9 wks pregnant & very sick. have tried every remedy even ematrol. any suggestions??

Ashley - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 263 moms have responded )

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I have tried all the remedys Ive heard of. ginger ale, crackers, ematrol, lemon juice, sleeping, still nothing works. I have a 4 year old son & was never this sick so not use to it, please any suggestions would be used & appreciated!

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Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was the same way during my whole pregnancy. The only thing that worked for me was Ondansteron, prescribed by the doctor. If I didn't take the pills I would throw-up. Good luck!

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Coke. Not diet but regular. Oh and try to get caffeine free. After loosing 20# in 3 weeks from morning sickness...this was the ONLY thing that work...and trust me, I think I tried everything under the sun.

Devon - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was also very sick with both my pregnancies, and i was diagnosed with hypertension. Have your blood pressure checked just in case. I couldn't get out of bed without getting sick to my stomach... try eating before you get out of bed, my hubby was very good about that! :) Good Luck.

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2010

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My mother-in-law introduced me to pistacchio almond ice-cream from 33 flavors Baskin Robbins it's green. also peppermint or mint tea. Sometimes (I know this may seem weird) but drinking pickle juice helped too. Don't know why but I had a 6yr old so wasn't always able to lay down w/quiet time either so did experimenting thru desperation. Listen to your cravings that's yourbody talking to you telling you what your lacking and what will makeyou feel better. Remove unnecessary stressers friends complaining about sig. other, create bounderies to protect you and your unborn child keeping your environment postive and healthy. I'm native american indian and we have rules around pregnancy for these very reasons and other females know these rules and respect your time of creating life. Everyone wants to touch your belly feel the baby kicking etc. our rule is only family and even at that we are careful no one mourning or who has just lost someone close in death. We belive that the unborn child is so sensative to feel others' feelings whether positive or negative and experience what your feeling so its just not physicallyyu effect your child. It's a huge responsibility God gives us to bear life. I wouldn't change a thing I have three beautiful children.

Laura - posted on 01/07/2010

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I would try some raspberry leaf herbal tea. You can get some at health food stores. A lot of midwives recommend using it through your entire pregnancy. It helps balance your hormones which should help you feel better. It also helps tone your uterus so that when the time comes for you to give birth your body will be more prepared.

Hope - posted on 01/07/2010

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I wish the Zofran had worked for me in pill form. I spent between the three pregnancies 8 months on a Zofran pump. We tried another med first but it did nothing. And after the first pregnancy, the Zofran didn't work at all in the second or the third. In the third though after the pill form of steroids I also had to do the Zofran and it helped only a little. I'm jealous of all of you that it worked for.

DANE - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was pregnant with twins so I was sick the whole time. I told my Dr. and he gave me a pill called Zofran. It was the only thing that worked. I was able to function on it also because it did not make me tired. I got a little headache sometimes from it, but that was about it. Good luck and hope this helps!

Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2010

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OK, But fresh ginger root and some lemons. Make strong ginger-lemon tea w/ a bit of sugar and sip. Thinly slice ginger root and put about 3T in 4c boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice to make sour and a bit of sugar to make it taste tolerable. This was the ONLY thing that somewhat helped me, but I was preggers with twins and had hyperemesis and was eventually put on Zofran.

Delia - posted on 01/07/2010

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Popscicles, what ever flavor you like best. I've suggested this to several people and they have all thanked me later. They work good for your other child too.

Hope - posted on 01/07/2010

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Kerry -

I said the same thing after my first daughter. Of course over time while you still remember the memory of how bad it is fades. I agreed to have #2 and like I said it was tough, but got through it better. My 3rd was the worst though, but that had a lot to do with the doctor. Don't completely give up on a second.

Louise - posted on 01/07/2010

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i was extremley sick for about 8 months solid all day and night i felt so ill all the time unfortunatley the only thing that worked for me was being admitted to hospital put on a drip and given fluids. i was also given cyclazine which helped a bit hence my daughter is now 8 and i'm not having anymore, unless you have had severe morning sickness no-one understands how bad it makes you feel.

