Morning Sickness

Megan - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 43 moms have responded )

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does anyone have a remedy or advice for copying with morning sickness?

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W'Loeska - posted on 11/23/2009

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I used to drink a cup of rooibos tea first thing in the morning with some tennis biscuits.And if i had felt sick later i drank some milk.

Beck - posted on 11/23/2009

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Nothing worked for me... except accupuncture! Highly recomend. Good luck, its shocking! It is putting me off getting pregnant again! Worth it in the end though.

Trina - posted on 11/22/2009

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Saltine crackers and orange juice usta help me. If your still in the first trimester...you may just have to tough it out!

Lyndall - posted on 11/22/2009

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Hi Megan, I had shocking morning sickness with both my kids and the doctors put me onto vitamin B6 it helps control the nausea and also keeps you in a good mood! The best thing is it is water soluable so you pee out what your body doesn't use. It really worked for me. Hope this helps.

Oh and also don't let yourself get hungry. I ate a lot of dry busicts (salty ones)

Moyra - posted on 11/22/2009

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Try the travel sickness band available from travel stores or in South Aust the RAA hve them. These you can use at varying times of the day depending on when you get sick.

Moyra - posted on 11/21/2009

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Quoting Megan:

Morning Sickness

does anyone have a remedy or advice for copying with morning sickness?


 

Tina - posted on 11/20/2009

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When I was pregnant, I found that if I waited at least 45 minutes after I got up to eat I didn't experience the sickness and could keep breakfast down. I only got sick if I ate too soon after getting out of bed. It worked for me. . .thought maybe it might work for you.

Kate CP - posted on 11/20/2009

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Quoting Theresa :

Okay let's not be mean.... after all this was 30 years ago girls, come on and give me a break....


Sorry, didn't mean for it to sound mean! *hugs*



But yea, I think hyperemesis has only been a diagnosis in recent years. I had it, too. GOD it sucked. :/ The only thing that would let me keep my food down was a 8mg Zofran twice a day...and chicken noodle soup. Everything else came back up. 

Theresa - posted on 11/20/2009

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Okay let's not be mean.... after all this was 30 years ago girls, come on and give me a break....

Theresa - posted on 11/20/2009

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I'm sorry to hear that, but remember 30 years ago I don't think anyone even heard of Hyperemesis. I do not recall anyone I have ever met with it. I wonder do you get motion sickness? I was pregnant with my 3rd and got sick more frequently than before and my son is now 25 and he suffers from motion sickness apparently while in the womb he got motion sickness...

Kate CP - posted on 11/20/2009

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Quoting Theresa :

As the baby boomers grow older some things are lost to the younger generation. One of these is information about morning sickness that is overlooked. Morning sickness is determined by the baby's father mother. If she had it so will you. If she did not have it neither will you. For 30 yrs, I have asked women about their morning sickness and this seems to run true. There is no treatment for it. The best you can do is cope with some old wives remedy's that usually work, 1) Keep saltines next to your bed and before you get up eat a few crackers. This will settle the acid in your stomach and calm your gag reflex. 2) Avoid trigger food before going to bed. By keeping track of when you have ate when you have really bad sickness, you can figure out what you ate the night before and avoid it. 3) Sense of smell activates sickness so find a fragrance you can live with.
Good luck and I hope yuout grow soon...
Theresa


That would be an old wives tail. Morning sickness is not determined by genetics but on a pregnancy by pregnancy basis. I know a lady right now who is pregnant and has morning sickness but didn't have it in her previous pregnancy. Same father, by the way. 



There ARE treatments for morning sickness depending on the severity of the nausea and vomiting.

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Quoting Theresa :

Morning sickness is determined by the baby's father mother. If she had it so will you. If she did not have it neither will you.


This has not been true in my case. My MIL had nine kids and was one of those people who floated happily through their pregnancies. I, on the other hand, was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarium - my first pregnancy got so bad that I was vomiting every 30 minutes and was threatened w/hospitalization.

Theresa - posted on 11/20/2009

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As the baby boomers grow older some things are lost to the younger generation. One of these is information about morning sickness that is overlooked. Morning sickness is determined by the baby's father mother. If she had it so will you. If she did not have it neither will you. For 30 yrs, I have asked women about their morning sickness and this seems to run true. There is no treatment for it. The best you can do is cope with some old wives remedy's that usually work, 1) Keep saltines next to your bed and before you get up eat a few crackers. This will settle the acid in your stomach and calm your gag reflex. 2) Avoid trigger food before going to bed. By keeping track of when you have ate when you have really bad sickness, you can figure out what you ate the night before and avoid it. 3) Sense of smell activates sickness so find a fragrance you can live with.
Good luck and I hope yuout grow soon...
Theresa

Kate CP - posted on 11/20/2009

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For mild to moderate morning sickness use the tips you've read thus far. If you are actually vomiting more than 4 times a day you could have hyperemesis and you should see your doctor immediately.

