Dealing with Morning Sickness...

Updated on October 01, 2006
K.M. asks from Amarillo, TX
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I am seven weeks pregnant with my first child and am struggling with morning sickness...or actually ALL DAY sickness. My husband and I are waiting to tell our families when we're past the first trimester, but I have to be in my sister's wedding this weekend and am worried about everyone being suspicious about my ill state of being. What seems to work best for taming nasea?

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S.P.

answers from Albuquerque on

the sea bands worked for me. You can get them at Walgreens. They are wrist bands you wear. Also drink hot coke. Good luck.
S.

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A.S.

answers from Phoenix on

I bought a little vial of peppermint oil and put a little on a cotton ball to keep in my pocket. Any time I felt nauseous I'd sniff it and it'd calm right down.

Hope this helps and congrats!

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E.

answers from Colorado Springs on

Hi K.- I dealt with 4-5 weeks of similar sickness in each of my 2 pregnancies, and happened to discover that Pedialyte frozen pops worked really. Anytime I felt nauseous I would get one of them out of the freezer and eat it. Generic didn't work as well. Also, you've got to get the pops; the liquid tastes terrible and just didn't cut it for me. Good luck!
E.

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K.

answers from El Paso on

Congratulations! Ginger and peppermint (not together) worked well for me during my first pregnancy. I was nauseous until I was 6 months, so be prepared. You may get past it, you may be sick until the end... get the little peppermint candies like they give you at restaurants and just suck away. Ginger snaps, ginger ale... anything ginger. Not eating makes it worse, so make sure you ARE eating at least every 2 hours, even if it's just crackers and water. Keep something in your stomach at all times even if you feel like barfing. Just make sure you eat carbs to keep up your energy and help with that queasiness. Good luck!

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H.G.

answers from Denver on

Hi K.! I am in my sixth week, and I have been having the same problem of morning sickness all day, and lots of food aversions. I have started to eat a few saltines and almonds before I get out of bed in the morning, and then head down to the kitchen to find something that I can stomach right away. (I have been staying away from acidic foods- cheese has been really good). I was concerned about not getting all the recommended foods in, but my midwife said that at this point, just to eat whatever I can. She also said that keeping protein in your stomach tends to help. There is this product, called Morning Sickness Magic that she recommends, but I haven't tried it yet (it should be at health food stores.)
Hope your weekend goes well, if your family asks about your ill state, maybe you could just tell them that you just caught a bug. Congratulations on your newest addition!

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A.B.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi - I had morning sickness with both of my children, every day, every hour on the hour, for 9 months I threw up!!! The wrist bands work well, "sea bands." Your doctor can prescribe you medication, it works well also. Keep hydrated - the more dehydrated you get the worse you feel.

Lastly know that the more morning sickness you have, the less likely you will miscarry. Hope it helps.

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S.S.

answers from Flagstaff on

Hi K.,
Congratulations on your upcoming arrival! I was sick my entire 9 months of pregnancy. A good way to at least minimize it is to eat small meals throughout the day. Also, to eat something in the morning before you get out of bed, and something before you go to sleep to equalize blood sugars. Also, I used an over-the-counter homeopathic remedy that my naturopath/midwife recommend to me called Nux Vomicus. It was a LIFE SAVER! Hope this helps!

-S. S.
Doula

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D.B.

answers from Tucson on

Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such a miraculous time and you deserve to enjoy it. That being said, morning sickness is so common. I have found that munching on natural ginger, ginger snaps, or organic real ginger-ale is very helpful. So is using sea-sickness wrist bands. They can be pretty discrete if you wear a nice band-type bracelet over it.
Yours in mothering,

D.
www.celebratefamilytucson.com
Celebrate Family; A holistic pregnancy and parenting resource

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L.R.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi! I had nausea and a bad tast in my mouth from 7 weeks until about 14 weeks and fruity hard candy like Jolly Ranchers helped with the bad tast in my mouth. I've heard that ginger ale helps with the nausea, but it didn't help me. Also, drink at least a gallon of water a day to stay hydrated. It was hard at first, but I got to the point where I was drinking more than that. Staying hydrated will help later to keep from going into preterm labor. Like the others have said try to eat frequent small meals. Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of your pregnancy, it goes by all too fast and remember this too shall pass! ~L.-mom of three

