6 weeks pregnant and nauseous.

Carrie - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 53 moms have responded )

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and so nauseous, but i never get sick so there is no relief. Anyone have suggestions my son is 2 and wants to play with mommy.

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Kylie - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi, i had really bad nausea with both my pregnancy's and my O.B prescribed diclectin, i was a little unsure the first time as it is a medication, but i would recommend it, it really helped with the nausea, although i had a little less than the prescribed dosage as it can make you tired.  They suggested 2 tablets at bedtime then one in the morning but i found just taking the one in the morning was enough, otherwise i was so tired i felt i couldn't get out of bed, which isn't good when you have a toddler to run after.  It may be worth checking this out, i tried the sea ban wrist bands and ginger ale both didn't really do anything for me.  Hope this helps!  Kylie Hodges

Leilani - posted on 02/24/2009

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I had hyperemesis and didn't stop getting sick until my son was born.. 5 wks until delivery 3 days late. Was so bad in the beginning that I lost 20 pounds, could not keep down water. The doctors will start you on phenergan - a suppository. That may work. Then there is reglan pills, if you can keep them down. If you are lucky and your insurance approves it, you can get Zofran... that's $1000 per prescription with no insurance so you can bet they will fight this. Last time around my insurance fought so long, I was so dehydrated that I lost the baby waiting for it to get approved... f'ing ridiculous... So, to start out, try to stay hydrated. Your baby will get the nutrients, but it's critical you stay hydrated. You will need help with your son. I know, I was a single mom, it's very hard. Ginger helps... avoid any carbonated drinks or drinking out of a straw as this puts more air into your already sensitive stomach. Try the "BRAT" diet - Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast.. It will get you by... Best of luck. You can also check out www.helpher.org they were a tremendous help to me.

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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I ate a lot of Arrowroot cookies my first trimester... and chewed mint gum.. make sure you take your prenatal vitamin with food! (my sister got really sick taking vitamins without food)....

Melissa - posted on 02/25/2009

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1- Try Sea Bands - they are just wristbands you can put on that don't contain any medicine, but put acupuncture-type pressure on certain points that eliminate nausea.
2- Take your prenatal vitamin at night
3- Drink Caffeine-free Coke with Ice in a glass
4- Eat Saltine Crackers.

Jesscia - posted on 02/25/2009

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im 10 weeks and my husband is in the military...luckly they like to give out meds for anything!! i have been so sick...i called my doc and said look i ave a 3 yr old and a 1yr old that i have to take care of and i cant be sick like this any more...they put me on what i like to call the wonder drug...its really hard to get it from an obgyn for some reason...but if you can get your doc to give it to you you will be better within 3 days...i promise...i took it with my 2nd daughter and now taking it again....its called REGLAN...its an old drug and will not hurt the baby!!! good luck....i tried anything ginger...crackers...everything...this pill is what got me back to my life..

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Kelly - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi im almost 7 months pregnant and for the first 3 and a half months i was nautious all day and all night....if your not into taking perscription medications for it i deffinetly suggest smelling lemon or citrus fruits...doesnt work for every one but its worth a try, also small frequent meals throughout the day helps alot. good luck and i hope your morning sickness ends soon:)

Annegret - posted on 02/25/2009

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Vomifene pills, works like nothing else and 100 % safe for preggy moms!

Kasey - posted on 02/25/2009

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I had the same problem with my first child who is now 21 mo. sick for the first 5 months landed in the hospital twice for dehydration. I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant and going through the sickness again. This time drinking ginger ale has really helped me or anything sour. I have been eating one or two lemons a day for the past four weeks along with my nausea medication and it really has helped settle my stomach. Good luck!

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A friend of mine used special nausea bracelets. You can get them in the pharmacy at your grocery store, they have this weird plastic ball and them and you have to put them on a specific part of your wrist to hit a pressure point that helps with nausea. She swore by them, I think people who suffer from motion/travel sickness tend to use them.

Dena - posted on 02/25/2009

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A girl at work had the same problem.  I had read in a magazine that sweet tarts help.  They helped her. Didn't work for me this time around, but certainly an easy, cheap thing to try!!  Good luck!

User - posted on 02/25/2009

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When my daughter was pregnant, I gave her Ginger slice it very thin and eat it it usually did the trick

Diane - posted on 02/25/2009

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i had the same,i found extra stong mints were good and also ginger biscuits helped loads!!

Tanya - posted on 02/25/2009

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I had really bad morning sickness and my older child just wanted to play with me to. I tried the whole ginger, snacks, lying down after eating, eating b4 getting out of bed and maxolon which all did nothing. Ended up on Zofran (presciption medicine) it is safe to take but comes with a cost, Dr put me on the 8mg so I could cut the tablet in half - worked out to be $6.00 per half tablet. Hope you get over the sickness soon!!

Anet - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Carrie



Had the same problem with our 1st son. Only thing that helped was a glass of fruit juice first thing in the morning.



I tried biscuits/crakcers but could simply not get myself to swallow....



A friend of mine ate Kelloggs Corn Flakes for the full 9 months! She was unable to eat other food...



Good luck and congratulations!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/25/2009

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I also like Leilani was sick my entire pregnancy,even during delivery.  I weighed 40 lbs less after my daughter was born than before I got pregnant.  Unfortunately the only thing that worked for me was Zofran, and it was very expensive!  My Ins. paid for it, but it still cost me $100 per month.  After 4 months of non stop sickness, I finally buckled, but it was worth every penny.  That was the only way I could function.  Good luck!  I did eat a lot of popsicles and slushies to try and keep hydrated.

Brigette - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hey Carrie - I was sick as a dog for about 6months in each of my pregnancies..........I tried every suggestion known to man, even tried the ginger (and i CAN'T STAND) ginger......eeewwwww, anyway, unfortunately I had to report - nothing worked......munching on dry crackers, did help but still felt nauseous - I so feel for you hun, there is nothing worse - I just hope it doesn't last long for you!!!!!

Andrea - posted on 02/25/2009

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Acupantuer is a god sent my sister and close girlfriend were hospalised with dehydrating they coould not even keep water down they both it done and within minutes they were eating and drinking the down sign was after about three weeks the sickness return but more acupantuer was done and they were alright give it a go you have nothin to losse but morn sickness

Helen - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi Carrie I know exactly how your feeling! I used to find ginger ale (non alcoholic)!! worhed really well for me also peppermint tea and trying to eat little and often, but the ginger was definatley the best thing i discovered. Hope you feel better soon!!!

Charline - posted on 02/25/2009

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Try something with ginger in like ginger buscuits or gingerale...it will help...I also got very sick! Good luck and enjoy every single moment!

Jessica - posted on 02/25/2009

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I can totally relate- I was sick all the way through both of my pregnancies too- lost weight, the whole nine yards- so I have all the sympathy in the world for you! Ginger candy (found in most health food stores) and preggie pops are okay, but really they didn't do a whole lot for me. I used FTAN for one pregnancy, and it worked okay. I also used reglan, phenergan (or something like that) well, there are a ton of prescriptions I went through before finding one that worked for me. Just keep on your doc to give you something until you find out what works for you... and in the meantime, know that I will be thinking of you and praying it gets better soon....

Kim - posted on 02/25/2009

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hey... my daughter is 3 months old and when i was pregnant i had the same problem... but my sickness was causing me to get dizzy... turns out i was diabetic... i wasn't before they gave me the sugar test... but because of the test i became diabetic... which made it alot worse... just thought i'd tell you so you don't have to go through the same thing...the only thing that helped me was taking deep breaths.... but in the end my dr had to give me pills to stop it once i became dehydrated....hopefully it gets better for you and good like...

Brittany - posted on 02/24/2009

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you can also try natural lemon drops, they helped me! or watermelon. I also had hyperemesis, but it only lasted the first 5 months. I read some where about the lemon and watermelon, and they both worked great. I tried the ginger, but I wasn't fond of ginger anyway so it didn't help me much. Definately do drink tons of fluids, or even pedialyte popcicles. once I started making sure  I was hydrated with electrolytes, i noticed a significant decrease in the sickness.

LaTasha - posted on 02/24/2009

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I threw up for the first 5 months of my pregnancy, I ate crackers, and that helped some, but be sure to drink lots of water even if it comes up, at least you'll have something to bring up, and won't be dehydrated. On the bright side, due to my vomiting for so long I only gained 1lb the whole pregnancy... Trust me, after your baby is born, that's a pre-pregnancy body PLUS



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Jackie - posted on 02/24/2009

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Rx Reglan, Gingerale & these pregnancy pops by baby bliss which I found at babies r us helped me. Good luck!

