First Trimester Nausea - How to Handle It?

Updated on August 03, 2016
C.A. asks from Boston, MA
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I'm 7 weeks pregnant, and my symptoms haven't been too bad so far. But, I feel like my hunger just sneaks up on me, and when I'm hungry, I'm both ravenous and completely nauseous, so no food sounds good! What are some tricks that you veterans have for keeping the nausea at bay? I haven't been actually getting sick, but I feel pretty miserable.

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So What Happened?

Thank you so much for all of the great advice! I now have sitting on my desk by me: a granola bar, a bag of cereal, and a kiwi. And I'm definitely going to try ginger snaps and ginger tea as well. Thank you everyone! Hopefully in a few weeks I can report back that I feel much better!

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C.K.

answers from New London on

I found that keeping saltines by the bed, and starting my day with them worked to keep nausia at bay, also when I began to feel nauseous, I would reach for the saltines again.

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S.P.

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I always ate a spoonful of peanut butter when I was feeling weak and nauseous..it always worked. I hate peanut butter, but I was desperate and it did the trick!!! Good luck!!

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J.W.

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Hi Clair,
I'm in the first trimester of my second preganancy, and the only way I handle the sick feeling is by eating. I joke that I send so much food down there's no time for anything to come up. I start with something small IMMEDIATELY upon getting out of bed. First preg it was Nilla Wafers. This time Pretzels seem to work. (I made a mistake one morning and had a grapefruit first thing, and I was ill for half the day...)If I feel even a little hungry, I eat. If I start to feel sick, I eat. And if that means I have 2 blueberry muffins at 9 am, so be it. It's usually something I consider comfort food. I can stick to the healthy stuff for lunch and dinner. I will warn you, however, that this method does mean that you put on weight faster than those moms who spend 3 months getting sick. Good luck! J.

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A.P.

answers from Boston on

Hi
I feel for you! I am now 16 weeks pregnant and suffered really bad all day long sickness! It was so bad that I was sure something was wrong! There were days I could not even get off the couch! I will share with you a few things that helped me get through it. I say through it, now into my second trimester it is much better! Still have some bad mornings but MUCH better! So, first off if you want to go the medical approach you an get you MD to write you a script for a med called ZOFRAN- it is a wonder drug for nausea and vomitting! It is really like gold, comes in a small dissolvable tablet and works just as fast to put the nausea to rest! The thing to know about it is... It is a class "c" med. If you do not know what that means... It means that there are no studies to show if it is harmful or not to fetus/baby. However it has been used for the past 10 years by pregnant with no medical reports anywhere of it causing problems. My MD highly suggested it and she is very cautious about everything! Some other things that worked for me... Eating every 2 hours. For some reason if I let my blood sugar dip down at all then the sickness came on so bad that I could not eat anything and the smell of any food made me dry heave. So, you can't eat when you are hungry, you have to keep something in your mouth every 2 hours. The best thing is carbs-complex or otherwise. I tried like fruit or something more lowfat but it did not work, toast, crackers, peanut butter on a spoon, a piece of cheese.. Things like that worked for me. The thing you should know about this is... morning sickness like this is hard on your all ready expanding waistline! It sucked because normally I avoid to many carbs but needed it to survive. My MD said that she did not care what I ate while I was not feeling well, just eat something. That said I am 16 weeks pregnant and have gaind 12 pounds!!! Very hard when you are normally a size 4 to go up that much weight but there is no better time for an excuse of weight gain than now! I could not do anything when I was ill, I normally exercise everyday but had to put that on hold when I was so ill. It lasted really, really bad for me until about the 13th week and slowly I started having more good days then bad. I even started working out again!
I hope this helps. Oh, you can also take Dramamine tablets for nausea. The are safe in catagory "b" drug class- meaning tested and no signs of problems! It is for motion sickness but found when it was really bad I could take one and then take a little nap or help me get through the night. (I would wake up sick every few hours during the night also). I pray you are on the road to no sickness. Right now it is about surival for you. The baby will take from you what it needs you just have to do what you can to take care of you!!!
Again hope it helps! Good luck to you!

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K.A.

