best remedies for morning sickness

Alysa - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 69 moms have responded )

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i am 2 months pregnent and have really bad morning sickness

im tryin to live my life as normal as possible but its had when your nautiouse and sick all day. i need help =(

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Jasmine - posted on 01/05/2010

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hey honey i found the best thing that helped my morning sickness was peppermint tea and crackers

Liz - posted on 01/04/2010

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My doctor gave me some suckers called B-Natal and they worked great for me. I was sick all day long, and it was the only thing that helped. You can go to Walmart pharmacy and ask for them and they will have them there the next day. They have actual medicine in them so you can only have one every so many hours. Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 01/04/2010

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Lemon water, ginger "tea", mint tea, and keeping something in belly at all times. Even if it's just a nibble here and a nibble there. Preggie pops don't work for crap, maybe if I wasn't so terribly queasy, they'd do a better job.



Lemon water -just add lemon juice to water

Ginger "tea" - boil water, pour over sliced raw ginger, add honey to taste (can be drank hot or cold)

Mint tea - brew as directed on box, or use loose leaf mint

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Shaina - posted on 05/15/2013

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The only thing that EVER worked for me was this stuff called Herbal AntiEmetic by this company called Elk Haven Herbals. I tried EVERYTHING else.

Kerri - posted on 01/29/2010

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Keep cracker/plain cherrios, cut up lemon to suck on, and/or mint tea/flat ginger ale beside your bed. Before you sit up or get out of bed, try to nibble on something and drink a little and then get up slowly. It worked for me! I also slept with those anti-nausea wristbands that press on your pressure points...you can get them at a drugstore.

Linda - posted on 01/27/2010

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Try keeping some plain crackers by your bedside and have a couple before you get out of the bed. The nausea comes from an empty stomach.

Jeri-Lynn - posted on 01/27/2010

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it was almost 21 years ago when I was pregnant but the thing that worked for me was a glass or can of sprite , seven up or sometimes even coke. put a glass out or open the can, let it get flat and/ or warm on your bedside table at night. In the morning before you do anything even before your feet hit the floor, drink the glass/can of pop. its warm & flat so when it hits your stomach your more likely to keep it down. they say it has to do with blood sugar & movement early in the pregnancy this worked for me.
And for heart burn I chewed doublemint gum It really helped!!!

Melanie - posted on 01/27/2010

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I am pregnant with baby number 3 and have had morning sickness all day everyday since i was 3 weeks pregnant. I went to hospital on a drip 3 times in 5 weeks. I'm 16 weeks and I now take Zofran tablets every 6 hours which helps me get through the day. I still get sick when I wake up everyday but only throw up meals occasionally. I was the same with my first two children. I took Maxalon tablets with my first but they didn't help. I took the Zofran tablets with my second and they worked well but it did take a week for the tablets to start working. They can be expensive through. Goodluck!

Rosalyn - posted on 01/23/2010

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does it go away when you eat? my morning sickness was like that, it was a way of my body telling me i was hungry. i had to keep grazing all through the day to stop feeling sick.

Crystal - posted on 01/23/2010

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I had it really bad as well. My doctor changed my prenatal vitamins to Premesis Precare. Instantly, my sickness was about 90% better.

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2010

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Trader Joe's ginger chew candies are the best for it! I got really sick and started loosing weight with my second that even the ginger couldn't cure. My dr. gave me Zofran (sp) which is a chemo drug, but it was amazing! I couldn't finally hold down some food.

Kristi - posted on 01/22/2010

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I was sick with both my pregnancies all day every day! However for my second I was given Zofran. It was the only, I mean only thing that worked for me. I hope you can find something that works for you.

Alesia - posted on 01/22/2010

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my doctor recommended taking a B Complex vitamin and half of a Unisom-sleeping aide- morning and night. i could only do it at night cuz it made me sick in the morning but it helped immensely!!

Florence - posted on 01/21/2010

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Saltines! Keep them on your bedside table. Before you even open your eyes, eat a few.And avoid cigarette smoke! The smell from my husbands was more then I could stand. Hope that helps, I had "day sickness" also. Small price to pay!

Vicky - posted on 01/21/2010

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dont drink any liquid on an empty stomach, i ate an arrarout biscuit as soon as i woke up on a morning...seemed to help a bit...just eat & drink whatever you can keep down no matter how weird the combo!! ;-)

Ashley - posted on 01/21/2010

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Sprite and salty foods helped me a little bit. For the most part I was gonna be sick reguardless, but the sprite and salty foods helped me to not be as nauseus. Also I just went to a Vitamin Shoppe the other day and they have herbal teas and various other things to help with morning sickness. Ive already had my baby so I can't vouch for them. Just hang in there, it doesnt last forever.