Jessica - posted on 01/07/2010

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i was lucky andd never got sick..other than the smell of ranch..lol. but a friend of mine is also pregnant and she's been real sick she said not eating too late at night and/or just eating some crackers before bed has helped her alot. also she was getting really bad headaches and started taking her vitamin at night before bed and drinking a lil bit of coke. the caffine helps her headaches[it helps mine too] and shes not as sick the next morning.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was horribly sick for months with my twins. For a while, all I could eat was ginger snap cookies, ginger tea, etc. Ginger ale gave me heartburn. I tried wrist bands too, which helped for a while. Finally, my doctor put me on anti-nausea medication called phenergen. It was a lifesaver. I hope you get some relief soon. Hang in there:)

Hope - posted on 01/07/2010

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I also tried pretty much everything that is listed in these posts and none of it worked for me. But I recommend keep doing the crackers too, at least then you get something and it helps soak up the stomach acids. But I would say go with graham crackers they are much easier coming up and don't taste as bad. If you start passing out like I did and others said they did or you start throwing up blood, get into the hospital for fluids ASAP!!! It can cause a miscarriage if you get dehydrated too often and don't get it taken care of. Worse case you will have to go into the hospital every few days and get fluids put in you through an IV, did that too.

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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my dr told me to take vitamin b6, and unisom. the unisom i tried and it helped for a whle. i'm 36 week and still have morning sickness. i'm now on prescription meds. hope this helps.

Kerry - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was sick for the first 5.5 months, hospitalized multiple time for dehydration. None of these "remedies" worked. Came out of the pregnancy weighing less than when I got pregnant. For the first trimester my doctor blew me off because some sickness is normal, but at 14 weeks he finally agreed it was not normal. Had to take anti nausea meds, which didn't always work either. It was a miserable time and ultimately was the first reason I decided not to have any more kids. . . Be firm with your Doc that what you're feeling is not normal and don't let them blow you off.

Hope - posted on 01/07/2010

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I had hyperemisis for all 3 of my pregnancies (basically extreme morning sickness, without the ability to rehydrate), so I feel your pain. I lost 25,23 and 19 lbs. the 1st trimester of my pregnancies. The first preg. the only things that worked were: green apples (just chew and suck them if you can't keep them down and NO skin), salt & vinegar chips and beef and cheedars from Arby's. 2nd preg. chewing on ginger candies, caramels and ginger snaps were about it. And 3rd nothing worked. I was hospitalized repeatedly due to the dehydration part in all 3. I had the antinausia meds, but did nothing for me with 3 of them and the 4th one knocked me out for like hours, so that didn't work with other kids in the house or working. My first one it lasted until 6 1/2 months when they finally put me on a pump (gave me the antinausia meds 24-7 through a small iv - kind of like diabetic pumps), second one was only 3 1/2 months b/c the pump didn't work that time and they did a 3 day corticosteroid treatment that kicked me right out, but most drs. won't do that, it is for extreme cases and you have to be in a bigger city (mostly towards the west coast) and have a progressive doctor. My 3rd we moved to a smaller town before hand and they wouldn't even do the pump for me, so they transferred me to a dr. in Des Moines. He agreed to the pump but not the corticosteroids (I have MS too, so my body is already familiar with those drugs), but when the pump and several other things they tried didn't work, they ended up giving me the CS but in a pill form and it helped but I was sick the entire 9 (minus 2 wks) months. All three of my kids turned out great and my deliveries were a breeze, so I guess in the long run me being miserable was worth it. Good luck though, I know what you are going through. STAY AWAY FROM KETCHUP, trust me!

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Try vitamin B6. This worked for both my sister-in-laws. I am not sure how much to take so ask your OB. Good luck and congrats.

Lisa - posted on 01/07/2010

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My nurse told me to take a B-12 vitamin along with an over-the-counter sleep aid and it worked like a charm, even though I was pretty sleepy!

Lauren - posted on 01/07/2010

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Go to your doctor and tell him/her that you are really sick and he/she should prescribe anti-nausea pills. My sister took them and they worked really well! Good luck!