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I am pregnant with #2 and have had crazy morning sickness. I am 17 weeks and still get sick. The only thing that seems to help me is cheese! I will take a slice and quarter it and put each slice on a cracker. Something about the protein is helpful I guess. The other thing is dont take your prenatal vitamin in the morning. I take it right before bed. Hope this helps!

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L.V.

answers from Boston on

Many of the responses will help a whole lot but do what you find works. Each pregnancy is different, as each child is too. I did have the same problem only with my son's pregnancy. My dr had suggested mini meals which did help. My best friend suggested plain potato chips which worked so much better than the saltines. It is really a personal choice and see what will help you feel good. Good luck with your pregnancy and have a wonderful experience with your baby!
L.

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X.D.

answers from Boston on

Sounds ridiculous but you need to eat, eat, eat.... I had cracker crumbs all over my car. My fave food was starchy bagels (without cream cheese most of the time). The norm is for this to go away by two or three months so hang in there (easy for me to say).

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M.V.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.
they say ginger is good for nausea. My daughter tried ginger buscuits when she was pregnant and they seemed to work for her. also if i am feeling nauseas i also have them an they work
Good luck and congrats on your pegnancy
love M.

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K.B.

answers from Boston on

I felt nausious the first twelve weeks of my second pregnanacy and then it subsided. I have heard that a B6 suppliment helps with nausea. Ask your doctor if this is true and then pick some up at the store. That should work. Try to eat small meals throughout the day too so you don't get to the point where you feel hungry. Good luck!

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T.W.

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Hi C.-
I know that feeling, for sure! What got me through those times was lots of fruit... esp the juicey stuff like pineapples and citrus- the sugar from the fruit helps quell the nausea and is light enough on the tummy to save you from a trip to the puke pot ;)
Also some salty stuff like those 'cup of noodles'... not that great for you, but tastes so yummy when you feel yucky.

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R.H.

answers from Boston on

I found that if my belly was full most of the time I didn't get as nauseas. I had to eat small amounts of food constantly throughout the day to stay full and keep nausea to a minimum. I kept ziploc bags of trail mix/dried fruit in all my pockets and purses at all times. I ate bananas or granola bars in the car, whatever was easily portable. I also made my own ginger "tea" and drank it throughout the day. I basically just bought a piece of ginger root, sliced it up and put the thin slices in a mug, then poured boiling water over them. I wouldn't actually eat the ginger, just let it sit in the water for a few minutes and drank the tea.
Hope this helps!

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J.M.

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Wasa crackers. They're a flatbread type cracker that somehow manage to be even drier than saltines. Don't forget to drink water all the time though! After one of those, the nausea usually abated long enough for me to want to eat something "real." Also, have you tried taking your vitamin at night rather than the morning? That helped me a lot. Finally, my dr said I could just take a regular flintstone's vitamin rather than the prenatals and my nausea was so much better after that.

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A.C.

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Sea BAnds worked for me. They are bracelets you wear with a small plastic knob on them that puts pressure on part of your wrist and stops the nausea. Used them on both my pregnancies and they were great. Can buy them at any drug store.

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L.B.

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I am on my third pregnancy, 12 years after my last and I have had morning (nonn and night) sickness with all of them. The B6 worked for me!!! ask your doctor, you take small doses several times a day. Also I found that food based, vegan prenatal vitamins helped AND I have not had low iron once this time around. They also have helped keep me "regular" :)altoids have real peppermint oil and are great in the car- I could not do without them. hang in there!!! the middle trimester is right around the corner

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S.C.

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Yes you definitely have a love/hate relationship with food-I remember! Try ginger or peppermint tea. Both have anti-nausea benefits. You can actually buy the ginger root if you're feeling motivated and peel the skin and boil it and make tea that way-with a little lemon and honey. Dee-lish. Try ginger snaps too!

D.B.

answers from Boston on

You can try to nibble crackers or anything else frequently during the day so you never get to the point of hunger and sudden nausea. If your stomach isn't empty, you may feel better. You won't eat more than normal - just eat many smaller meals and snacks, and pay attention to which foods help and which make it worse or don't work at all. Good luck and enjoy!