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J.

answers from Tucson on

Dear K.:
I am very sympathetic to this terrible struggle. Mine persisted until 8 months with my first (I vomited daily, but could function otherwise) and 10 weeks with my second (although I was hospitalized for severe vomiting and dehydration with the second and could not work due to severe illness). Depending upon how severe your "morning sickness" is, you can try eating saltine crackers (I ate them like they were going out of style) and sipping on some Gatorade or whatever drink tastes good to you. Frequent meals is highly recommended and helps quite a bit. Also, I couldn't drink straight water because it enhanced my sickness, so lemon water, fizzy water, flavored water were all preferred choices. I also recommend the supplement, Prenatal vitamins by New Chapter. These supplements have herbs and other nausea fighting supplements in them and are made of whole foods so they are easier on the stomach to absorb. The B vitamins also help reduce nausea.

Some women get relief from acupressure using seasickness wristbands. These did not work for me, but they have worked for some of my friends. I also tried acupuncture a few times without relief. However, others found that quite helpful. I recommend trying the mainstream recommendations with food and herbs first. For the upcoming wedding, you might consider a medication to get you through the event.

In extreme cases, or debilitating ones, there are some a few safe medications available to address severe nausea and vomiting like I had. The more tame one did not work for me (I forget the name) and even Zofran did not stop my vomiting (high powered medication originally created for cancer patients on chemotherapy); however, Zofran lessened the severity of my illness so that I wasn't constantly vomiting. For most "normal morning sicknesses," Zofran puts pregnant women back on their feet and helps them function with minimal sickness and is safe. Ginger is another major nausea reducer - there are also herbal teas that include ginger that are helpful. Sucking on candies helps as well. Motherhood Maternity has preggie pops that I really liked in lemon, rose, lavendar, and orange flavors. The only magical thing about them was the flavors. You could probably find some nice hard candies that work as well like the sourballs that used to be so popular. Here is a web site that offers the primary recommendations that are thought to be helpful: http://www.morningsicknesshelp.com/morningsicknessremedie...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is a very exciting time and once you work your way past the morning sickness phase and hold that precious baby in your hands, you will find it all worthwhile!

J.

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D.

answers from Denver on

When I was pregnant, Nutrigrain breakfast bars really calmed my stomach. I carried them everywhere! If you haven't tried a breakfast bar yet, could help your situation.

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C.D.

answers from Denver on

Hi, Congratulations on your pregnancy...I am a mom of three...Best thing that worked for me was soda crakers. Keep them by your bedside. Eat one before you get up, and get up slowly...When you feel nausea, eat another...Also, in the evening, chammomile tea...
God Blessings on your family,

C.

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D.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi K.,

I had all day sickness too. The best thing that worked was peppermint tea ( no caffine). We purchased it at Trader Joes and Albertsons.

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K.C.

answers from Denver on

Hi, sorry you're having such a hard time with morning (all-day)sickness. I also had that with all 3 of my pregnancies. It finally subsided after the 1st trimester. Nothing totally took it away in the first trimester, but what really helped was those motion/seasickness bands you wear around your wrists. I got mine at walgreens. I was skeptical at first, but they really helped me. Unfortunately, I learned of them with my 3rd pregnancy, so had to go through the first 2 feeling awful. I've also heard about people using Dramamine or some other nausea medication...you may want to check with your doctor about using something like that. My friend, who had such bad morning sickness that she couldn't hold anything down, got a prescription med from her doctor to help her. I guess there was a danger she wasn't getting the nutrients she needed to have a healthy baby. Anyway, try the wrist bands (they're inexpensive enough to stop using if they don't work for you) and good luck!!

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C.R.

answers from Denver on

K.,

My oldest daughter had the same problem. Her midwife suggested an over the counter sleep medication that worked wonders. I can't remember the name but it sure did the trick. Check with your medical provider on what is safe. In addition, of all things, applesuase worked wonders.

