morning sickness...what to do

[deleted account] ( 16 moms have responded )

im pregnant with my second child and im only 8 weeks..im finally going threw the morning sickness..what do all you mommies do when you have morning sickness? i drink gingerale and suck on lemon it kinna helps me..because when i smell food or anything at all i feel like i just wanna throw up..and i wanna eat food but its kinna hard to eat ! so i wanna know what you all do..

16 Comments

View replies by

Rose - posted on 01/16/2017

188

0

2

With my first one my sickness hit me at 11th week. I am now second time pregnant and was sick since the fourth week but after starting No to morning sickness tea I am now having no more nausea.

Bella - posted on 01/30/2015

553

0

1

Yes, ginger is good. Ginger is often claimed to be effective against pregnancy sickness. However ginger may make your symptoms worse or cause you to have heartburn.
Try not to rely on ginger biscuits, as these contain a lot of sugar and not enough ginger to be effective.

Try making a tea from grated root ginger. Steep two teaspoons in boiled water, leave it to cool, and sip it throughout the day. Don't take more than 3g of raw ginger (about three teaspoons) a day. Ginger capsules are an option if you don't like the tea.

Try sipping peppermint or spearmint tea. Sugar-free peppermint sweets or chewing gum may also help. Peppermint or spearmint essential oil will not suit everyone, as the strong smell could make you feel more sick.

Other herbal remedies worth trying include lemon balm tea, slippery elm lozenges, or small amounts of camomile tea. The effects can be quite short-lived, so you may need to experiment and perhaps rotate the remedies to get the best effects.

[deleted account]

im pregnant with my third right now and my doctor gave me nausea pills, and they helped so maybe ask your doctor for some..

Tammy - posted on 01/21/2015

15

0

2

I'm about 10 weeks now and I have had all-day-sickness for about 5-6 weeks now. It's definitely no fun. Zofran (prescribed by my midwife) takes the edge off, but I'm still nauseated all day, everyday. I've been thinking that maternity leave should be during the first trimester! There's no magical answer that I have found except to try different things and when you find something that works for you...roll with it. I take my vitamins at night, eat lots of popsicles, and snack on cold food when I can. I'm crossing my fingers that this will sick feeling will pass and I will get a chance to enjoy this pregnancy!

Ifeoma Obika - posted on 09/22/2014

1

7

0

I am 9 weeks, and this morning sickness thing is giving me headache. I mean it gets annoying. I feel nausea morning, afternoon and night. I just cannot smell or eat. sometimes I just wish maybe if I vomit, it will make things a lot easier. I don't know what to do.

Abby - posted on 12/25/2009

6

22

1

My OB has me on 100mg of Vitamin B6 and a Unisom tab everynight before I go to bed....It's wonderful...It's over the counter so I don't have to worry about insurance coverage or prescriptions. Also Unisom is a sleep aid for those of you having problems sleeping

Ciera - posted on 12/22/2009

465

25

57

During my first pregnancy, lemons were the only thing that helped me. Even water made me gag...weird, I know. I couldn't do crackers or anything. My frined is also pregnant right now and is 2 months along and has been hospitalized 3 times already bc her sickness is so severe. The only thing she has been able to keep down is baby food. I never heard anyone else say that but her nurse suggested it and she has been eating it and it does not make her sick. Get things like baby bananas or something that doesnt taste horrible and see if it works. Let me know too bc if this pregnancy is anything like the first, mine will be kicking in in about the next 2 weeks! Good luck! and hope you feel better

Toni - posted on 12/22/2009

11

21

0

Morning sickness is the worst!! With each of my pregnancies (I'm on #5) when that time hit, I started taking crackers and 7up to bed with me. I'd munch on them laying in bed before I went to sleep. It seemed to help if there was a little something in my tummy. Then before I even got outta bed, when the nausea would start I would sip the 7up and have a couple crackers and lay there before getting up and moving around. (not the easiest thing to do with 4 other kids lol) Then at work, I sucked on a lot of mints, or chewed gum. I wasn't one of the lucky morning only people, I had it all day long for the first 4months. Preggie pops also work pretty good, but I went through tons of them. Hopefully you find something that will work for you, and if nothing else, your ob/gyn should be able to prescribe you something to help, even if its a suppository.

Ieasha - posted on 12/21/2009

26

6

2

Ask your nurse or doctor about something called B-Natal. Its a candy that helps keep the sickness controlled. It comes in many flavors and tastes like any other lollipop.

[deleted account]

ya i started eating popcicles and it made me feel better..and also my cousin told me to go to the maternity store and get preggie pops its a lollipop/candy for morning sickness. ima go and try that !

Alison - posted on 12/21/2009

1

11

0

hi im expecting my first baby with my morning sickness i found i felt really great having frozen coke or slurpies, then i could eat or eat and drink the slurpie.

Kristol - posted on 12/20/2009

12

11

3

With both pregnancies I've had hyperemesis (fancy word for can't stop throwing up). I've tried it all. Crackers, eating every 2-3 hours (6 small meals w/snacks in between), ginger snaps, took a supplement called Morning Sickness Magic (From health food store), take prenatal vitamins before going to bed, didn't eat anything greasy or too heavy, and of course whatever my OB prescribed to me. Just made sure to always have a bag in car. It's not easy and quite frankly it sux!! Sorry you're experiencing this.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms