Need help! pregnant with my 4th and having a hard time cooping through Nausea!

Annette - posted on 04/03/2012 ( 54 moms have responded )

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Please I need help cooping with nausea. I have kids who are not in school yet and are home all the time and I have a hard time keeping up with them. I have not been able to eat a whole the last weeks or so. I am on antacids and vitamin B6 for energy. My dr prescribed those to me and is hoping i can get some zofran soon. I have tried teas, 7up, sprite, ginger ale, fresh ginger tea, crackers, bread. You name it i have tried it. I have been getting bad nose bleeds because i am dehydrated on top of all of this and I am trying to avoid the hospital. I am about 9 week pregnant with my 4th and I am 25 years old. I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old home all the time. Please help me!

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Rebecca - posted on 05/08/2012

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Talk to your obgyn. The most helpful thing one of my ob's ever told me was to take half a pill of Unisom. It is marketed here as a sleep aid but is used in Europe to help with nausea.

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Gladys - posted on 11/15/2013

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Try a lemon or orange rind. Squeeze that watery fluid near your nose when ever u feel like you want to through out. I am 20 weeks pregnant with my second born and it has helped me. It wont go for ever but prevents you from throwing each time you eat.

Atrelle - posted on 11/05/2013

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If I where you you should go to the hospital and get checked that is not normal you should help your self and your baby it can be stress and that's not good for you or your baby

Wisal - posted on 11/05/2013

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Do you mean Diclectin? Because this is what I took for my 3 pregnancies and the vomiting stopped right after the first pill, however, I think it's only available in Canada.

Laura - posted on 05/14/2012

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I know what you are going threw. I am pregnant with my fourth and have been sooooo Sick....Between being tired and the morning sickness I feel like staying in bed all day. Which I cant LOL. I have a 2,9and 11 year old Lots of things going on while I am so sick.

Andrea - posted on 05/08/2012

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I was sick with my son a lot during my pregnancy, then when i got pregnant with my daughter i couldn't hold down anything and wound up losing around 15-20 pounds in the first 2 months. Peppermint and Spearmint flavored things helped A LOT with me. i was buying 2lb bags of life savers that were peppermint and spearmint. Also peppermint/Christmas tree ice cream was what i ate for about 6 months. I have also heard real ginger helps with the nausea as well, but didn't help at all in my case. You may even want to try the preggie pops & drops for when you go out they helped a bit so I was able to get things done outside of the home when need be. Good luck though!!!

Jillian - posted on 05/06/2012

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I was sick all nine months with both of my kids, I lost 43lbs with my daughter and 38lbs when I was pregnant with my son. I threw up every morning and at least two meals a day. Definitely try to keep your fluids up, AVOID sodas because they dehydrate you more, go for gatorade instead and nothing with caffeine, it will also dehydrate you. Herbal teas, you have to be careful about some of them, but one that helped with the nausea was honey vanilla chamomile by Celestial Seasonings or just the regular Chamomile will also help, I also recommend their sleepytime tea, all are safe for pregnancy.
As far as food, I threw up almost everything, didn't matter what it was, but there were things that I could keep down one trimester that I would throw up as soon as I hit another trimester. Since you are having problems with dehydration I would recommend soups, you'll need the extra liquid, but try to make them hearty ones because you need all the calories you can get into you even if it is for a short amount of time, think about your favorite foods that are high in fat and calories and go for it even if you throw them up you will at least retain some fat and calories from what you ate. Hope this helps!

Dana - posted on 05/05/2012

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I am right there with you prego with my fourth and so damn nausiated its horrible.

Annette - posted on 05/03/2012

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Ah unfortunatly my problem is apparently not even pregnancy related. I go in for immediate surgery this monday to have my gall bladder removed with the stones they found in it. That right there is what is causing all my problems. Ugh Hope to feel better soon!

Katie - posted on 05/03/2012

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i know sea bands helped me deal with the nause. it's just a band that u wear around your wrist that has a plastic nob on it and it goes over top of a pressure point on your wrist. i was shocked at how well those simple little bands helped me! u can find them at meijers or wal-mart. hope u feel better soon!

