What do I do about this nausea?

Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am currently a gestational carrier, pregnant with twins and am due in March of next year. My son just turned 3 on Saturday (Yay!), but I'm finding it hard to keep up with him due to the frequent, horrible nausea I've got. It's so much worse now than it was with him. I've tried Preggie Pops, which work for awhile and the nausea comes back. I've tried tea, but it makes me feel worse. When I wake up in the morning, I feel ok, but as soon as I drink something to take my meds, including a prenatal vitamin, the nausea starts and doesn't stop until I go to bed at night. It's caused me to lose some sleep. And the worst part is that it's just nausea. I don't actually get sick. Is there anything else I can try? I don't see my OB until August 15th.

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Lucille - posted on 07/20/2012

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It could be the prenatal. Try cutting the dose in half and take it twice a day . I too had nausea issues with my twins. When you do go back ask for something from the doctor. Also if you're taking a calcium suppliment that could do it. You could try sucking on ginger root too or mint leaves. Totally natural and safe.

Melissa - posted on 07/20/2012

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I was the same way with my now 7 month old son. Lots of nausea, but unable to throw up and make the feeling go away. My nurse recommended I go buy SEA BANDS. I got them at my local CVS. They're just sweat bands that you wear on your wrists and they have a little bead that pushes against a pressure point on your inner wrist that suppresses nausea of any sort. Morning sickness, car sickness, sea sickness... Worked immediately for me ! It was ridiculous how something so simple could make such a huge difference. Also, only taking your vitamins after eating a substantial amount of food, waiting for it to digest a bit first :). Hope this helps! Hang in there !

-Melissa

Kelina - posted on 07/20/2012

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try changing when you take your prenatal to right before bed. The prenatal made me so sick but as long as I took it and then didn't move throughout the night it helped a lot. Made the nausea almost disappear during the day, and I was able to function.

Alycia - posted on 07/20/2012

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I was pregnant w twin girls 2yrs ago... I felt REALLY super sick that 1st trimester! First of all u r going to have 2xs the hormones than a single pregnancy. Second I always kept ginger ale in the house since things like dairy n chicken made me sick so I'd avoid them n if I ever felt sick the ginger ale would settle my stomach. I also kept crackers (saltines) by my bed so if I ever woke up feeling sick in the morning or if I woke up during the evening. ***The 1 thing that helped me the MOST was I took my prenatals when I went to bed*** I often felt sick if I took them in the morning n my whole day was shot! I've recommended this to many of my friends n they've usually noticed a difference in how they've felt too. I hope this helps! That's the worst feeling *yuck!

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Yvonne - posted on 08/07/2012

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I have only one word for you: GINGER! :) Works wonders for every kind of nausea. Good luck!

Shannon - posted on 07/23/2012

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Hi there, I too was miserably ill with both of my pregnancies! I had all day nausea, heartburn, indigestion, abdominal pain, and heaving spells at times. I had to rely on meds more with my second baby. I would take Zofran during the day and Phenergan sometimes at night or when the tummy troubles were severe. I agree...call your OB ASAP! My doctor was able to call meds into my pharmacy before being seen again. If your tummy troubles are interrupting your sleep and/or eating habits, than any small risks/side effects from nausea meds are minimal compared to the negative aspects of not getting enough sleep and/or not being able to consume adequate nutrients. With my second daughter, I was taking meds nearly everyday from 6-24/26 weeks and then as needed after that. I tried other remedies first (sea bands, gingerale, saltines, taking my vitamins at night, going without taking my vitamins, etc.) and NOTHING seemed to help! I ended up being sent to a gastrointestinal doctor who also put me on heartburn/acid reducing meds that were safe for pregnancy. That also helped a little.

I wish you luck! It is by far, one of the most miserable feelings! I remember begging my husband to just "knock me out!". The symptoms did dramatically decline between weeks 20-26. Just be really careful to take care of yourself. I was classified as "poor weight gain" by 28 weeks for failure to gain more than 10-15 lbs., considering I had lost 10 lbs. during the first trimester because I was too sick to eat! I ended up gaining a total of 25 lbs, but in reality, I only gained 15, since I had lost 10. Didn't affect baby though...she was born at 38 weeks weighing 7 lbs. Feel better!!!

Emily - posted on 07/23/2012

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Try a mixture of pomegranate juice and sparkling mineral water. Sounds weird but it worked for me! Or with my daughter I drank flat ginger beer. I do sympathise: at 29 weeks I'm still sick. Sip slowly, don't gulp drinks. Hope you feel better soon and can get help with your son.

Ashley - posted on 07/20/2012

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Call your doctor and tell then about the severity of the nausea, in many cases they can call something in for you even without seeing you. There are several medications that are safe during pregnancy. There is an over the counter anti nausea liquid that is safe. Ask your local pharmacist and they should give you the name... I think its emetrol, but not certain on that...

Dannielle - posted on 07/20/2012

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I had the same problem with my son (now 3) and I worked in a factory while pregnant. At first I did the b.r.a.t diet (bananas, rice, applesauce,and toast) and I never took anything on an empty stomach. Preggie pops worked the same for me only for a bit but unftunetly I just kept stock in them. Other than that there isn't much u can do sometimes u just have to suck it up. I'm sorry I know how u feel. I hope things get better.

Dannielle - posted on 07/20/2012

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I had the same problem with my son (now 3) and I worked in a factory while pregnant. At first I did the b.r.a.t diet (bananas, rice, applesauce,and toast) and I never took anything on an empty stomach. Preggie pops worked the same for me only for a bit but unftunetly I just kept stock in them. Other than that there isn't much u can do sometimes u just have to suck it up. I'm sorry I know how u feel. I hope things get better.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012

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Amber, that sounds like it would be great, but I don't see my OB for almost another month. I need something that will help me now, especially since I start my new job on August 6th. I don't want to go through an entire work day feeling like I'm going to keel over.

Amber - posted on 07/19/2012

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My doctor prescribed me diclectin. It's perfectly safe for the baby and it really did help the nausea. I was the same, no vomiting but lots of nausea. I would take just one pill right in the morning and then I would be good for the whole day.

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