Good luck.

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A.A.

answers from Denver on

hi K.,
i also found that morning sickness didn't describe the all day issues i had during my first trimester. i tried everything out there, including prescription medication, and nothing worked until i tried acupuncture. after the first treatment i felt better for 4 or 5 days and with each successive treatment the time between nausea increased. after several treatments the sickness went away all together.
good luck!

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L.

answers from Tucson on

keep food in you stomach as much as possible, crackers, pretzels, etc...
sipping on ginger tea can really help, and peppermint essential oil, either sniffing it, or rub some on your belly is good, as well as peppermint tea.
best wishes,
L.

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T.F.

answers from Tucson on

I was amazed at all the replys you got! WOW!
I am having baby #5 and I had MS with all of the pregnancies...all for just the first 12 weeks. This time I am still getting it sometimes. I am due Oct 26th! Oh well,I had never tried pineapple until I was out for lunch with a friend and I was so bummed that I felt nausea and my own instinct told me to eat the pineapple from the salad bar and I swear in less than 1 minute it was gone! I was amazed. Try it, it can't hurt. All the best to you...
T. F.

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K.

answers from Denver on

You can try a motion sickness band that goes on your wrist and puts accupressure on a specific points to help. These are sold at Walgreens and such just ask at the pharmacy.

I have tried these relief bands and it did help some:) Here is a link -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ABQNIM/sr=1-6/qid=11...

Ginger helps. You can buy ginger capsules or drink ginger ale (make sure it really has ginger in it). You can also buy ginger root and make tea from it. I am sure there is ginger tea. At local health food stores you can buy
ginger candy. Ginger is very good for nausea. Chemo patients use this remedy.

Preggy pops. These are sold online. Just go to www.google.com and type in preggy pops and it will bring up many different sites.

Make sure to eat small meals throughout the day(even though it's the last thing you want to do). M/S is helped by not letting your stomach get empty. Eat saltines or a little something before getting out of bed in the morning. I also find it helps to eat a little something in the middle of the night if I happen to up. Pregancy perk of insomnia.

Eating or smelling lemons helps the nausea. This is also a trick chemo patients use.

Eat and drink separately . When you eat a meal or snack wait 30 minutes before drinking or vice versa. It is thought that eating and drinking together make it worse.

Sometimes salt/vinegar potato chips have helped me. As did Oatmeal. If a food sounds good to you try it. It just might be the one food that helps your m/s. All of us tend to have strange foods that ease the m/s's.

You can take 1/2 Unisom tablet and vitamin B6. This combination is known to help during pregnancy. Unisom has the same ingredient as Benadryl and both
are safe during pregnancy.

Take prenatals with food before bed. If this still makes you sick, then take 2 children's Flintstone vitamins instead. There are many of us with m/s that cannot take regular prenatals and have been advised to take the Flintstones
instead. My Perinatologis is actually the one who advised me to take the Flintstones.

Get plenty of sleep.

I tried all these and then some. For me some remedies helped a bit, but never enough. I was so sick with my second pregnancy that the doc finally prescribed meds to keep my out of the hospital. First they tried Phenergan (class C for pregnancy - meaning it is not known if it will cause harm to the baby). All it did was make me tired and didn't work worth beans. Then they tried me on Zofran (class B - meaning it is not known to harm the fetus). Zofran was a miracle drug for me. Orignally used for just chemo patients it has now been expanded to include pregnancy patients. This is an extremely expensive drug so most insurance companies freak out, which is why I had to try the phenergan first:(

I hope this helps a bit and enjoy the wedding. Hopefully your m/s's will pass by the beginning of your second trimester:) Congrats.

Kris #4 EDD (estimated due date) 10/06

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C.

answers from Denver on

hi,
Gngerale soda (cold) with crackers worked well for me. Also, my Dr.'s suggested fire balls candy to help with nausea. Good luck!

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R.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Dealing with morning sickness is different for everybody. Best advice I can give you is don't let yourself get hungry. Keep soda crackers in your purse and try any advice that makes good sense until you find one that works for you.