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S.F.

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hey
i'm on the same boat as you. 7wks. also but this my second pregnancy. so i feel ya. yesterday i had some moments- like i need to eat now and i don't know what to eat. and i'm so tired of eating food all the time. but before you know it- it will be all over. my tricks are- cheese, LUNA bars, raw almonds, peppermint candies, Subway, fresh veggies & fruit. my house & car is stocked with whatever. the LUNA bars and raw almonds are great to keep your blood sugar leveled. Even getting some fresh air helps. Good luck

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R.J.

answers from Burlington on

I was SO sick almost the whole nine months and I used Sea-Bands the ENTIRE time. You can get them at a health food store or drug store or something. They're for motion sickness and work like a charm. I also used Gin-Gin candies (Ginger, which naturally helps with nausea), Preggo Pops in the beginning, Saltines and Ginger Ale. Be sure to stay hydrated and never let yourself get too hungry. Eat slow and good luck!

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D.C.

answers from Boston on

I had terrible morning sicknes (well all day sickness) for the first six months. Everyone kept saying it would only last a little while but I proved them wrong. It helped me to always be eating a little- like saltines, nuts and dried fruit. Carry them with you at all times. Also lemonade and hard candy to suck on that had lots of flavor helped me anyway. You should gain a lot in the beginning so if you feel hungry it is probably your body saying eat more. Good luck and just trust your instincts and take it easy!

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S.D.

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Unfortunately, you're going to need to eat when you're not hungry. Make sure you have breakfast, even if it's a piece of fruit and you need to have some snacks to avoid the hunger creeping up on you. I used to always have saltine crackers (great for nausea) in my purse. Different people can tolerate different things when they're pregnant. I would say that you should start with some snacks so you're not getting hungry in between your meals. It worked for me. I'm sure other moms will have different advise also for you to try.

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S.C.

answers from Boston on

I was really sick for the first 2 months of my pregnancy. I was sick all day long, lost 10 pounds, and nothing sounded good to eat. I suggest eating saltine crackers or even raisins. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, water or some gatorade has the electrolights. I got really dehydrated and had to get IV's of fluid at the doctors. If your not eating enough solids at least the fluids will help make you feel a little better. Good luck!

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H.H.

answers from Boston on

Congratulations to you!
I found that if I ate little bit all day long the hunger and nausea didn't bother me as much. I kept saltines, wheat thins, pretzels, etc. with me at all times. Even if you are not feeling hungry eat a few crackers and it will help stave off those yucky symptoms. Drink lots of water too. Being seven weeks, you are already through half of this and the symptoms should subside by week 12...keep your eyes on the prize...it is such a joy.

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R.O.

answers from Lewiston on

Congrats on your upcoming arrival! It's such a blessing to carry a child and feel him/her move and grow with you. I am currently expecting my second, and I had extreme morning sickness. Try munching on crackers and sipping ginger ale. The ginger is a natural remedy for nausea. Just munch as much as you can. Since you are still early, your doctor probably won't prescribe anything for you. But if you still can't keep anything down in the next few weeks they might prescribe you something for your nausea. Also if you are having a hard time keeping down your prenatal vitamins, you can take 2 flintstone vitamins.
Remember to stay as hydrated as possible! I hope things work out for you and I hope you feel better :)

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E.S.

answers from Providence on

I had bad nausea and I managed to ease myself with the help of No to morning sickness tea.

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G.M.

answers from Boston on

Congrats! Oh, how I remember those days. I was sick as could be and actually lost about 9lbs in the first trimester when I was pregnant with my first (gained it all back in about the first 24 hours of my second trimester, as I remember). What worked for me was these tiny hard candies from Trader Joe's. They are about the size of an aspirin and wrapped in colourful foil twists in a bag of about 100. No idea what they were called, but my Mum discovered them and they really, really helped. Good luck.

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L.M.

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Peanut Butter Crackers!!! The protein from the Peanut Butter and the Carbs of the Crackers! Go to BJ's and get the big package and put these crackers all over the place.

Good Luck!

L.