Deana - posted on 01/07/2010

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Has your doctor put you on antibiotics? I read that morning sickness can be caused by bacteria in the digestive track.

Jessica - posted on 01/07/2010

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I read most of these replies, and the only one that I would have found even remotely helpful, would be the anti-vomit pills. They are called Zofran (super expensive, get the generic, they work just as well). I called them my happy pills. I used to get sick from the moment I woke up in the morning, until the moment my head hit the pillow, and even then I would wake up in the middle of the night getting sick. Don't listen to all the GOSSIP about it... it doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your baby, it doesn't necessarily mean that you are having twins, ect. I had ONE HEALTHY baby girl, and my "morning" sickness lasted my ENTIRE PREGNANCY, NO JOKE. If the at home remedies aren't working, ask for a prescription of Zofran. TRUST ME

Marion - posted on 01/07/2010

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I would make sure to speak to the doctor. Nurses can only do so much. But stay hydrated, eat what your stomach can tolerate. And stay positive...Have you had an ultrasound yet? My worst all time all day sickness was due to twins. Little buggers!

Tara - posted on 01/07/2010

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Try Lemon Ginger Tea (it really helped me when I was pregnant with my twins had and morning noon and night sickness) - The other thing that helped me believe it or not was those goldfish crackers by pepperidge farm - I had the little snack packs and took them with me every where. Good luck - Hope you feel better

Alysha - posted on 01/07/2010

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Eat more protein! If you can't eat the meat, try protein shakes. and if that doesn't help, try diclectin (prescribed by dr).

Candace - posted on 01/07/2010

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Oh Ashley, I feel your misery. I was there with my first pregnancy...then after becoming a nutrition consultant myself, and learning what the body needs when pregnant, I have helped other mom's as well as my own pregnancy be symptom free. The remedies you mentioned are things that people try - after- they feel nauseous. Let's get your body built up nutritional, so you don't become nauseous. The trick is to get the right amount of healthy sugars into the body so your sugar levels do not drop at night while you sleep and then most wake up with morning sickness due to low sugar levels - not enough for you to function with mood and baby to get enough to be created. SO.... the trick that has worked for almost every mom I've consulted is to eat 5 Fruits a day...everyday..while pregnant. it is what the body needs! You've heard it before, but now you must truly live by it, or you get the nasty side effects of low sugar during pregnancy which is 'nausea'.. so for Breakfast - maybe Oatmeal and an Orange or a Grapefruit. Mid Morning snack a Chobani Yogurt and Strawberries, for Lunch a Sandwhich and an Apple, for afternoon snack 1 cup of grapes and 5 chunks of cheese. Dinner - 3 things on your plate (meat, veggie, starch) and then most important.... After Dinner, late night snack... a Banana with 1/2 cup of Icecream and drizzle some Hershey's chocolate if you so like, maybe add a TBS of chopped nuts very healthy fats for baby!. Trust me! do this for 2 days and let me know how you feel overall following this eating regimen. If you'd like to talk on the phone -- friend me in a facebook and I'd love to have a conversation. ~Candace Graham

Wendy - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hi Ashley! I know what it's like...I was sick with all four of my son's. I found that if i snacked throughout the day, and especially kept protein in my system, i felt a little bit better. I am also a nurse and treat many pregnant women who get dehydrated and malnourished in the hospital all the time. It can be very serious as you know and dangerous for the baby too. You can ask your OB for phenergan or zofran to help with the nausea if it gets to the point that you can't keep anything down. But, i don't recommend any medications unless it is absolutely necessary. So try to snack and feed your baby every couple of hours. I did find that coke helped me when i was very nauseated in the morning, though the caffeine and sugar aren't great for you either. It helped me get my day off to a good "eating" start. But the best advice i can give you is to take a nutritional supplement to bridge the gap between what you and your growing baby need and what you are actually able to stomach right now. I would love to tell you more about a great whole food product called JuicePlus that is great for anyone, but especially you as a pregnant woman suffering from morning sickness. E-mail me at wrn526@windstream.net and i'll share more information with you about it. I think you would do best with our gummy product that should be easier for you to tolerate right now and your 4yr old son would love it too. But best of all, this product is just concentrated fruits & vegetables, all natural and totally safe for anyone to take! It will give you piece of mind that you and your baby are getting the bare essentials at least during this difficult time in your pregnancy. Also these won't give you the horrible constipation problems that regular prenatal vitamins will. You can also check out my website and watch the video's on the product and especially check out the video about all the MD's around the country who recommend this product for their patients. My website is www.wendyadams4juiceplus.com. I wish you well in your new baby and hope you will be feeling better soon. Wendy