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J.M.

answers from Grand Junction on

One thing a lot of people swear by is ginger. Eat fresh ginger from the giner root. Not pickled. Also drinking ginger tea is said to help with nausea. Also if you can find it I read in a holistic magazine about pressure point bracelets that are made for motion sickness. They did studies on pregnant women and it improves "morning sickness" by 80%. good luck I hope these ideas work for you. Jess

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K.W.

answers from Phoenix on

hi, one more piece of advise for you :-), I was somewhat lucky I started morning sickness (all day) and my OB nurse asked me to take my prenatals vitamins at night not in the morning. Something so simple worked very good for me, never got sick again. When are you taking yours? The same lady told me the only thing that calmed her stomach was french fries, I think she said it was Mcdonald's if she had the choice. she said for 8 months thats all that stayed down. worth a shot. Good luck! Congrats

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E.C.

answers from Denver on

Nothing really heped me, until I went to the doctor and was put on Zofran. It's a very expensive perscription, but works wonders. I am assuming you won't be going to the doctor until after the wedding, so you could try Sea Bands, ginger pops(sold at Babies'R'Us) and lots of gingerale. Every woman's body reacts different to different things, so try it all- saltines, broth, etc. As hard as it is to eat, if you keep your stomach full at all times you're less likely to throw up.

Good Luck!

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J.S.

answers from Phoenix on

Saltines always helped me but then I did not have it really bad like some do. I found this website with some great info.
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/254.html
Congratulations !!! :)

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A.

answers from Albuquerque on

The only thing that helped me (and I had serious nausea and vomiting)was acupuncture. I was unwilling to try any pharmaceuticals. And lots and lots of rest. It's really a big experiment to find what works for each person. I tried everything I ever read about and gots lots of advice. Acupuncture was the only thing to give me any measurable relief.

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K.H.

answers from Phoenix on

SALTINES!!! and I used to drink bitters with soda water or seven up, about a cup. It smells like steak sauce but works wonders on upset baby belly! oh by the way... CONGRADULATIONS!

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B.

answers from Denver on

sucking on sour lemondrops constantly helped my morning sickness.

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L.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

A few things that may help. My daughter is almost one and I was sick all day the entire pregnancy. Ofcourse there is chamomile tea or you can get from drug stores, wild oats, whole foods or a natrual pathic doctor, chamomile homeopathy. They make a calming/colic one for babies that you can take as well. One thing that helped me was ginger tea and rasberry tea- this will settle your stomach and as well as tonify and stregthen your uterus. Try to stay away from any liqueds that have carbination, other than ginger ale. Good luck at the wedding. If anything else your new beautiful glow will look amazing.

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A.J.

answers from Phoenix on

Everyone responds differently to morning sickness. It is as individual as pregnancy itself. What worked for me, (and I too had it all day, in fact it got worse as the day went on), may not work for you. But what worked for me was zesta crackers, water, sometimes 7-up, vanilla milkshakes. Stay away from acidic things, and anything real heavy on the stomach. You might consult your doctor, there are medications that are suppose to help, I'm not sure what the ramifications are in taking them, I'd ask that too. Good luck and enjoy your pregnancy and your sister’s wedding! (-:

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K.C.

answers from Denver on

Starlight mints/pepermints, ginger tea, salties as soon as you wake up, and lemons.

Good luck.

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C.A.

answers from Denver on

What helped me in mommy pops from a maturnity store, but that's about it. I had the same thing, waiting and being at a wedding and not drinking was my worry, cause i usually would at least have one drink but did at the wedding , no one noticed and everything went well as planed, I'm still Pregnent, and it took me 3 months for the sickness to calm down,

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J.S.

answers from San Diego on

Try cinnamon and pepperment anything I was sick all day everyday with my son and threw up after lunch at work everyday so I started eating cinnamon candy and its helped!

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H.Q.

answers from Great Falls on

Don't know if it will help, but peppermint is supposed to settle a stomach. My great grandmother used to keep peppermint nips (you know - like candy canes) in the house. If someone was feeling nauseated, she gave them a peppermint.