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D.H.

answers from Boston on

You poor thing, I completely sympathize with you, remembering how that felt... One way to keep the munchies at bay is to nibble small healthy snacks throughout the day. Don't go several hours without eating, i.e. don't wait until noon to eat lunch if you have breakfast at 8AM - have a snack around 10AM or so. Basically, eat like a newborn! Think of it as good practice for the feeding schedule you'll be on in 7 months!?!

Also, to combat nausea in the morning, I found it very helpful to eat a couple of jelly beans (or something sweet) not long before I go to bed (but before I brushed my teeth!). For some odd reason this always helped me in the mornings.

Good luck!

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E.D.

answers from Boston on

It seems counterintuitive, but I think not getting hungry will make you less nauseated. Try and eat small amounts of bland food--the white food diet--mild cheese, bread, etc.--whatever sounds appealing to you. I ate a lot of ginger candy during my first trimester with my daughter. That helped too. You can get it at Trader Joe's. Good luck. This probably will go away in the second trimester.

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K.F.

answers from Boston on

Although I didn't have bad nausea with either pregnancy, I found ginger snaps did the trick. They're tastier than saltines and just seem to do the job.

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J.B.

answers from Boston on

I was sick with both my boys. Lemon or some type of citrus drops helped with the first, and peppermint candies helped a ton with the second.

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A.H.

answers from Washington DC on

I feel for you. I felt so sick my entire first trimester. Eating (although not appealing) helped me out. I never ate carbs a lot before, but cabs and proteins were my friends. The other thing that I swore by and gave to many of my preggo friends was Preggie Pop Drops. You can get them at Babies R Us or maternity shopes. They are really sore candies that gave me a break from feeling so sick. I wasn't telling anyone I was pregnant so the drops were an easy fix for me.

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C.M.

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I found that carbs worked best for me during that naugeous period. Toast with a slice of cheese, ziti, or fries. Not the most healthest but I was able to keep it down.

Best of luck in your pregnacy!

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S.P.

answers from Boston on

I learned pretty early on when I was pregnant that if I got hungry I got sick... period. So I had to just eat small amounts frequently so I didn't get hungry, and that seemed to take care of it. Good luck!! Hang in there, the second trimester will be MUCH MUCH better!!

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R.R.

answers from Boston on

Saltines and ginger ale...always keep them on hand! Oyster crackers are good as well. Also, for nausea you can take emitrol (over the counter), but I found soda water with bitters curbs nausea even better than ginger. Bitters can be found with mixers and tast almost like clove, but when mixed with selzer REALLY help nausea. Remember to keep crackers in your purse at all times.

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J.B.

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I hesitate to answer because I don't want to give you the bleak view, but it may help. I was sick the whole 9 months. I tried everything...crackers by your bed side, eat before you get out of bed...medicine, I started in the 2nd tri-mester, though....vitamin B12 (I think, maybe be B6, its folci acid)...but eventually just gave in to the sickness and got used to it. I even vomitted while delivering, but then it was over the moment my daughter was born. The only thing that got me through was because I was so sick, it meant my baby was healthy, at least that's what the doc said.

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A.S.

answers from Providence on

C.,
I found with both my pregnancies that if I ate a small meals every few hours, that would help with the naseau. Of course, it never went away until 2nd Trimester. I know it is tough. You probably feel yuck when full too. Getting to the starving I found makes it worse.

What helped me were hearty meals of carbs like chicken parm or baked ziti. Grilled meats for me definately made my stomach lurch. I know it sounds heavy, but it held me over. My snacks were usually fruit. Some dairy like yougurt from time to time.

Don't worry, It is just one of those stages. Good Luck!

Bottom Line, Keep your belly full! I found also, taking prenatal vitamin at night before bed with a snack helped keep my belly full overnight, so that you do not feel gross in the morning.

Congratulations on your new arrival! What a journey you are beginning!

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K.K.

answers from New London on

Keep a supply of saltine crackers handy at all times! I kept a package by my bed so I could nibble a few before I even got up! It's messy, but worked! And, make sure you are munching healthy foods throughout the day. Munch on carrots, apples, celery or anything that is healthy and will give you a fuller feeling. I'm not an expert, but have had 3 kids and suffered from "morning sickness" with all of them. Good luck!