Brenda - posted on 02/24/2009

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I was not relieved by anything.  If I tried eating saltines before I got out of bed I'd end up throwing them up and I couldn't hold down any teas or even ginger or peppermint candies.  I eventually lost 10 pounds because of it.  My doctor put me on Reglan for the nausea I had that would not go away at all, and then I got hit really hard with throwing up so much I almost had to have IV fluids so she put me on Zofran.  I'm almost 30 weeks and just stopped taking my medicines, and even still I spend the morning slightly nausea-bound. Remember, if you can find no relief, medication is always an option (though I recommend trying everything else first).  Just know there is nothing wrong with having it, some women only find relief from meds. 

Kate CP - posted on 02/24/2009

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Cool compresses on the forehead and back of the neck will help with the nausea. I had hyperemisis too and ended up 25 pounds lighter by the time I delivered. I will never forget throwing up in mid contraction...god, that sucked. Flat sodas tend to help, saltines, mint tea, bananas...try to stay away from really sugary drinks things like Gatoraid which have a lot of sodium in it. Seabands (sea sickness bands you wear on your wrist) help some times...Oh, and antacids can actually really help. Really, the only thing that helped me was Zofran and like a previous poster stated your insurance company WILL fight you on that. It was a constant battle with my insurance provider just to get me a pill for a half a day. Good luck and yes, it usually (usually) gets better after the first trimester. :)

Ashley - posted on 02/24/2009

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i had the same problem when i was pregnant eat saltines before u even sit up in bed in the morning and try to avoid getting up to quickly once u sit up in bed in the morning try taking a drink of water and then eat small snacks all day it seemed to help me a little bit, dont worry though for most women it goes away around 3 1/2 months hope this helps

Christine - posted on 02/24/2009

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Those pregie pops really helpped me or anything sour. Cranberry grape juice worked good too. Hope you feel better.

Jamie - posted on 02/24/2009

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I hear your pain! When I had morning sickness with my first and my dr. told me to take vit. B6 (which is in your pre-natals) and 1/2 of the Unisom tablet. Unisom is a sleeping pill you can get at the grocery store. It is completely safe for pregnancy (i am pregnant right now and taking it), the actually used to be a medication on the market who's ingredients were exactly that, vit B6 and 1/2 does of a unisom pill. I have asked all my dr.s if it is safe and they all tell me it is, but of course check with yours before you take it. I have recommended it to a bunch of my pregnant friends and it works wonders for the as well. I hope this helps!

Sarah - posted on 02/24/2009

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I was nauseous the whole first trimester, they do sell these amazing lolly pops at maternity stores, there was something in them that sort of settled your nausea, I think they were called preggy pops?

Diana - posted on 02/24/2009

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I had the same problem too. Eat lots of soda crackers during the day (unsalted), drink peppermint tea, flat gingerale and water. I even chewed peppermint gum too. Take your prenatal vitamins with a meal so you don't get sick and throw them up.



You could also try those sea sickness bracelets too. I heard they work for morning/all day sickness.



Good luck! :)

Brenda - posted on 02/24/2009

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I agree with other comments and i've been through it too! Anything with ginger, i know they sell ginger gum. keep crackers beside your bed and eat them before you get out of bed. Eat small snacks all day. B6 & B12 vitamins help too, just dont smell them, the smell made me throw up! There are also bracelets that look like sweat bands that have little balls in them supposedly to put pressure on a pressure point to help your feeling sick. You can find them in a drugstore with motion sickness stuff! Good luck!

Clare-maree - posted on 02/24/2009

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Quoting Leilani:

I also forgot to say that you can get into a downward spiral if you become dehydrated so make sure you get fluids. Some people suggest taking the prenatal vitamin at night. I couldn't take any at all and my doctor said that's ok, the baby will draw the vitamins from my body. I was to the point I couldn't even think of food, see it on tv, hear about it on the radio... so, I totally know how horrible and draining it can be. Some people like the "Preggo pops". To me, they are gross and I just had a bad after taste after getting sick from them... But I seriously suggest staying away from carbonated drinks.. try apple juice or any juice you can tolerate.



I agree with Leilani, I had Hyperemis too. I threw up everyday of my pregnancy with both of my boys and nothing worked. I tried Sea sickness bands, ginger and Anti-nausea medication. I lost 15kg and ended up in hospital both times.



The smell, sight or thought of food would trigger it everytime. One thing that sometimes helped for me was to control my breathing.. long steady breaths and think about cool water, either surrounding you, or laying in it, the feeling of it and the sound etc changes the focus from your stomach to your skin. Sounds strange but it was calming.



