Whats the best way to deal with morning sickness?
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Nicole - posted on 09/14/2009
It really depends i like did massive searches on the internet for morning sickness ...mine was so bad it landed me in the hospital lightheaded and dehydrated. through my searches if you are near a motherhood store i found they carry them they are called pregnancy pops, supposed to help they are like sucker things. other places i looked suggested Jello, Pop sickles,foods you crave, soda crackers or dry cereal before getting out of bed and then to get up slowly....other suggestions Don't drink with meals especially those that are really greasy like pizza. Try to refrain from eating late or too much in one sitting
in my case nothing worked till i went to the hospital and they gave me an IV and some liquid phenergren. you can get it in pill form by prescription...they said it can make you drowsy but it stops the feeling just don't eat before taking it cause you will throw up and with no notice either if your sickness is that bad. eat after taking it. knocked me out for 4-5 hours at a time...least i wasn't hovered over the toilet however it was making the day impossible to get anything achieved. in the end i ate way less and drank clear carbonated pops and pop sickles then lay down near a trash can and rested till i gave time for any food or nausea to settle and go away. it depends really on how bad your morning sickness case really is.
Arianna - posted on 09/12/2009
morning sickness is a way of getting rid of foods/drinks that could potenially be harmful to your baby. It is your body's natural defense mechanism.. so I would look at what you have ate when you are getting sick and either eliminate it from your diet or reduce the amount you are consuming. I would get really sick at night and had cravings for greasy food.. greasy food did not help plus it isn't good for the baby [hence why I was getting sick]
Another thing to help is eat smaller meals. Instead of your regular 3 meals a day, eat your breakfast, lunch & dinner [smaller portions] and have maybe 4-5 snacks a day in between meals, it is easier on the tummy.
Saltine crackers [make sure you get the less sodium ones, for baby's sake] & 7-up or Sprite also do the trick I survived on those. I also kept a package of Saltines in my car and purse in case I felt sick outside the house [especially in the car].
I have also read that if you have a hankerchief with lavendar or lemon smell in it with you at all times it helps to sniff the hankerchief when you are feeling neausiated!
Hope this helps, and as much as being sick sucks [trust me we all have been there :0)] it does get better adn the pregnancy goes on!
Good luck and Congrats on your baby!
Soley - posted on 08/20/2012
A lot of nurses recommends nuts, cause the natural fat in 'em helps on the nauseau when on empty stomach.. I can also recommend a mozzarella-toast and chocolat milk..
Besides of that I partitioned in a test with akupunctur for morning sickness a couple of years ago, and it helped me a little..
Jaydene - posted on 09/15/2009
hi when i was pregnant i found boiling up some lemonade or 7up in a pot to take out the fizz till falt help me with my morning sickness and it also replace any fluids that my body had lost threw being sick, you could see if it work for you i know alot of my friends and family have tried it and they all said it worked for them
jaydene mum of 3
Kelly - posted on 09/15/2009
I had terrible morning sickness first 3 months of pregnancy, docs gave me loads of different anti-emetics, nothing worked until I was given Avomine there just travel sickness tablets, take one before bed and keeps you sickness free all the following day. You can buy them from chemists and my doctor said they safe to take during pregnancy. In fact I took them every night untill my baby was 2 weeks old, too scared to stop incase I got sick again. Try them, they worked a treat for me when nothing else would x
Jennifer - posted on 09/14/2009
I had morning sickness with my first pregnancy,my O. B. doctor gave me phenagren at first, and it really did'nt work to well, just made me sleepy, but then my O.B doctor put me on a medicine called zofran, it is actually used to treat nausea in cancer patients, but it is also safe for pregnant women too, it worked wonders for me. Maybe you can ask your O.B. doctor about it and see what they say.
Francesca - posted on 09/14/2009
I used to put some juice or water and some crackers next to my bed before I went to sleep and sat up and ate a few before I got up. It helped alot because I suffered from vertigo during my pregnancy as well. It should go away at some point, hopefully!!!
Sarndra - posted on 09/13/2009
Vitamin B and thiamine are supposed to help, I took zofran and stemitil for severe morning sickness they were wonderful!!! A more natural approach is accupuncture I have wonders about that :) Hope that helps a little. Good Luck!
Kelly - posted on 09/13/2009
Well when you work in the medical field up pick a few things up along the way... we would suggest waking up and eating crackers or bread before even getting out of bed, just have it on your side table and in the morning eat, lay there about 5-10 mins. and then get up. I'm happy to say I never had morning sickness...thank god but I had other problems, like carpal tunnel in Both wrist/arms that was VERY painful. My first child I had protein & HP and ended up having eclampsia which caused me to be in the hospital 10 days, 5 in ICU and 4 1/2 without ANY vision...I was blind! I almost died. I had a seizure during birth that they thought was a stroke at first un-went CT & MRI scans . It was the best & worst days of my life, but from all that I received the BEST son in the world...in the end it was ALL worth it.