Tabitha - posted on 01/21/2010

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the book your pregnancy week by week has a lot of good stuff in it. but try watermelon or saltine crackers. hope that helps

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2010

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I'm a little late to respond but I swear by this one.....Half of unisom (over the counter sleep aid TOTALLY safe for baby) and a pepcid every night before going to bed, works WONDERS! Also kind of odd but I was even nausious during delivery and my nurse had me sniff an alcohol pad, and I have NO clue why but IT WORKED, it was amazing and instant releif, but not long lasting. Good Luck!

Rhonda - posted on 01/20/2010

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The saltines before rising always seemed to work for me too, plus keeping small amounts of food in my stomach at all times worked. Empty tummy can mean queasy tummy. Also, lots of protein throughout the day to absorb the excess acid pregnancy hormones give you. Karen Hurd suggests eating lots of beans as they are loaded with protein. If they are canned, be sure to drain the liquid. It is the liquid in beans that gives you gas, not necessarily the beans.

Karen - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hi Alysa, What works for one doesn't work for all. I never suffered with morning sickness. However my mum did and she told me my dad would make her a cuppa tea and a honey sandwich which she would eat before she got out of bed each morning. This worked for her , good luck.

Mary - posted on 01/16/2010

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nightstand full of saltines and sprite.

purse full of peppermints and peanut butter crackers.

apples stashed everywhere.

and I kept ice handy when I could.

and stay away from strong smells.

Samantha - posted on 01/16/2010

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I'm at 17 weeks and have been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (excessive vomiting during pregnancy).



My best remedies are ginger or mint tea, pretzels, some cola syrup or actual coke (careful to watch the caffeine intake), and be sure to eat 4-6 smaller meals, rather than trying for 3 regular sized meals.



Don't eat too much in one sitting, try not to eat anything heavy right before bed, and definitely stay away from Pepto Bismol (It contains aspirin).



I did realize that if I am really truly craving something, no matter what it is, I can usually keep it down as long as I don't overeat.



Also, as your doctor about Zofran. It's helped alot since my doctor put me on that.

Anj. - posted on 01/16/2010

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I went and got sea sickness bands for my wrists that helped some. Do not let your stomach get empty. I drank Coke without ice and ate what I craved. That seemed to help some! Try sucking on hard candy, candy canes helped me!

Tammy - posted on 01/16/2010

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Try to eat lots of Protein.... Especially at night before you go to bed. Pregnancy produces an increase in hormones that produce more acid in the stomach and that is what causes the morning sickness, the protein absorbs the acid.

Gina - posted on 01/15/2010

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Pepermints, like Altiods. I kept these with me at all times. Soda crackers can help too. Pepermint green tea also. Hope you feel better soon, it will pass.

Charlie - posted on 01/15/2010

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most important thing is to listen to YOUR body. With each of my 5 babies, I had a different "remedy". From Sugar Daddy caramel pops to fiesta rice at Taco Bell! You will tune into your body and what it needs.

Becky - posted on 01/15/2010

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I agree with the saltine crackers and not having an empty stomach--keeping hydrated with water--not soda or coffee.

Antonina - posted on 01/15/2010

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peppermint tea, is good for sickness, camomile tea and ginger biscuits are good when you first get up i have tried gavison and peptac that is also good hope this advice works

Caren1±JaA - posted on 01/15/2010

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Pretzels are good too. anything salty. But like the saltine crackers, pretzels are low in fat:) Keep hydrated as well. Los of water. Celery and watermelon helped allot on my second pregnancy. Flat sodas especially ginger ale are great for any stomach sickness. The prego pops works a little as well. My friend used the pill from the doctor and I was tempted to after I lost 11 pounds the frst 5 months of my first pregnancy,. Her baby was fine. Doctors and drug companies are much more careful these days. Carbs in general seem to help. But for all of you who said to never let yourself go hungry, you are absolutely right!! keep something in yout stomach, so the acid doesn't have a chance to react to anything if you can.

Heidi - posted on 01/14/2010

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When I was pregnant I had terrible morning sickness. By the time I would get to work in the morning I had to sit quietly with my head on my lap! One of our security guards went and got me a cup of decaffeinated raspberry tea - worked within minutes every time. I think you can get it at the health food stores - tastes great!