Jody - posted on 04/19/2012

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When I had nausea with my daughter I would eat a small piece of crystalized ginger or drink a tea made with fresh ginger slices steeped in hot water for 5 minutes. Ginger is not reccommended for everyone though because it is a powerful herb. The fresh root is not as strong as the dried or crystalized so if you want to try ginger use that first. It is also a stimulating herb and helps increase blood circulation so I wouldn't recommend taking it just before bedtime. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) tea is also recommended for nausea and is safe during pregnancy. You should be able to find it in most health food shops.

There is also an acupoint on the inside of your arm 3 finger widths up from your wrist. It is the same point they put the motion sickness bands on & it works wonders for any type of nausea. You can either buy the bands at the store or you can use a piece of elastic with a bead on it and just keep the bead pressing on that point. It was one of my favorite points especially when I was at work or driving and didn't have any ginger with me.

Rachel - posted on 04/18/2012

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gum. i am 21 weeks pregnant an had a two year old. when i start to get nausea i put a piece of peppermint gum in my mouth and it help. if you can when feeling sick lay on your left side it helps.

April - posted on 04/18/2012

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I was sick the entire time with both of my girls. I tried ginger ale, sour candies, crackers, lemonade, peppermint and nothing seemed to work as a matter of fact some of it made the nausea and hwartburn worse. The only thing that gave any relief was Pepsi. I know its not the best thing to be drinking while pregnant but it helped me get through my wporkday, I wouls have like one glass at lunch. I drank a lot of carnation instant breakfast it has good vitamins and minerals in it too. Good luck!

Angie - posted on 04/18/2012

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Good luck! I was sick almost the whole pregnancy. Even during my labor I was throwing up. It may seem odd, but whenever I didn't have my zofran I smelled alcohol pads. I don't know why, but it kind of took the urge away. I was hospitalized 13 times due to dehydration. Definitely push for the zofran. Its really expensive if your insurance decides not to coveR it though!!

Kim - posted on 04/18/2012

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If nothing else seems to be working for you, you can try accupressure (like accupuncture but no needles, just very light gentle pressure from the tips of the therapist's fingers). But just make sure they are aware you're pregnant. You might have to be in the 2nd trimester, but it's at least worth looking into. Hope you feel better!!

Nicole - posted on 04/18/2012

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Ask your doctor to prescibe "dicalect" I think its called I went thru the same thing. Its amazing

Justine - posted on 04/18/2012

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I am experiencing the same. I am also 10 weeks pregnant. I have been nauseous since the day i fell pregnant and it gets worse if i am hungry. I have tried green apples, ginger biscuits, etc. They do not seem to be working. I feel terrible. I am hoping that it will subside after the the third trimester because I cant go on like this. So I know how you must be feeling!!

Sabrina - posted on 04/17/2012

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try eating a green apple i know it sounds weird but it worked for me also stay away from any sent that make you feel sick if you need to sit on the ground knees up and put your head between them when you start feeling sick that helped me when i felt sick and when you start feeling better drink one glass of water and sit there for about 10 min that's what i did i hope things work out for you

always, sabrina

Annette - posted on 04/17/2012

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Eliza,

I have thought about it, I just don't have the money to put 2 kids into pre school. PLus my 2 year old has a lot of medical issues and I hate leaving her with someone who does not know how to take care of her with her condition. The 4 year old who wil be 5 this Oct will be in pre school by Sep I hope, she is on a waiting list. If not then I have to pay for it. My 2 year old also does not sleep through the night and it does make it hard on me.

Eliza - posted on 04/17/2012

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Have u thought of sending ur kids to pre-school or nursery, just to let them play with others who are their same age. Just a few hours there to keep them occupied and burn their energy, and also u can have ur own time to rest.

Heather - posted on 04/17/2012

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Have you tried peppermint tea with a little bit of honey? I'm also working on my 4th and none of my kids are in school yet. It was the only thing that would settle my stomach. Best of luck.

