24 hour morning sickness!!!

Steph - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hi girls :) Can anyone help me to ease this 24 hour morning sickness :( i cant eat or drink and have a belly ache and constanly feel like vomiting ALL DAY EVERYDAY!! its driving me nuts and the doctor just said its just part of pregancy, i doubt its meant to be this bad though coz it wasnt this bad with my first child! Any ideas :) x

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Steph - posted on 07/27/2010

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thank u girls soo much for ur advice!!! some great ideas there i will definately give a try, anythings better than this :) and i do think its time to change docotrs, may have a look at seeing a midwife :) thank u xo

Lois - posted on 07/27/2010

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Some Dr just don't take this serously.Try the dry-carb diet.Every half hour you eat one serving of a grain-based food,half a bagel,a half a cup of rice ,oatmeal,a cup of pasta with marinara sause-no fat,when you have something to drink wait an hour before eating anything.Slowly you will feel better.When you start feeling better add small amounts of low-or no fat things to your diet IN SMALL AMOUNTS. ( like a kid's size non-fat yogert,tuna in water,a teaspoon of penut-butter.half an apple) it will take time to get back to real food so don't push your tummy faster than it wants to go.The other thing tha could help is theose sea-sick wrist bands that work preshure points in the wrists (didn't help me-but ithey do help some people)I had hard times with morning sickness with all three of my babies-the last one the Dr. put me in the hospital after the ER nurse saw me barf ICE-CHIPS.All of my kids were born healthy,but it wasn't untill the last one when they put me on the dry-carb diet that the morning sickness went away.

Rebecca - posted on 07/27/2010

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I had hyperemesis with my first...no water no food would stay down. I was hospitalized on numerous occasions and it was the only time i felt good. Go see another Dr and get help. It can be serious and threaten your life if you do not gain control of it and get some fluids.

Robin - posted on 07/27/2010

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You do have to be very careful about dehydrating. Try vitamin b6 and ginger. Ginger snaps can be helpful for this.

Iridescent - posted on 07/27/2010

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If you're only feeling nauseated, not actually vomiting, most won't do anything. Eventually it will get easier in that case. If you're actively vomiting constantly, to the point your teeth are eroding, tongue is eroding, losing stomach lining, losing >20%? of your total pre-pregnancy body weight, THAT is hyperemesis gravidarum. I've had that three times. Not fun, very dangerous, requires hospitalization often and medications to try to control it. It also required preterm delivery for one of my kids as I was starving to death.

Peanut butter helps. An antihistamine prior to bed helps (lessens drool - most common cause of morning sickness is increased saliva being swallowed while asleep). Eating before getting up helps - so have some food and a drink by your bed. Keeping hydrated helps, even when you don't feel good.

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I'd like to second what Shannon says... Go get a MIDWIFE! Doctors are great... Thank GOD we have them... but for a normal healthy pregnancy... OB/GYN's are just BORED. We aren't going to need any of their expertise.

A midwife on the other hand... always slows down enough to give you more of an explanation than just "That's normal, don't worry about it."

My midwife's answer to my hyperemesis was to eat a carb AND a protein.

The classic cracker everyone talks about.... but add a slice of cheese. It's the carb AND the protein that helps. I know you don't feel like swallowing ANYTHING... but if you can choke it down, I promise the combination of the carb AND the protein WILL help.

Tara - posted on 07/27/2010

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I was sick as a dog right up until delivery with my first (was throwing up over the side of the delivery table while pushing), had the same thing although not as bad with my 2nd. Only thing that worked for me was ginger ale and starchy foods to help keep some of the stomach acid down - I was still sick all the time but I kept food down a bit longer. If your doc isn't taking you seriously I would say either find a new one or push this one to take you more seriously.

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ME TOO!! Tell your doctor/midwife you want Zofran. It's a magic pill that gets rid of sick feelings instantly! ♥ I can't be pregnant without it. I've used it all 3 pregnancies.

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I didn't have morning sickness with my first either but BOY did my second make up for it. I am now 18 weeks pregnant and am only just starting to feel normal. I truely sympathise. I have never felt that sick in my life. it was HORRID.

I know it sounds strange but really did find that eating helped even though it was the LAST thing I actually wanted to do. I also drank Peppermint tea which also helped.

Sarah - posted on 07/27/2010

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i had it with my second son (just threw up once with my first as if to say im here do a test lol), my dr told me anything ginger helps and reccomended pure ginger root gravol. nothing in it can hurt the baby, the ginger root gravol combined with ginger ale helped greatly. the sickness went away around 14 weeks i lost 13lbs gained that back plus 2lbs so i never had any to lose.

Tracey - posted on 07/27/2010

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You sound like you have hyper emesis, I had it with my 3 pregnancies, and it can get very severe where if you cannot keep any fluids down you will have to go to hospital to be put on a drip. You need to get your doctor to check your ketone level in your urine as this will show if you are dehydrated. Your doc needs to take you seriously, and if you are really struggling then ask for a prescription for Zofran, this is what I used and it was a lifesaver as it kept me out of the hospital for the 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. Hope this helps you, but there are websites dedicated to hyperemesis so my advice is to do as much research as you can and connect with other women suffering with this as only they know how bad this truly is.

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