I used this some with my preganacies and it helped more for #1 than for #2, but it did help a friend of mine - and she had morning sickness ALL thru her pregnancy. Good luck!!

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T.M.

answers from Tucson on

They have a couple different things you can try at Motherhood Maternity. Preggy Pops which are suckers for pregnant women that are supposed to help with nausea. They also have some kind of magnetic bracelet thing that my sister has used and says they help. My best advice is to ask your doctor for the nausea medicine prescription, that worked well for me. Don't get too hot and stay hydrated. I got very sick when I got too hot. Good luck and I hope one of these will help.

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V.H.

answers from Colorado Springs on

K.,
All the Mom's that have said try ginger are right. You do though have to make sure that any ginger ale is made with real ginger, otherwise it's not really helping much. Saltines are still good to keep by your bedside.Here is a site that will also be helpfull to you. www.babycenter.com

I wish you a very healthy problem free full term pregnancy and a beautiful healthy baby on due date!

V. H

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S.N.

answers from Phoenix on

Eat small frequent meals. The key to keeping nausea to a minimum is keeping something in your stomach, when it is empty you will tend to feel that queasy watery taste in your mouth....the stomach acids build up quickly when you are on empty. Hope this helps you, I had three and this worked with each one!

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P.F.

answers from Odessa on

Hi K.,

You might try to start out your day eating crackers and sipping ginger ale. A friend of mine even kept crackers by her bed and ate some before she got up. So you might want to do this throughout the day. They also have "preggie pops" at health food stores, they helped me. If those don't help, I believe your doctor could prescribe you something. It's rough now but it will be over soon! And congratulations!!

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T.

answers from Phoenix on

Try ginger...candied ginger or the essential oil (sniff it). Sometimes crackers work, but the biggest thing is to remain hydrated and eat frequently small meals. Once it gets out of hand its hard to control. Try to eat something every two hours at least. I know its hard though, but please try it.

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A.

answers from Las Cruces on

Hi K.. Try eating some ginger snaps and drinking some ginger ale. Anything with ginger is supposed to help. My midwife even suggested drinking a coke. One wouldn't hurt the baby and it might help you. Hope this helps. Have fun at the wedding.
A.

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K.S.

answers from Lubbock on

Hello! I know many people commented on the Zofran medication. It really is a miracle drug, however, as mentioned it is very expensive (since it is considered a cancer drug). I recommend having some on hand. You can usually get away with cutting one pill in half and just testing out how much dose you need to help. That way the pills last longer! If you can't swallow or get something down, they do make a Zofran pill that dissolves. I had some of these and seriously was about to run to the restroom to get sick, sat down popped one of those on my tongue, shut my eyes and in two minutes the urge to get sick was gone. Just amazing! So meds (on extreme bad days) combined with other remodies (that you find work for you)...you will make it through. Just pray and pray that it ends at the "normal" time of the second trimester! Good luck and I hope that day comes for you soon, when the sickness is OVER!!

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K.J.

answers from Phoenix on

Congratulations!
I had the all day sickness too. If I never see another saltine it will be too soon. I think what worked best for me was ginger gum (walgreens with seasick stuff), seasick wrist bands (sounds weird but I would have tried anything), and staying really well hydrated (if you try 7up or ginger ale try it flat-no bubbles). Eat small "meals" or snacks as often as you can. I always felt better with a little something in there. Popsicles helped too. And by the time I found stuff that seemed to be working the sickness was gone. Hang in there!

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G.Y.

answers from Phoenix on

Hello! I was sick every day all day for almost my entire pregnancy. My best advice is to get a nausia perscription from your doctor. The Meds REALLY work! I hope this helps. Good luck at the wedding! Hang in there, it does get better.

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K.

answers from Santa Fe on

Eat every couple of hours. Even when you wake up at night. Have a piece of fruit or a glass of juice or milk. The reason it's called morning sickness is because it occurs after a long period of not eating. That's why they suggest crackers before you even get out of bed. You don't have to eat a whole meal. I used to eat a cereal bar or a piece of fruit or just some crackers every couple of hours and I only got sick once during the whole pregnancy! It worked for me, hope it works for you too.