Kathleen - posted on 11/20/2009

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I know it sounds weird and you don't want to do it but, MOVE! Get out and go for a walk. It always helps me and I stay naseau free for about an hour or more after exercising.

Ciera - posted on 11/19/2009

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i tried the crackers but the dryness of them and the smell made me feel gross so someone said lemons and I tried it. it worked for me. I know some people it doesn't work for but you might as well try it. I tried everything everyone said until finally it stopped but lemon helped the most. anything from sucking on lemon drops or lemon suckers to "pouring a little bit of water in my lemon juice" as my husband teased :)

Tantalitee - posted on 11/19/2009

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Some ginger tea in the morning with dry toast. SOunds boring but your tummy will thank you LOL Also peppermint oil, just two to three drops in an oil burner.

Stacey - posted on 11/19/2009

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I never had bad morning sickness, but I did find that crackers helped. Maybe try a little peanut butter on them, too, for the protein. Also, peppermint helps with nausea. Try sipping on some hot peppermint tea. That always helped settle my stomach, and still does!

Laury - posted on 11/19/2009

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Gum really helped me. It has to be sugarless and I read somewhere that you should chew it for half an hour after eating and it really does hellp!Good luck!

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((HUGS)) to you. Morning sickness is awful, and I'm so sorry you're going through this. How you treat it depends on what kind of morning sickness you have. If you have regular run-of-the-mill morning sickness, many of the traditional remedies might work for you. However, you could have much more severe morning sickness, which will not respond to these kinds of treatments. With all three of my children, I had "Hyperemesis Gravidarium." My first pregnancy got so bad that I was throwing up every 30 minutes, and I was threatened with hospitalization. I was on Zofran, which is what they give cancer patients going through chemo. It is the strongest medication available, and it worked, but it had some uncomfortable side effects. What worked for my second and third pregnancies was acupuncture. It sounds a little weird to many people, but it was just as effective as the prescription medication. (With my 1st preg, I didn't know about acupuncture. ) If you are suffering from severe morning sickness, there is a wonderful group called Help HER. You can find it at http://www.hyperemesis.org/ The mamas there have been through it all and have wonderful tips for dealing with severe morning sickness. They are also very comforting when nothing works and you just have to get through it.



Some ideas:

*Acupuncture - with regular morning sickness, many people have complete relief

*Vit B6 - either a 25mg tablet at night or 3 10 mg tablets throughout the day. Do not take more than 75 mg in a day. You can also get B shots, which have provided nearly instant relief for some women.

*Eat small amounts all day long rather than meals

*Choose more high protein foods and fewer carbs.

*Ginger - tea, cookies, candied ginger, just make sure it has REAL ginger and not ginger flavoring

*Cold food - I lived on popsicles and fruit from the fridge

*Find what you can stomach and eat it. When the nausea passes, you can worry about getting a balanced diet. For now, just try to get some calories in.

*Medication - none are considered absolutely safe, but you have to weigh the possible dangers of medication against the dangers of continuing to vomit.

*Fresh air helped me. I kept the windows open all the time, even though it was freezing! Try to get out for walks if you can handle it.

Acupressure bracelets - you can find them in most pharmacies, marketed for motion sickness. They helped me a little.



I hope some of these ideas help you. Most of all, hang in there. This will pass, and it will all be worth it! ((HUGS))

Melanie - posted on 11/19/2009

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I spent 5 months with mornign sickness on my first one and my husband's grandmother bought me some ginger biscuits. I lived on them for 5 months. it does help xx

Schollin - posted on 11/19/2009

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At first I Lost 20 pounds in two weeks because of morning sickness or so I thought so they put me on flinstones instead of prenatals seeing as the rapid weight loss and it turned out I couldnt handle the iron. of course it didnt cure my regular morning sickness but Gatorade seemed to do the trick with that and i'm pregnant again and taking flinstones and gatorade i've had very minimal morning sickness when at all

Crystal - posted on 11/19/2009

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It depends how bad your morning sickness is- if it's not too serious, the "traditional" things work- any thing with ginger, eating carbs often and small amounts of protein at a time, herbal digestive aids.... but I was throwing up 20 times a day, so of course all things were coming up, no matter what I ate or drank. Zofran made my vomiting much less- only 2-3 times per day, and then I just had to wait it out until the nausea resided at about 18 weeks.