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K.S.

answers from Boston on

I found eating bananas kept the morning sickness and hunger at bay. I've since read that is the potassium that is helpful with the nausea.I had one FIRST thing every morning and it was the only thing that consistently worked for me. And as others have mentioned - try not to let your stomach get empty. Oatmeal breakfast bars are good to keep in your purse-lots of fiber and easy on the tummy. Good luck!

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K.T.

answers from Boston on

I had very bad nausea with both my children. It wasnt just in the morning, it was all day long. The best thing was to eat small meals throughout the day, and dont let yourself get to the point of feeling too hungry. I would watch the carbs as someone else said, be sure to drink plenty of water, I think that was part of my problem too.

There are new medications out there now you can get if it becomes too much to handle. You could check with your doctor.

The only other thing that makes it better is time. Once my 2nd tri came, I was feeling fantastic!!

Best of Luck

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J.B.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.,
I had terrible nausea with all 3 of my pregnancies and found the best thing to do is to snack all day. This way you never get to that hungry/nauseous stage. It's really the only thing I could do that helped. I also couldn't drink or eat a lot at one time. That would make it worse. So small snacks and drinks throughout the day worked best for me.

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S.D.

answers from Boston on

I am about 13 weeks and I have had nausea for most of them. I would munch on tortilla chips, it really helped me during the "bad" moments! The other thing that helps me is peppermint gum. This is my third pregnancy, and I've used these techniques on all three! Good luck!

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J.P.

answers from Boston on

I am quite a veteran of pregnancy, I am on my fourth, the best remedy that has worked not only for me but for many other people i have told is potato chips and pink leomonade. Sounds odd but it really works for nausea. Hope this helped. If you have any other worries or concerns feel free to email me at [email protected]____.com I do seem to know a lot about the subjects of pregnancy and children,lol.

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K.M.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.,

I'm going through the same thing myself right now. (I'm 10 weeks pregnant.) Graham crackers have been great for me. If I feel like I need something more, aka I feel really sick, then a cheese sandwich and a glass of milk do the trick for me. There are times when I do have to force myself to eat the sandwich, but I always feel better after I eat.

Good Luck!
K.

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E.G.

answers from Boston on

Eat some small snacks BEFORE you get hungry and nauseous--like crackers. If your stomach has something in it, it will decrease your nausea. Keep crackers by your bed so you can munch on them before you even get out of bed. It is also important to eat something before bed so you don't wake up with an empty stomach. Good luck, this is a fun time!

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D.K.

answers from Boston on

Two words....ginger snaps! Make sure you get the really good ones w/the sharp ginger flavor.

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R.D.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.,

I was the same way. I found a couple of things worked for me. I forced myself to eat every 2 hours. I started my day eating crackers, cereal, toast,or what ever I could stomach. I found if I grazed all day I would be fine. I even followed the advice of eating something before getting out of bed. I put a snack draw together next to my bed.

I also tried the advice of eating sour things. This was very helpful!! I drank lemonade, ate sour patch kids, and kept sour candies on hand. The pregnant pops helped a lot.

I hope that helps. Good Luck!
R.

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J.S.

answers from Springfield on

I was sick my entire pregnancy. Literally, as soon as she popped out it went away...lol, But to keep me working and going during the pregnancy. I tried everything. None of the tricks helped me but I ate lots of protein and lots of snacks. It's a joke at my office even now how much I ate, probably too much since I gained 65 lbs. (It's all off now except for the last 10 I'm still working on.) The real help for me was Unisom, an over the counter sleep aid. (I took a half dose.) I was extremely wary about taking it when it was suggested by my midwife because I could barely function I was so tired anyway. But I tried it because I couldn't stand the extreme nauseousness any longer. It was like night and day. It has no effect on the baby. You should ask your Dr. about it though before trying. Good luck! I wish you all the best!