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A.L.

answers from Phoenix on

Have you tried all natural Ginger pills?
They work great for carsickness and calming an upset stomach.
gingerale works to help settle and the pill dosnt have the extra sugars and what not in it.
Hope it helps
A.

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M.E.

answers from Denver on

Hi K.,
I had the same thing for about 4 months of pregnancy. The ONLY thing that "sort of helped" was to keep food in my stomach ALL the time. I don't mean saltine crackers - I mean like mashed potatoes or grapefruit, which were my two favorite food items for some weird reason. I tried the wrist bands, ginger, etc and nothing else worked. And you can't allow yourself to wait a little while either. Like during the wedding, you should stash some bread and cheese or something with your husband and make sure you eat it right before the ceremony, right after the ceremony, etc. Because unlike "normal", you can't put off the slightest hunger pang, or it will make you so sick that there's no "fakig it". Good luck!

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T.R.

answers from Colorado Springs on

I would suggest keeping a small snack size ziploc bag in your purse with crackers in it. Sip on some sprite or 7up, that always helped me. Also, check with your OB?GYN an dsee if you can take Emetrol...you can get it at Walmart or your local drugstore.

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J.R.

answers from Phoenix on

Ask your Dr. to call in a prescription for phenergan. They may recommend suppository form if you can’t keep anything down. It’s the only thing that worked for me from week 6 through week 22 and I say “Hey! Whatever it takes!!!”

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E.A.

answers from Phoenix on

Hey, I understand i am 10 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy and the thing that works for me is peppermints I carry them everywhere also eating small meals often just don't let your stomach get too empty. good luck:)
E.

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S.S.

answers from Colorado Springs on

Hi, K., I feel your pain. I'm going through this right now with my 2nd pregnancy. My doctor suggested 1/2 a Unisom & 1 50-mg B6 two times a day (once first thing in the morning, and once right around dinnertime). Unisom is a sleep medication, and you have to take care to get regular strength, not maximum strength. I can't tell you how wonderful it's been since I started this! I almost immediately started feeling relief, and it's a lot cheaper then getting Zofran (even with insurance co-pays!).
Goodluck!

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A.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

Congratulations! Being pregnant is an awesome experience and you should enjoy it and have fun with it. They have the cutest styles of clothes and I loved the experience. However, I like so many others suffered from morning sickness. Not only did I feel sick in the morning, but well into mid day and the early evening. I actually lost weight in the first trimester because I couldn't keep anything down. It was not fun! I come from a family of many moms and I got lots of advice and hints. If you feel sick the moment you wake up, try to continue lying in bed. Do not sit up! Eat a few saltine crackers lying in your back. If water does not work for you, wash it down with either sprite or ginger ale. But in little sips! Either nibble on the saltines or hold it in your mouth. Your body is sick because it's empty. Having a little something in your mouth/stomach will take the edge off and make it possible for you to get up and eat something else. When you feel ready to get up, do it slowly taking deep breaths. When you do feel good enough to eat, don't eat too much or get carried away. I got carried away once and it all ended up back in the toilet. If you continue to feel sick carry saltines or any type of cracker you like with you where ever you go. Along with wate and/or ginger ale. Contine to eat throughout the day as you feel needed. But in small portions more frequently. If you continue to still feel yuck, try taking ginger capsuls. You can get those at any vitamin store. Ginger is great calming nausea. A fun little treat to get a better taste in your mouth are preggy pops. You can get those at any maternity stores or baby's r us. I think they may have them at Target, in the baby section. I hope some of these tips offer some relief. This obstacle will pass and you will start to have fun and enjoy your pregnancy! Good Luck!

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M.S.

answers from Tucson on

I found out I was pregnant two weeks before the MCAT. Saltines and ginger did nothing for me. I actually vomited twice during the MCAT (I am sure your husband can appreciate how horrible that was!). Anyway, I was in school the entire time I was pregnant and the only thing that helped was a motion sickness band. Not the one you buy at Walgreen's, but the electric kind you can get at sharper image. It sends a little shock every few seconds and worked miracles. They are a little expensive, but if it doesn't work you can return it.