Iris - posted on 11/19/2009

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When I was pregnant with my son, I was getting sick a couple of times a day.. Cooking meat would make me get sick. I use to ask my hubby to cook the meat. But with the morning sickness. I use to drink water or eat crackers or suck on mints or chew gum to help my tummy settle down..

Tiffany - posted on 11/19/2009

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yea i tried ginger...didnt work for me...drinkin straight pickle juice usually helped..idk im weird

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Hot Peppermint tea helped me. So did switching my prenatal vitamin. I started taking a chewable and the morning sickness went away instantly.

Claire - posted on 11/18/2009

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when i was pregnant with my first who's now nearly 7yrs old i had morning sickness, i left a glass of coke and a digestive biscuit beside the bed as in the morning the coke had gone flat and had a nibble of the biscuit before getting out of bed this really helped me. hope all goes well

Christa - posted on 11/18/2009

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if it gets really bad you can always ask your doctor for a prescription, thats what my friend did and it worked really well for her and it doesn't hurt the baby. i was in bed the first five months of my second pregnancy it was horrible but i hate taking medication so i just stuck it out.

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I had MS with all three of my kids. With each pregnancy, it got much worse. My third I had to take a whole month off work because I couldn't cope with it. My dr put me on Diclectin (which is a b vitamin) and ranitidine (Zantac). I was maxed out on both but still had some residual for the 9 months. The best thing that helped me.... sipping on coke. I watched what I ate and ate really healthy, but sipping on that coke really helped. I had tried everything... saltines, eating in the morning, gingerale, bracelets, you name it! Good luck. Hopefully your will pass and you don't have to deal with it the whole 9 months!

Crystal - posted on 11/18/2009

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I just got over my morning sickness..all though i still have my days of being sick. mine was the worest i couldn't even get off the bed most days. till i got so sick of it becuase nothing worked. So i finally called my doctor and they gave me meds call promethizen it worked amazing. but it did make me a bit sleepy

Lori - posted on 11/18/2009

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For the first 14 weeks of my second pregnancy I stayed sick from the time I woke up to the time I fell asleep at night. The only thing that helped me was running a fan in front of my face. Any kind of cool air helped me more than anything. Anytime I felt like I was going to be sick I could just pull out my mini fan stop for a few seconds and blow it in my face. It helped alot. Ginger ail or saltines didn't help me.

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I lived on ginger ale, milk, peanut butter, and saltines for 4 months. Or at least it felt like it. I also used "Preggie Pops", which you can find at motherhood maternity, and I've seen them at Babies R Us, but you may be able to sub other sour candy. I was skeptical, but I was so nauseous I was ready to try anything. They worked wonders during landing when I had to fly to my best friend's bridal shower.

Samantha - posted on 11/18/2009

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Eat a little snack in the middle of the night and right before you go to bed. Drink plenty of water too. Good luck!

Jill - posted on 11/18/2009

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I liked drinking mint water - drinking regular water made me throw up more. I also tracked which foods were more likely to make me sick. I tolerated some foods well and others poorly. I tried to eat smaller meals throughout the day - if you are like me, the morning in morning sickness wasn't really accurate.

Rachael - posted on 11/18/2009

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ginger ale and saltine crackers.....eat a few bites of crackers befor getting out of bed...and when u get up....get up slowly...thats wht heped me good luck

Lauren - posted on 11/18/2009

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Make sure to get enough protein. Eggs, cheese, milk, meat, peanut butter.. Cheese and Crackers with a glass of milk was how I started my day!

Natalie - posted on 11/18/2009

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I had morning sickness really bad with my oldest,and I found getting plenty of rest and trying my hardest to drink water helped a little bit.I didnt find ginger or anything helped.Hope you feel better soon!

Erin - posted on 11/18/2009

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i always used saltines right before i got out of bed and also make sure you never get too hungry, take a snack with you everywhere you go.

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2009

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i had really bad morning sickness with my first bub. i was told ginger biscuits. it helped a little then i went to my doc n he gave me maxilon. its a little blue tablet to help with the nausea......aww u poor thing. hope i helped its the only thing i didnt like about bein pregnant

Megan - posted on 11/18/2009

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Have a "Luna" bar next to your bed. Before even think of rolling out of bed, eat a couple nibbles. Saltine crackers and ginger help too!!! I think it's "Altoids" that makes a ginger candy that works wonders!! Also, peppermint candies... Good luck and hope this helps!

Kelsey - posted on 11/18/2009

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Ginger, I read aboput using it in one of my pregnancy books when I was preggo, but never had to use it because I didnt get much morning sickness. Put it on your stir fry, or I think even smelling it is supposed to help.

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