Annette - posted on 04/17/2012

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I do not know what I am having yet. I am only 10 weeks as of right now. I had sickness with my girl and my last pregnancy before that which was a boy. Ginger does not work for me or gum. Ice water nope because I have issues even drinking water right now. Everything makes me so nauseous and feeling horrible. I am also on 40mg of antacids a day to help with everything. I know its helping some, but the nausea always comes back when the meds wear off :(

Christina - posted on 04/17/2012

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Hey Annette, I had the same problem with both my pregnancy and I was bad my last one. My little one is 5 months now and I have a 3 1/2 year old so I know what you mean. I had to take care of my son Christian who was 2 1/2 turning 3 and I was just so sick I couldnt' handle him. What helped me a lot was preggy drops, they have the lolli pops too and they are all natural and make sure you stock up because I went through one case like crazy and non of them were gross, I don't like lemon ones but they were really good. They really took the sickness away but I ate them like it was going out of style but it helped so I didn't care. I should of got the drops and lolli pops together, instead of just the drops. I stil have some left over and I eat them cause there that good. Here is the webisite. https://www.threelollies.com/Default.aspx Good luck and Congrats girly

Ashley - posted on 04/17/2012

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I have four kids and I'm 26

I now feeling sick to ur stomach sucks the best thing I could tell you is to take gravel..

It's a over the counter pill that takes the sickness away

Your doctor should have givin you a prescription for the same pilll but it's for pregnant women and does not make you sleepy.

Try ice water sip slowly and try ice with ginger ale I hope that might help you..

Monique - posted on 04/17/2012

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Try chewing on ice chips...yes, ice chips. Let us know how it goes. It worked for two of my friends who had tried and taken everything under the sun.

Kelli - posted on 04/17/2012

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Oh huni im sooo sry i went through the same with my daughter i was vomiting and nasioua fir five months straight nothing helped except speriment gum to settle my tummy not even medicine helped. Are u having a girl?

Melissa - posted on 04/17/2012

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Ok, my OB/GYN actually recommended this to me. Sip on a single can of classic coke (not diet, nor caffeine free) all day. The amount of caffeine you consume from one can is not harmful to your baby. Whenever I was at my worst and nothing else seemed to work, this did. I never had to finish a whole can, either. I just kept it nearby and took small sips throughout the day.

Laurie - posted on 04/17/2012

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I suffered from hyperisis.... My doc gave me phenegran and the would have me freeze Gatorade until it was slushy so it was mostly absorbed before it hit my stomach

Kelli - posted on 04/17/2012

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Hiya, I had morning sickness for seven months of my pregnany with my first one and nothing helped with me but ginger is supposed to be very good and peppermint, hope that helps :)

Nikki - posted on 04/17/2012

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Try some vitamin b6. I tried all the teas,etc, nothing worked! I wasn't about to take meds either. I only needed 25mg per day! Good luck!

Annette - posted on 04/11/2012

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Phenergan was the first medicine the DR put me on and it didnt work. So I just got Zofran and see how that helps for now hehe. I usually have morning sickness from the time i am pregnant to the day i deliver myself and it sucks!!!

Ayana - posted on 04/11/2012

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Hi. I'm the mother to a one year old son and my pregnancy was HORRIBLE. I had morning sickness the whole nine months and it started at 7 weeks. The first three months were the worst but the next six were a little easier. I tried everything to help with my nausea. I sucked on lemons. That helped a little then it completely stopped helping. I tried eating crackers, drinking sprite, eating before I got out the bed, my doctor even put me on medicine. Nothing worked. I would even wake up out my sleep throwing up. The only thing that help me was when my doctor prescribed Phenergan that I took around the clock (every 4-6 hours) for the entire first three months. For the second and third trimesters I was able to cut it down to once a day without getting sick through the day even though some days I still would get sick. I'm so sorry you're having such a hard time especially having three other children to care for. I would suggest asking your doctor to prescribe Phenergan. It was a lifesaver for me. Hope things get better for you and congrats on your new bundle of joy!

Annette - posted on 04/11/2012

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The Vitamin B6 made me sicker and so did water. Ive been able to keep sprite down just find but nothing else. I am finally on Zofran and it seems to be helping somewhat, just not for very long. I had a horrible easter and could not even keep my food that day. Next day I was so hungry I was eating everything including the kitchen sink. I felt so sick that day until the evening when I got the Zofran. I noticed it keeps me awake a lot though which sucks. I guess I can't have it all. I lost 7lbs so far and I was already at 117lbs when I first started.

