope u feel better soon, my sickness lasted until i gave birth to my daughter, who is now 9, a friend had hyperemisis where she needed to be hospitalised she also had a healthy girl in the end xxxx

Lisa - posted on 11/03/2009

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I lived off of raw vegetables with my last baby. Thats all I could hold down. You might try that. Stay away from raw broccoli though it causes heartburn.

Brandy - posted on 11/03/2009

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If you wish to try it, there is something that pregnant women can take to help with the sickness. You can make an appointment to ask your doctor for it. If you can't find anything to help, just make sure you are at least getting your prenatals down and if you puke it up, take another. Keep crackers handy. They settle stomach upset. Mine usually fades after the third month and goes away after the fifth so hopefully it will be over soon. Just try your best and don't worry, alot women loose a bit of weight before they start gaining during pregnancy. I lost 8 pounds with my daughter before I gained any weight and she was 3 weeks early and weighed 7lbs 3oz and I am pregnant with my son now and lost 13 pounds in my first trimester and have gained all 13 of them back again in my 30th week and he is doing great in there as well. As long as you take your vitamins and keep trying different foods, your baby should be okay.

Jessica - posted on 11/03/2009

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I had this problem too, i had all day and night sickness! i had to be put on ivi several times due to dehydrating! the docs told me to try eating little and often and try ginger biscuits! they also gave me some travel sickness tablets but i found none of these worked. they also told me to get some travel sickness bands and they was amazing!! i never went out without them! try all of these as people are different and they may work! but i really advise u to try travel sickness bands!

Brandy - posted on 11/03/2009

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I agree with the talk with your dr thing.. I was like that with my first and I just ate little bits all through out the day (crackers and bread like stuff) and sipped water or sprite. It helped a little bit.. Darn morning sickness is just crazy! Good luck and Congrats!

Karen - posted on 11/03/2009

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i was advised by a nurse to sip flat coke instead of water, for me it stayed down better

Alison - posted on 11/03/2009

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when are you taking your prenatals? take them in the evening RIGHT before you go to sleep. also: if water won't stay down, try ginger tea. the ginger should help to calm your tummy. someone below talked about simple sugars. instead of nerds, try eating a strip of fruit leather. i kept that on me with all of my pregnancies and it definitely helped! i wonder if you're having a girl... i was more sick with my girls!

Cameo - posted on 11/03/2009

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honestly nothing helps i noticed was i was a little more relaxed about my pregency i didn't get as sick don't think about it too much either you could be sycin yourself out

Rachel - posted on 11/03/2009

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I had the same thing through until about the 5th month - feeling sick all the time, throwing up regularly, and feeling sick when I drank water. I just experimented with things and found some foods that seemed to work. Chocolate pudding was a good one. As for drinking, lemonade worked well for me - something about the sweet/sour of it made me able to take it much better than plain water. Give it a try (make it fresh with real lemons & sugar if possible - better for you than the commercial kind...) Another drink that sometimes helped was apple juice mixed with sparkling water. Good luck - I know this is a drag but after a while it does get better!

Marie - posted on 11/03/2009

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I didn't have really bad morning sickness. But for the time that I went through it, I realized that morning sickness is caused (partially) by low blood sugar from the overnight period from dinner to breakfast. Since most people are too nauseous to eat breakfast it just exacerbates the issue.

My trick: eat a handful of simple sugar - I ate a handful of nerds candy - and 15 minutes later was able to eat a normal meal. I only threw up a few times and that was from vitamins and poor digestion.

Just me 2 cents.

Ashley - posted on 11/03/2009

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When I was pregnant with my son I had HORRIBLE morning sickness the ENTIRE 9 months. With most people the morning sickness is only in the beginning. My doctor told me if I was throwing up everything I put in my mouth including liquids I would need to go to the hospital (to be treated for de-hydration) I never went (who wants to pay that kind of $$) I just made sure I drank water all the time, even if they were just coming back up. As long as a stay hydrated you should be okay. But I feel your pain!

Alison - posted on 11/03/2009

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I know some women prefer popsicles. You really should see your doctor though. This is extreme nausea and it may be best to get some medication.

DeLiah - posted on 11/03/2009

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1. talk w/ your Doctor & express your concerns as far as not keeping anything down...and proper nutrients for your baby. 2. Try and drink some kind of fluid so that you don't get dehydrated...even if it does come up. Every pregnancy is different...so the best thing again is keep track of what's going on w/ you & your body...how you are feeling...and keep your doctor well informed... Best of Luck to You...and Congrats! :)

Elyssa - posted on 11/03/2009

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oh no! maybe yu should go to the doctor or try smaller portions because yu have to eat & keep hydrated, do yu take prenatals?

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