Good Luck and Congratulations!

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K.

answers from Denver on

Be careful with the ginger. . . it is a natural blood thinner. It is not advised for pregnant women to consume a whole lot of ginger due to that fact. I had all day sickness with both of my pregnancies and the cure that I found with the second one was accupuncture. I went to an OB-GYN that was also held a license as an accupuncturist. She did three sessions with me and then one more a week later as a "booster". She also taught me about the pressure points in the wrist that reduce nausea. After the last treatment she said to come back if I started feeling bad again, but I never did. Several of my friends (6 of us actually) were pregnant at the same time and most of them tried medications first, but eventually went with the accupuncture and it worked on all of us. A friend of mine that had a two year old had recommended it to me and boy I wish I had known her during my first pregnancy! Just to allay your fears and to set your mind at ease about things that people will tell you . . . accupunture by a licensed therapist is not dangerous, it does not cause miscarriage, it does not hurt the baby, it will not leave scars, ect. Believe me we heard it all, but in the end we are all nurses and did the research ourselves, there is no danger to you or the baby if you go to someone who has been licensed. Good luck and congratulations!

Let us know how it goes.

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M.

answers from Albuquerque on

K.,
I had HORRIBLE all day sickness when I was pg with my daughter, not at all with my sons, but I tried EVERYTHING, saltine crackers by the bed, ginger candy actually everything everyone sugested, and the ONLY thing that worked for me were these 'not so cute' wrist bands I got at walgreens for motion sickness. I think they are called sea bands and when I bought them they were grey and looked like little sweatbands for your wrists with a little white plastic thing that put pressure on the inside of your wrist. They saved my life... I'm not a good puker I'm a wretcher and it hurt so much to be sick.. these REALLY helped.
Hope this will help you!
Mary

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K.H.

answers from Colorado Springs on

Hi there, and congratulations on your pregnancy! I was extremely sick with my daughter, too. Your ob can prescribe meds if it gets really horrible. Here is what my midwife suggested before we moved on to the prescribed medication

papaya enzyme
b-12
unisom w/ b-12
preggie pops
ginger (ginger anything - caplets, tea, ginger ale, etc)
motion sickness band
peppermint
Emetrol (this is a children's anti-nausea medication)

The only thing that worked for me was a liquid called Morning Sickness Magic. It's kind of pricey, but it works like a charm. I think you can either buy it online or they have a store locator at their website (http://www.morning-sickness-magic.com/). Hope that helps and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

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C.M.

answers from Phoenix on

Try putting some saltines by your bed and each a few before you even get out of bed.

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T.R.

answers from Denver on

Unfortunately there is no cure! There are things that (claim to) help. One thing that worked okay for me was Preggie Pops. You can find them at Motherhood Maternity. They are inexpensive. Also, try eating small but frequent meals -- if you can tolerate it. There are also ancient remedies of ginger, ginger ale, etc. Like I said there is really no cure and I found that I just had to deal with it. Maybe you'll get lucky this weekend and get a little break. Have fun!

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S.W.

answers from Phoenix on

What helped me was eating little snacks all day. I know food is probably the last thing on your mind, but it helped a little. A few carrots here, a granola bar there...healthy and light snacks. Also lying down for a few minutes.

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R.C.

answers from Tucson on

I had my baby at age 42 and didn't have one day of morning sickness! I drank that raspberry pregnancy tea from the health food store. Also, make sure that you take "food based" vitamins...some of the prenatal vitamins will make you really queasy. Take after lunch on a full stomach...it worked for me. Also B complex is another trigger. IF you take it, take the smallest dosage you can find.

Good luck!

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A.R.

answers from Denver on

I know what you're going through!!! Here are some things that helped
> with the minor stuff: ginger Ale, sucking on a lemon, coke syrup, and
> lemon drops. I eventually had to have my doctor prescribe Zofran.
It
> truly is a miracle drug. It's ok for pg women to take and it totally
> made my life better. Instead of being confined to the house, feeling
> like I had the stomach flu for 4 months, I was able to actually be a
> normal person. Good luck!!!

