What's good for morning sickness???
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Joni - posted on 01/24/2009
Try using Sea Bands. They are made for motion sickness and they are bands you wear on your wrists that hit a pressure point to reduce nausea. This was the only thing that worked for me with my kids but I was glad to have them.
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Jess - posted on 01/24/2009
i never had it but apparently ginger, either fresh (really nice as a hot tea with lemon and honey!) or you can buy capsules. Also low blood sugar, keep eating even if you dont feel like it, its important for you and your baby! Relaxation is essential too! Good luck. x0x
Darci - posted on 01/24/2009
you are going to get tons of advise on this lol... for me ginger tea or nibbling on crystalized ginger, take your prenatals at night right before bed with a high protein snack. The protein takes longer to break down so it stays in your system longer. This is one of the main reasons we can have morning sickness. The old eat small meals and snacks in the day works (better). If it gets really bad you can talk to your doc about safe anti-nausea meds. Really you have to wait it out is what it comes down to. I'm in my 16th week and finally at the point where I'm able to eat many different foods.. such a blessing! The say that for most women it eases or completely disappears in the 4th month. Im not sure how far along you are but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Most of all just eat what you can when you can. Keep something in your stomach and try to keep up your fluids and all will be well :)
Best of luck and blessings:)
Angela - posted on 01/24/2009
What's good for morning sickness???
I am 6 and a half months pregnant with my second child and had terrible morning sickness this time around. It didn't go away until I reached the fifth month of pregnancy! Foods that helped me were saltine crackers, peanut butter cheese crackers (although I think these have been recalled right now with the recent salmonella outbreak) string cheese, applesauce, dry toast with peanut butter, tap water tea and milk.
My morning sickness was pretty severe so my doctor prescribed meds for it. Scopalimine patches worked well. You put a patch behind your ear and wear it for three days. I did develop a mild skin irritation to this because I used it for so many months and it was also hard to determine if the morning sickness was going away or if it was just the medicine making me feel better. You could also try dramamine which is over the counter, but it might make you drowsy.
My doctor switched me to Antivert which is a pill and it worked great. Zofran has also worked for a lot of my pregnant friends, but didn't do a thing for my morning sickness.
Hope this helps!
Stephanie - posted on 01/23/2009
Nothing worked for me 100% during either of my two pregnancies but these things helped: Ginger tea, All Natural Flat Gingerale with no preservatives, Peaches Sour Apples during the first trimester, preggie Pops. I had to avoid meat all together for the first pregnancy. My husband could not even suggest it. And garlic or any seasoning smell sent made me sick. I lost weight being pregnant but made sure I took vitamins(oh and that was another thing that made me sick... I took an expensive prenatal prescription vitamin with a special iron in it which was the only kind I could keep down). My first son was perfectly healthy which was my biggest concern with being sick. I ate lots of plain veggies.
Pati - posted on 01/23/2009
I kept saltine crackers next to the bed and 7 up. when I woke up I would nibble on one before I even tried to get up.
I also switched my side of the bed to be closer to the bathroom, and slept on my left side. that seems to help the most, but my morning sickness turned into all day sickness for the most part.
User - posted on 01/23/2009
I kept blueberry Nutrigrain bars in my nightstand. When I got up in the middle of the night to pee (last time closest to alarm going off) I would eat one. So, when I got out of bed a couple hours later I wasn't starving which often causes nausea during pregnancy.
Before I found this little trick I chewed mint gum while driving (helped tons!) and then sipped ginger ale and munched crackers. Hope something works for ya!
Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009
What's good for morning sickness???
I only had morning sickness twice, thank god! The first time I just threw up and it was over. The second time I was nauseous from the second I opened my eyes til' the second I went to sleep. It was awful and I feel bad for anyone who has it, especially throughout pregnancy. My grandma always told me to keep saltines handy, and just nibble on them slowly, hope it helps.
I had a handful of ginger snap cookies sitting on my bed stand and I would eat them every morning before I even sat up to get out of bed. They seemed to help. To this day I will not touch ginger snap cookies! :) Also, my son had surgery and his ENT said that pure ginger ale, not the cheap stuff in soda cans but pure ginger ale like you would get at a food co-op or whole foods store is very good for nausea. I never had to use it for him, but it is worth a try. Good luck! I had morning sickness for 3 months with the first one and 6 months with the second one. I feel for ya!
Alisha - posted on 01/22/2009
Red raspberry leaf tea shouldn't be drank in the early stages of pregnancy there is a compound in it that can casue contractions and make your body start preparing your body for the baby by telling your body to produce milk, try taking yout vitamins at night because they can make you sick, and to get some of the much needed sleep a b6 vitamin coupled with a half of a unisom before bed is a safeway to get the sleep you need and the b6 helps with energy and the sick feeling..
Sara - posted on 01/22/2009
lying in bed with crackers. 5-10 minutes in bed and then vomitting (i know it sounds weird but that is the only thing that made me feel okay the rest of the day). I tried those pills that were supposed to diminish the feeling but they never worked, only crackers and then vomitting. Horrible combo, but it can't last forever!
User - posted on 01/22/2009
I found that the b3 that I was taking alleviated my feeling of nausea in both pregnancies it was great because I took it in the morning with breakfast and it meant I didn't have to snack on ginger or drink ginger tea all day
It is convenient and natural b3 occurs naturally in certain foods.
Sarah - posted on 01/21/2009
The only thing that helped me was this stuff called "Cola Syrup" that my husband actually found for me at Walgreens. It worked wonders and I still keep a bottle of it in the house! Once I got a little further along, I also found that ginger ale work well until my heartburn got to bad for me to drink pop.
Barbara - posted on 01/21/2009
as hard as it maybe, eat. My doc suggested having crackers at the bedside and eatting a little w water in the morning. I found that it was helpful to eat something first thing and take prenatals w food. I also always tried to have some crackers on me.
Ann - posted on 01/21/2009
Do you know that your doctor can prescribe a melt-in-your-mouth pill that stops naseau? It was covered by my insurance and worked in less than 5 minutes. It lasts about 4 hours. It is safe to take while pregnant. I'm on my 3rd pregnancy and the doctor of my first two was holding out on me. This pill made life so wonderful! Check it out. (By the way, do you have insomnia too? I noticed you posted at 12:30am. Let's hear it for pregnancy and all of its wonderful side effects!)
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