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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With my 4th pregnancy I was really sick . I took 4-6 ginger capsules which is an herb. However, it still took a month before i was able to do everything I normally did. My 5th pregnancy Gaterade helped. I hated the sugar but it made me feel better. With all that said my sickest pregnacy gave me a very easy birth. Good luck and hope it helps.

Danielle - posted on 01/07/2010

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The first trimester is usually the worst. Hopefully you will feel better by 13 weeks. I threw up every morning for 10 weeks! When I hit my my second trimester I felt so much better, i still got sick but not as often. I was also more sick with my daughter then my son and they say that some people react to the hormones of there baby. Maybe your having a girl :)

Jodi - posted on 01/07/2010

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I sooo feel for you. I was very sick with all four of my pregnancies up to the 6th month. One day I woke up and the constant, 24 hour morning sickness was gone. I survived on Torilla Soup and lucky charms for 6th months! I am soooo sorry. What we women go through to have a baby is nothing short of a miracle.

Sleeping pill at night (supervised by doctor, of course) helped for a few hours in the morning. Making sure I constantly had crackers in my stomach even when they didn't taste good. (I threw them up most of the time, though.) On my third and fourth, my doctor prescribed a drug for naseau that's used on cancer patients undergoing chemo. It starts with a "Z". Very expensive. Worked for a few weeks. For my girlfriend, that was her life-safer. And it continued to work for her. So, you may want to ask about it.

Good luck!

Kelly Will - posted on 01/07/2010

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I was the same way you were with both of my little ones. I took a vitamin supp called gripe water. It really helped me a lot! You can get it online or at a vitamin store. Hope this helps!

Karen - posted on 01/07/2010

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Zofran chewable (not pill) - the only thing that will work in some women. Good luck!!

Danielle - posted on 01/07/2010

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My doctor actually told me to take Unisom for Hyperemesis (Severe nausea & vomiting) & it helped a bit. I was nauseated for about 8 months on & off.

Laura - posted on 01/06/2010

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Earl grey tea ... it saved me from throwing up my daughter..... which might have been ewasier than giving brith lol!

Shara - posted on 01/06/2010

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I was only sick for 7 or 8 weeks at the first of my pregnancy. But it felt like an eternity! My doctor had me take a vitamin B-6 tablet and 1/2 of a sleeping pill before I went to bed. It did help to settle my stomach and helped me safely sleep through the night. Hope you find the right remedy for your sickness!

Naimi - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had horrible nausea during all four of my pregnancies and yet all four pregnancies were different. You really just have to experiment with things; there isn't one remedy that works for every mommy each time they conceive. With my first one, a nurse suggested chocolate milkshakes from McDonald's. Strangely enough, that was the only thing I could hold down with regularity the whole time and it calmed my stomach. With the next one, it was decaf Frappucinos from Starbucks. The third one, it was sugar candies and lollipops. By the time the fourth one came along, I was pretty much run down from working in an office while being sick before and after every meal. I wound up going downstairs to the snack shop and buying one of every kind of nut and seed available and having a grazing buffet on my desk. I found that just constantly snacking (nibbling; not scarfing down handfuls) did more for me than anything else. Maybe that would have worked the other times, but who knows? Each pregnancy, I mostly stayed away from carbonated beverages and did my best to not fill my stomach because reflux becomes a big issue as well.