Cheri - posted on 01/14/2010

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When you are pregnant, in the early stages of pregnancy, you lose quite a bit of minerals to your baby and placenta. The baby stays in the placenta for 9 months and during that time it receives nutrients through the umbilical cord. When nutrients are burnt, they create acidic wastes, which the fetus must discharge into the placenta. Since your blood vessels are not connected to your baby's blood vessels, your vessels cannot carry out the wastes that the fetus makes. Your body loses alkaline minerals to the placenta to make sure that the adequate amounts of alkaline minerals are there to neutralize the acidic discharges from the fetus for the next nine months. This causes your blood to become acidic rather suddenly, which is the cause of morning sickness and increases the chance of the baby having jaundice. Drinking Kangen water, which is not only alkaline, but with an alkaline reserve, immediately relieves morning sickness and also replaces the necessary minerals being used by your baby keeping your body in balance. For more information, please feel free to contact me.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010

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put crackers next to your bed and when u wake up just eat them, it helped me. good luck

Francine - posted on 01/13/2010

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Hi Alysa,
I taught prenatal classes in the past. I used to tell the moms in the group to eat small meals more frequently during their day to maintain blood sugar levels. Protein is better than crackers for nausea. Also if you take a prenatal vitamin, take it with a meal. Some are high in iron which can also worsen the nausea. Hope this helps a bit. Sometimes it's just a matter of waiting until it ends...not fun I know but the reward at the end of the pregnancy puts it into perspective.

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Pregnant women SHOULD NOT have Chamomile. It can cause the uterus to contract and therefore abort the fetus. Read about it or ask any doctor or midwife.

Kristi - posted on 01/12/2010

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I always kept a bag of almonds aroung to munch on as soon as I got a little hungry. they helped ward away the nasea very well.

Hush - posted on 01/12/2010

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dont let your tummy empty. I used to eat honey jumbles or nuts to keep me settled and the dried apricots. They were the easies to take in meetings disgretly. The honey jummble biscuits have ginger as main cmponet used for travel sickness tablets another option

Leesa - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have suffered sever morning sickness with both of my children to the point i was hospitalised almost every 3rd day.. I had been on all the anti sickness meds such as maxalon,phenergan,vitamin b6, they even put me onto one they use for cancer patients, it helped gr8ly but very expensive. In saying that i say go natural if u can, both my babies were premature my daughter weighing 1100gms n my son 1500gms n my son was 36 weeks gestation but severly growth restricted. if ur sickness gets that bad go to the hospital so u can get fluids at least, that helps when u get to a point of not being able to handle the sick feeling anymore. I sympathise with u as morning sickness has scared me of having more children.

Alysa - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Jasmine:

hey honey i found the best thing that helped my morning sickness was peppermint tea and crackers



thanx jaz ima try it, im tryin ginger tea right now

Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2010

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Never ever ever ever get hungry. I carried a bag of frosted mini wheats around and at one every few minutes. But, I was still sick. Best cure, give birth!

Jane - posted on 01/07/2010

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eat eat eat. the reason you feel nauseous is b/c you don't have enough protein in your system. also, "preggo pops" are great. something about the tart flavors, green apple, lemon and lime help it.

Bernadette - posted on 01/07/2010

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raspberry leaf tea is only recommended for the third trirmester, I think it may cause the uterus to contract or something like that. My sister had to get anti-nausea drugs that are given to cancer patients. You need to try and eat plain food, rest, drink water, keep whatever you can down but go to your specialist who will deliver the baby and get some help. My sister ended up in hospital dehydrated on a drip so you don't want that. My sister is an O/G and gives out drugs to help the nausea, it is perfectly safe.

Laura - posted on 01/07/2010

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Try raspberry leaf herbal tea. You can get it at health food stores. Its recommended for use throughout pregnancy and after to balance hormones and tone your uterus.

Kelly - posted on 01/07/2010

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Before getting out of bed eat a few crackers. Not after you get out but before!

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Take B6 with your multivitamin. I had morning sickness all day everyday from before I knew I was pregnant until the morning my son was born and the ONLY thing that made it less was taking B6





B6 is the main 'ingredient' in diclectin without all the other crap and diclectin is one of the most recommended morning sickness relievers

Poonam - posted on 01/06/2010

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hello happy new year! hope u have already received thousands of remedies from our circle and u must have started feeling well by now . before getting out of bed early morning, have some cookies or carbo rich snack like bread or any cereal. if the problem still persists and u feel weak then do see a doctor. all the best is this yr first issue, keep away from negtive feelings, try chanting it helps a lot

Joanna - posted on 01/06/2010

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I lived on saltines and ginger (ginger ale, ginger tea, plain noodles cooked with ginger) for the first 3 months of my pregnancy.

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Do not take any morning sickness meds; I use to eat crackers @ my bedside before I got out of bed; it helped some. It will subside eventually. I was perscribed Bendectin for morning sickness back in the 70's and my daughter was born with a birth defect, later it was found the drug company withheld info about it causing defects in lab rats in order to get it on the market. I don' trust the drug companies anymore.

Krista - posted on 01/05/2010

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I found that Chimes Ginger Chews were very helpful, as was lots and lots of warm herbal tea (just the fruity-flavoured stuff...nothing herbal that might hurt the baby).

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