Nausea and foods to eat?

Jenny - posted on 12/14/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am 5 weeks pregnant (in a few days I will be 6 weeks)...This week i have had nausea all day and nothing sounds good to eat. I used to be able to eat a protein bar and now I can't even eat that...things I used to like I don't want to eat...I feel like I need to eat all the time to keep the nausea suppressed a bit...is there anything ya'll would suggest to help with the nausea as well as suggestions of foods I can eat? Thank you so much.

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Lindsay - posted on 12/17/2012

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I would suggest buying ginger ale and crackers and soup. When I was pregnant with my son, I had such horrible nausea that would last all day and I was constantly like this up till about 5 1/2-6 months pregnant. The ginger ale will help. If you still feel really nauseas even after a couple weeks, go to your doctor. My doctor had to prescribe something to help me with the nausea so that I would not feel so bad. Hope you are feeling better. :o)

Jenny - posted on 12/17/2012

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You have been so sweet to help me! Thank you so much!!!
Being my first its nice to hear from other-moms. :) So, again, i greatly appreciate your time and advice! I do have to say the past 2 days have been better! Wahoo!! :)
Good luck with your pregnancy hope all goes well for you!
Blessings.

Denikka - posted on 12/15/2012

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Ginger powder is typically used more as a flavouring/spice to use in cooking foods. The ginger tablets are concentrated for a better effect :)

It's so tough to deal with that kind of morning sickness. It's not bad enough to really warrant getting something from your doctor to stop it, but just that general feeling of unwellness and nothing being appetizing.
Definitely watch it though. I dealt with it last pregnancy. Started out with a couple days of the stomach flu and ended up with roughly 6 weeks of being unable to eat or drink anything XP I got so dehydrated that my body was rejecting anything that I tried to put into it. I mean everything. I couldn't drink water or ginger ale or eat crackers. Ended up with me in the hospital twice for fluids and I ended up on anti nausea pills for a few weeks until I got enough back into my system that my digestion would work again and not just reject.

I don't say this to scare you. It just always worries me when anyone, especially a pregnant woman, is unable to eat or just has no appetite. My baby was fine even through the rough times, but it's still concerning how sick you can get and how quickly it can come on if you don't take care of yourself :) and sometimes that means forcing yourself to do something, like eat, even when you really don't feel like it.
I've been battling that again this pregnancy. Just don't feel like anything, forget to eat or whatever, then realize that I'm SUPER hungry, tummy growling, and just nothing is appetizing. I guess this is a reminder to myself too :P Gotta eat something :P
Good luck, hope your nausea subsides soon :)

Jenny - posted on 12/15/2012

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Denikka, thank you so much! I went and got ginger power at the store last night but have no idea how or what to do with it? So I was going to research it today. And really nothing truly sounds good. :(. But I know I have to eat. Maybe I'll go out today and get the finger tablets. Thank again for your help!! ;).

Denikka - posted on 12/14/2012

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Ginger tablets and ginger ale can help with the nausea, just like when you're actually sick :)

Other than that, I would stick to lighter foods, scrambled eggs (not cooked in butter), toast, non spicy soups, basically whatever you would eat if you had a stomach virus. Eat small amounts frequently. And if there's something that strikes you, any kind of craving or whatever, go with it.
Try to avoid spicy foods and foods laden with grease. Many people find that they make nausea worse.

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