Mindy - posted on 01/06/2010

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I was very sick with my forth pregnancy and the only thing that helped me was lemons..I ate them all day long and developed a taste for them and learned to enjoy it..I was like you and tried everything previously but my Uncle who was a marine said they ate lemons for sea sickness and it always worked so I gave it a try...Great results for me..Hope you feel better soon..

Melanie - posted on 01/06/2010

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The sea bands helped me some, my dr. also gave me medicine for it but that was after 4 months of being sick.

Denise - posted on 01/06/2010

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have you tried chewing on whole ginger? that worked for me. another thing that worked for me was eating lemons. somehow the acid neutralized the nausea

Karen - posted on 01/06/2010

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I was sick the first 6 weeks and I put crackers on the nightstand and before I got out of bed of the morning I would eat a couple if I got up first they didn't help me :)

Letitia - posted on 01/06/2010

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i was the same with both my babies i stopped eating tomatos and that seemed to help me also anything with tomatos in it my bf told me to try it coz it helped her and it worked of both of us give that a go good luck i know what your going thru not nice at all

Rebecca - posted on 01/06/2010

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Try sucking on a jolly rancher. They are a bit sour and it helps with the upset tummy a bit more so it's more of just being nauseated then throwing up. With my first i developed hyperemesis and lost 25lbs in the first 4 days...they say for me it was becasue my hormones were very very low and then hit the roof but i was sick until the 5th month. Ask your Dr to perscribe you diclectin. It's expensive but it works for some. It didn't for me as i coudl'nt even keep water down. It worked when they were able to give it through my iv when i was in the hospital for dehydration but the pills were a waste of money for me. I flushed 150$ worth of pills in a few days lol. If you have coverage they aren't that expensive...my husband is military and i didn't have my coverage card at the time so i had to apy full price:(

Good luck and i hope it's just morning sickness for your sake that will end in a few weeks. My second pregnancy i just had regualr morning sickness and the only thing i coudl eat was nacho chips with salsa and i had to eat it at 10am lol. My first was a boy and my second was a girl but i was told with my first iw as having a girl becuas ei was so sick lol...i was backwards i guess but maybe you are having a girl as you have your boy already and you weren't like this:)

Jodie - posted on 01/06/2010

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Quoting Ashley:

9 wks pregnant & very sick. have tried every remedy even ematrol. any suggestions??

I have tried all the remedys Ive heard of. ginger ale, crackers, ematrol, lemon juice, sleeping, still nothing works. I have a 4 year old son & was never this sick so not use to it, please any suggestions would be used & appreciated!


Hi Ashley,



Fist off your prob having a girl! I have a son and two daughters and was only sick with the girls. Nothing worked for me except keeping busy. The more i rested and layed around the worse i was.The days when i was busy or at work pretending to be fine were the best days and the shortest. avoid the deli isle at the supermarket.!! (made me heave instantly) I used to drink grapefruit juice as its sour and would make me feel a little better - just a sip now and then. The sickness went away around the 14 week mark for me but its different for everyone. All the best and i hope you really get to enjoy being pregnant once this has passed. Jodie

Chrissy - posted on 01/06/2010

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I have four children and was sick with all of them. It wasn't till the forth child that I found out the vitamins that I was taking wasn't agreeing with me so I had to tale Flinstone Vitamins.

Sandra - posted on 01/06/2010

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i had nausea and was told before you get up first thing in the morning get your partner to get you a piece of toast with peanut butter...and it workded...the nausea is related to hunger - again what my midwife told me - so eat consistently and high fibre, high protein so you are healthy full...hope this helps...good luck!

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My friend is pregnant with twins and had horrible nausea. She tried these "c bands" for motion sickness and they worked great for her. She said she got them at the drug store! Good luck... on a better note, you should only have a couple more weeks of this! Lol!

Heidi - posted on 01/06/2010

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I was in your shoes about 10 weeks ago. It really sucks and it seems like it will never go away but I promise it does! I tried EVERY remedy possible and nothing worked. You probably just have to wait it out. I'm sorry!

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