The only thing i could bare was juice as well, when i could keep it down. I had to take my tablet right before sleep to have the best chance of keeping it down. You could also try crunching on some ice cubes to try to rehydrate.



 

Glenda - posted on 02/24/2009

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I was very nauseated with both my pregnancies--lasted longer with my daughter. Switching brands of prenatal vitamins, helped a bit, smells bothered me a lot. Sour candies helped, and chocolate milk helped me with heartburn. I eventually went on diclectin for a while with my second pregnacy...different the second time around being i had a 2 year old son as well to play with :)

Stephanie - posted on 02/24/2009

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I was the same exact way with my daughter! It was the worst, all I wanted to do was just throw-up just so I did not feel that way anymore! The thing that worked for me was these new things called Preggy Pops or Preggy Pops Drops! They were great! They really settled my stomach! They come in different flavors and I bought them at Babies R Us! They also were not real expensive so that was great too! Good Luck, It should pass soon! Congrats!!!

Silvana - posted on 02/24/2009

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i was the same i drank gingerale and had crackers, wake up slowly out of bed not so quickly as youd normally, have crackers next to you and have them before you get out of bed, it helped me

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2009

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My prenatal vitamins made me nautious.  I found a vitamin I liked much better and wasn't as sick.  Also, Emetrol is over the counter and was on my "ok" list of over the counter meds to take while pregnant, it's suppose to be good for nausea caused by a number of things. 

Sarah - posted on 02/24/2009

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Although it sounds crazy, running helped my nausea! I was nauseous 24/7 for 9 weeks, but trained for, and ran, a half-marathon. Whatever hormone our bodies produce during exercise helps our body deal with nausea. I wasn't nauseous while running, and I remained so for a little while after running. Small meals also helped...the key is to not let your stomach get empty!

Lori - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hey I was nauseous for 2 and a half months until I realized that if I take my vitamins, especially that brown dha pill, at night I was much better.  Good luck!  Feel Better!

Bev - posted on 02/24/2009

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I was on Dicletin with all 3 pregnancies, was sick the whole pregnancy with each. It was the only thing that helped other than dry toast or flat ginger ale. Good luck!

Leilani - posted on 02/24/2009

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I also forgot to say that you can get into a downward spiral if you become dehydrated so make sure you get fluids. Some people suggest taking the prenatal vitamin at night. I couldn't take any at all and my doctor said that's ok, the baby will draw the vitamins from my body. I was to the point I couldn't even think of food, see it on tv, hear about it on the radio... so, I totally know how horrible and draining it can be. Some people like the "Preggo pops". To me, they are gross and I just had a bad after taste after getting sick from them... But I seriously suggest staying away from carbonated drinks.. try apple juice or any juice you can tolerate.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/24/2009

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try to drink water and/or gingerale. also, try taking your prenatals right before bed instead of in the morning

Wanda - posted on 02/24/2009

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put the saltines by your bed, eat a few before you get up and wait a few minutes. Then get up, seems to help alot. Then eat dry toast.

Abigail - posted on 02/24/2009

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I had the same problem, i was told that if you eat saltine crackers in bed before you get up in the morning that it helps and it does some, never go for a long time without eating a little something! These things help some but it just usually runs its course!! hope you feel better soon!

Leilani - posted on 02/24/2009

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Forgot to also say if you can, try to take B6 vitamins, this naturally can help you feel better and not nauceous. Also, if you can't take pills or they wear off and you start to get sick again, the doctors can always give you a reglan pump... it's not fun, but gives you constant medication from a pump through a catheter into your leg... it's not fun... but you feel better. When you are that sick, all you want is to feel better. If you need anything please contact me.

Krissy - posted on 02/24/2009

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i dont have any suggestions cuz im 8 weeks with a 20 month old and i am deathly nauseous too!!! just wanted you to know your not alone!! one thing could be to get a prenatal with less iron. iron is known to vcause nausea!!

Renae - posted on 02/24/2009

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Ginger Root and Ginger Ale helped me as did sucking on those red and white mints or a lollipop.

User - posted on 02/24/2009

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eat small snacks all day.  no big meals.  munch on crackers and drink ginger tea.  to make ginger tea just buy some ginger chop it up ad smash it a bit then boil in water.  you can add honey too!!!  avoid sugar, that can make nausea worse.

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