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L.S.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi K.. I dealt with the same until I took a Bradley Birthing Class where my instructor said the trick is to maintain your protein level throughout the day AND night. If you like Peanut Butter - try to make up crackers and peanut butter and keep a baggy around at all times. Or at a minimum have a baggy of some types of nuts - good and easy protein. The other trick is to each during the night as well otherwise your body doesn't have anything during the night and you are really sick in the morning - hence the morning sickeness.

I fought the morning sickness all day long and once I up'd my protein and kept it consistent I started feeling amazingly better. I didn't like Peanut Butter so for me it was nuts and trader joes low fat pretzels in baggies in the car, in my purse, on my nightstand - everywhere!

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K.H.

answers from Denver on

eat crackers and water, bread works too. sometimes a full stomache helps and just because you lose your lunch doesnt mean you can't eat another one.

Overall willpower.

goodluck with your pregnancy, it won't be the end of the world if your family knows your pregnant

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A.W.

answers from Phoenix on

mama pops work really well. You can find them in most baby stores or preggo clothing stores. Ginger is another thing that works excellent.

Congratulations

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S.

answers from Phoenix on

Accupuncture is what worked best for me. Did it for the morning sickness then throughout my pregnancy. It really helped me reduce my stress level and ensure proper blood flow and oxygen to my little one. It is safe and you can not loose your baby. That was the biggest myth I heard of while pregnant. I went with what I had researched. Hope it helps. Honestly a woman has a light that shines from within that people pick up on whether you are showing or not. It seems that everyone knows anyways so be prepared to be asked just in case. Good luck with any inquires. Congrats on your new addition. Be sure to draw allot while pregnant, the baby is such a part of you that it seems to pick up traits very well in the womb. That is why they say to listen to music, read to your belly ect.. It is a miracle I am really happy for you. A good book is "A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth". I read so so many books when pregnant. This was the only one with meditations and actual ways to connect with your baby. How to live fully and be fully connected with your baby. If you get a chance flip thru it in the book store. It helped to center me, calm me and helped me connect with my heart and my baby. Much Love

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C.K.

answers from Santa Fe on

I remember it well. I thought the nausea would never go away. What really worked for me was saltine crackers, seven up and peppermint altoids. I was told peppermint curbs nausea. I went through tons of tin boxes of altoids, probably kept them in business.

Stay clear of bananas. I don't know if it's the sudden burst of potassium, but I really got sick from them.

The good news is the nausea will pass and then you will feel great. My doctor told me nausea is the body's response to elevated hormones in an attempt to keep the fetus alive in the body. It is a good sign, he told me, that all is well with the pregnancy.

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P.C.

answers from Colorado Springs on

Try eating before you go to bed and if you wake in the night, eat--preferably a complex carbohydrate (whole grain crackers, beans, etc) with a protein (cheese, boiled egg, etc). Eat every couple of hours during the day. Some women can stave off "morning sickness" by eating very frequently. Also ginger in it's various forms, ginger ale, ginger snaps, candied ginger, can help some ladies. There are many other remedies I can suggest, if these don't work. Your doc may prescribe a medication, but I would suggest that as a last resort.

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T.R.

answers from Denver on

I had the WORST "morning sickness" ever...
(I think "morning sickness" is a cruel joke... I was sick so I could not move, morning, noon and night!!) Here is what helped mine: first: preggie pops... the ginger ones. they are THOROUGHLY disgusting, but if u can get it down it helps your stomach a lot... they actually have other flavors but none worked as well as that one for me. YOu can get those at places like babies r us or some maternity stores. Also, if u got to wholefoods or wild oats and ask their person that works in natural remedies, they named off like 6 things for me and I have no idea anymore what they were, but they worked wonders!! Good Luck!!

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B.S.

answers from Denver on

Hi K....
I totally understand - I had horrible morning sickness too. Things that helped me a lot were: mint tea, ginger ale, eating SMALL snacks every two hours, and those anti-nausea wrist bands (you can get them at any pharmacy). Lots of water helped too. Hope that helps.
-B

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