LaToya - posted on 04/11/2012

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I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with twins one of each, and I was sick for the first 16 weeks, I was admitted to the hospital four times for extreme vommitting and stayed a week each visit and lost 24lbs. This is my second pregnancy and I wasn't nearly as sick as I was with my first son. I had morning sickness that lasted the first 12 weeks, I vommitted daily and that was it, I could eat whatever I wanted and when. Now with this pregnancy I couldn't keep anything down, no water no juice no fruits I was on Zofran, tried every ginger product there was, B6, Phenergan, Reglan, Deltasone, Protonix, and the list goes on and on. I hope yours is not as extreme as my case but you are going to have to try everything to see what works for you. I wish I could suggest something but nothing helped me, except when I hit the 16 week mark everything changed for the better

Sue - posted on 04/08/2012

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For the nausea, try steeping regular organic catnip in hot water. It works great as a tea hot for severe nausea. Then make another pot and chill it in a big pitcher in the fridge. Use it diluted in water with lemon or even make KoolAid with it. Drink some when you get up in the morning and it will help stop the nausea before it starts.



As for a break, check with you're local community college. They probably have a childcare program coupled with their early childhood education teacher department. You volunteer one day a week in the classroom, learn great parenting skills, like how to deal with multiple kids at once effectively, and you get foit mornings a week off. Bonus, your kids get school readiness testing so you know they will be ready for kindergarten on time, AND they get used to living on a schedule which can only make your life easier. Good luck and God bless.

Deedra - posted on 04/08/2012

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My daughter-in-law experienced nausea and said that sour candy and sour popsicles, like lime seem to help. Plus, smaller bites of food more often. Hope it helps! What an awesome privelege we have to get to be the ones who get to have the joy of motherhood. (pregnancy)

Guys will never know some of that!

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2012

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Peppermint lifesavers or mentos! Try that, i used that, they do make sugar free peppermint lifesavers. Be careful with some teas, double check with the dr- even better dietician because i found out from 2 dr. chamomile tea can help me sleep in pregnancy and a dietician told me it can cause pre-term labor drinking enough of it! However after double checking with a dr/ dietician if it's safe peppermint tea. However, i did the peppermint lifesavers, gingerale, maybe try toast toast is absorbant. Pedialyte, gatorade and powerade are all good to keep from dehydration too!

Rachael - posted on 04/06/2012

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So I had hyperemisis with my first. After doing much research I learned that in pregnancy, the old wives tale of soda, and crackers is not always a good fall back. The carbs and carbonation can add gas and bloat making nausea worse. My suggestion would be to try protein string cheese became my best friend because it stayed down. I also recommend staying away from reglan and limiting zofran. Reglan has some scary potential side effects, and zofran is liable to knock you out. Also I always try to stay more natural. Papaya and Pineapple have natural enzymes in them that aid in digestion. if you can not eat the fruit try papaya enzyme chewable available at health food stores. Water is also surprisingly rough on the stomach so to stay hydrated try unsweetened decaffeinated teas (hot or iced) Good luck!

Yurena - posted on 04/06/2012

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Beeing tired makes the nausea worse, try and get family and friends on board and rest as much as possible (easy to say!). Try a ginger biscuit in bed, before you get up. Definitely drink water and freshly made juices and some vitamin tablets wouldn't go amiss either. For car nausea I used to have apple and olives are also recommended (they are high caloric, so very good for you at the moment too). All the best, xxx.

Janessa - posted on 04/05/2012

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Sounds like my situation minus the nausea. I've been there with 3 kids and one on the way all not school age. It was hard enough I can only imagine what it would be like with the nausea, I just wanted to offer my sympathy and prayers. I hope it gets better soon.

Heather - posted on 04/05/2012

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Pickles always helped me with my "morning" sickness...that and plain spaghetti noodles! They were practically the only things I could keep down...Also try caffeine free diet Coke, just about half a can will calm your belly down!! Good luck! :)

Jacqueline - posted on 04/05/2012

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my 3 Rd the pregnancy sucked beginning to end. It was the way it was. I tried everything! I'm sorry. But just take a walk for 45 mins in the morning with them then tv- then quiet time ten outside again for 45 mins. I literally could NOT get off the couch with my 3. But my 4 th was not as bad. I feel for you ! :( I would have another babe if my first4 months weren't 24/7 hangovers - heh.

Maren - posted on 04/05/2012

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I am in the same boat as you right now. I have a 5 yr old and 3 yr old, nither of which are in school yet. I am now 21 weeks pregnant and still on anti-nausea drugs. THe best thing will to get on the drugs, make sure your dr gives you 8 mg. I was first given 4 mg and it did not help at all and had to get it increased.

Until you get the meds, stay away from high acid foods: oranges, tomatoes, lemons and lemon aid, ect..

Green apples have been very good for me, as well as potatoes (baked and mashed), sweet potatoes, noodles with a white sauce, soups.

Before I got the meds I lost 10 lbs in 4 days bc I could not eat, I lived on jello at that time ( that helps give you liquids also), and my husband made me drink pedialite. It dose not taste good but it will help with dehydration.

Also try taking your prenatal vit at night since that can cause nausea as well.

If you have any other questions I will be happy to answer them

Momof2 - posted on 04/05/2012

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I had really bad morning sickness with my first pregnancy. i was severely dehydrated and malnourished. i had to have several trips to the er for iv fluids (usually after i passed out) . i was really weak hungry and thirsty all the time. i honestly felt like i was dying. the Dr had prescribed me diclectin and honestly it didn't help at all. when i got pregnant the 2nd time (my current pregnancy) I told the doctor that we had to do something better this time since i am taking care of my son alone all day while his father is at work. i cant get to that point again. this pregnancy i am on the diclectin again but at a doubled dose. it is helping this time with the dose doubled. i am still feeling nauseous most of the time but i haven't been sick at all since i started the doubled dose. I am a lot healthier this pregnancy since i can keep all my foods and drinks down. i still have foods that will make the nausea worse and i avoid those since i worry that will trigger the vomiting to start again.

Annette - posted on 04/05/2012

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I pick up the zofran today! Never been so excited to be on a medicine before haha. Lets see how it works. All i know is if i dont get fluids in me soon it will be a trip to the ER soon ugh

Kara - posted on 04/05/2012

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Been there. The Pregnancy Pops did not help me much. Push for the Zofran. After 2 trips to the ER and 1hospital admission they finally gave me a PICC line(big IV that goes much deeper)...best thing ever!! I got a constant drip of zofran and was finally able to function again. I had missed tons of work, but was able to work with the PICC line. Had it from 8-13 weeks and then took oral Zofran and Reglan till almost 20 weeks. It's a rough road, but they are worth it. You can do it!!! But like I said, push for the Zofran...it was a lifesaver!!! Good luck!

Annette - posted on 04/04/2012

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I was sick for the last 2 of my pregnancies. One was a boy and the other a girl. So i have no idea what it could be, but I will find out. All I know is it defiantly knows what it wants when it wants it. If I eat something i am not craving it rejects it pretty quick!

Annette - posted on 04/04/2012

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Ive been taking unisom and Vitamin B6. infact thats part of what makes me so sick is the B6. So i stopped taking it and I am also on prilosec 2 times a day and I start an anti nausea medication to see if it will help me. Ive lost 5lbs in a week so far and my Dr is not liking it so I eat anything i can hold down which iss not much. I just bought myself fresh pineapples and i will hopfully enjoy it this weekend! I am also going to try these new things that just came out which are called pregnancy pops you can get them at a CVS store or walgreens. Friend of mine who is a nurse told me about them so I will try it. Suppose to help with nausea! :) At this point i will try ANYTHING!

Jenelle - posted on 04/04/2012

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Drink lemonade and eat potato chips (strange combo, but helps!) - that is something we told our patients to do when I worked at the Birth Center. OR ask your Dr. about taking Vit. B and Unisom (will make you sleepy but should help with nausea). Also try to rest whenever you get the chance - tough with little ones I know!!!!! This will not last forever - Best of luck and Congrats!!

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