Megan - posted on 09/12/2009
i tried every trick in the book (giner, crackers before getting out of bed, peppermint, not taking my prenatal, eating, not eating, magnetic wristbands) but nothing helped. i was even given a prescription by my doctor & it still didn't work. UNISOM is an over the counter sleeping pill that works with the first dose. it's safe to take the entire time you are pregnant!
Arianna - posted on 09/12/2009
I was sick the whole 9 months I was pregnant...TUMS was the only thing that helped me make it bearable. I think I must have gone thru 3 bottles.
Another thing Tums is good for is when you & if your teeth and gums hurt because of lack of Calcium!
Anna - posted on 09/12/2009
so i've had 3 kids and had morning sickness with all of them...the first was the WORST--started out weighing 164 lbs when i got pregnant and ended up weighing 125 when i delivered...i had morning sickness 24/7; it was horrible. when i got pregnant with my second it started out the same, but i had a friend tell me to keep saltines by my bed and the minute i woke up, before i moved, to eat a couple of saltines and then to take a 1/2 tablet of vitamin b6. although it didn't take it completely away--it did help. the b6 tabs are pretty small so don't worry about having to choke it down! it is ok to take a whole pill if you want but i would start out with a half and go from there if you want. you can ask your pharmacist or dr. as well. if helped me and i wish you the best.
Maxine - posted on 09/11/2009
The only thing that helped me was multi-grain cheerios, not the usual saltine crackers or ginger (both of those made me sick). Try things that aren't too sweet or too salty and hopefully you will find just the right food to ease it.
Brandi - posted on 09/11/2009
This is coming from the Queen of Morning Sickness. I had morning sickness all day with my first, just in the mornings with my second and the third time around I was sick until lunch. With my first, there was nothing I could do to make it better. I learned to eat stuff that tasted the same coming up as it did going down (that's gross). With the second, I could get up in the mornings and eat as soon as I got up a piece of toast or pop tarts (that worked for me). The third was like the first up until lunch. Everything came up. Maybe you are not like I was, LOL. If you start losing weight, your doctor may give you medication for that.
Christina - posted on 09/11/2009
honestly, i dont think there is anything. i had it for my first five months. i threw up at least 5 times a day, maybe more. everything i tried didnt work. products with ginger help for a short period and eating small meals helped. make sure you dont eat anything too heavy and something you wouldnt want to throw up, like a ham sandwich. i never took any medication, i dont think its something that can be cured with it. plus, my doctor told me to just stick it out and she didnt perscribe me anything. so my advice, stick it out and do the small meal thing.
Paula - posted on 09/11/2009
Nothing really helped my morning sickess and didnt really feel like eating anything or else it made it worse. The only thing I could handle which didnt make me vomit was dry rich tea biccies. I know a bit boring, but at least I had somthing in my stomache! Hope it eases soon, its not nice at all.
With my son I had the wrist bands for sea sickness sea band I think they are called.
I am also having trouble with morning, noon, and night sickness as I call it. I am going to pick up more bands I can always find them at walgreens not sure how much they are but they worked wonders with my last pregnancy. LOL I actually have them on hold right now for pick up hope this helps!
Krystal - posted on 09/10/2009
what use to work for me was in the moring befor i ate i made some mint tea and drank it waited like 10 min then ate in small portions.. not to much.... the tea thing b4 every meal worked very well.. it settles ur stomach.. i recomend mint tear and ginger
Hillary - posted on 09/10/2009
Always eat first thing in the morning, for some reason an empty stomach can make you feel so extremely nauseous. Try eating small snacks during the day and definitely stay hydrated, and drink plenty of water. If the nausea persists, and its affecting your day-to-day activities, ask your ob/gyn for a perscription for phenogran, it is an anti-nausea medicine that I should have asked for a whole lot sooner in my pregnancy! Get as much rest as possible! The morning sickness usually begins to go away after 16 weeks.
3 things that worked great for me as i had morning or all day sickness rather with my second were; bananas, saltines and guacamole/avocados. i know it sounds weird but these have all actually been known to help with nausea. so good luck! hopefully it doesn't last long.
Lorelei - posted on 09/10/2009
For me what worked is i could not eat past 6pm or any thing with any red dye in it. What you have to do is see if there is something that triggers it and eliminate it. If everything does you might have to talk to you doctor to see if there is anything you can take. also peppermint works to but you have to be out of you first trimester i believe to try it.
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