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L.P.

answers from Hartford on

I am sure you will get a lot of advice, but what helped me (and I found the same thing in my first pregnancy) was to eat constantly (snack really) about 1x/hour. Try a handful of nuts, a few peanut butter crackers, a piece of fruit, some cheese, veggies and dip, or whatever healthy snack suits you (not chips or cookies or candy - doesn't help and won't make you feel better.) That way you will not get caught by surprise by hunger. You might find (as I did) that when mealtime came around, I was actually hungry for it and ate better (not more) then. Hope that helps. L.

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K.C.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.!

First of all, Congratulations!! Secondly...this happened to me also. No vomitting..just all the time nauseous! I found eating saltines helped alot. Eat 3 or 4 every hour or 2 and it should help. Plus, when you DO feel hungry, you're not stuffed with crackers! Good luck..hang in there, it will go away!

K. :)

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S.M.

answers from Providence on

Boy do i remember what you are going through. I have two girls, five and two. with both pregnancies I was very nauseous the first 4 months. I never actually got sick but on and off all day felt like I was going to. here is what I did to get through:

1. Even if you don't feel like eating try to snack throughout the day instead of having big meals. i always had crackers or a granola bar on hand.

2. You can buy ginger candies (hard or chewy) that help with nausea. they are great.
http://www.gingerpeople.com/order_chews.html

3. Another trick is sucking on jolly rancher candies. the flavors change the taste in your mouth just enough to help.

good luck and hang in there!

S.

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L.M.

answers from Hartford on

Hi! Congrats on expecting! :) When I was expecting both of my boys, I was unbelievably nauseous for the first 3-4 months, 24 hours a day! It was crazy. A friend introduced me to a lifesaver...wristbands with a plastic ball which sits on the inside of your wrist on a specific pressure point. They worked just about all the time! I was to a point where functioning every day was an effort so the wristbands saved me. I picked them up at a local pharmacy. Give it a shot! And best wishes to you and your family!

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K.B.

answers from Boston on

I found that the scent of citrus really helped whenever I felt nauseaus, so I used to peel (and sometimes eat) a fresh orange or clementine in the mid-morning. Even doing the dishes with lemon cleaner helped me! Otherwise... when you hit 12-14 weeks it usually stops and then you will be HUNGRY!

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S.B.

answers from Barnstable on

My trick was to eat small amount all throughout the day. eat as soon as you wake up un the am. And I mean AS soon as you roll out of bed:) And even try in the middle of the night when you wake up to go to the bathroom eating a few crackers or something. One of the biggest reasons you feel sick is because your blood sugar gets so low when you dont eat for long periods of time. Also anything with peanutbutter. Like toast , it will hold you over longer. But just keep crackers or fruit in your purse so when you start to feel icky or hungry:)

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H.B.

answers from Boston on

Looks like you've already gotten a ton of advice... but I'll add mine too... I'm 10 wks with my second and in the same boat: terribly hungry and nauseous (ick ick ick). It was the same with my first until about week 15, and then BAM it went away. Unlike most of the other respondants, though, I can't stand the thought of saltines, ginger ale, warm tea, etc... makes my stomach turn (and its all stuff I normally like). I get through the day on pb crackers, slim jims, buffalo chicken, jalepeno poppers, lots and lots and lots of ice cold water, and sour chewing gum. my midwife has encouraged me to eat what i feel like i can eat, and if its junk, thats ok. (i don't normally eat fried foods and slim jims this much!!!)

good luck! IT WILL BE WORTH IT. and just think, in a year, this will be a fading memory!

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C.A.

answers from Boston on

I am pregnant with my fourth and can say from trying just about everything that chewing gum almost nonstop works for me. I eat a meal then pop in the gum and change it out with a new piece every time the flavor goes away. And of course eating smaller portions more frequently - but that can easily lead to overeating early on, and the early weight gain is the stuff that's hard to take off later. I also found I had to give up milk products in the evening, or evening start using lactaid pills.

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D.M.

answers from Boston on

Hang in there I was sick for the first 16 weeks, not really throwing up but always feeling sick =0(

I had to and still have to drink 1/2 glass of ice cold milk before and during a meal or snack and then the last 1/2 glass right after the last bite.

I am currently 34 weeks and if I do not have milk with all food I now get heartburn.

Good luck and I wish you the best.

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D.C.

answers from Burlington on

hi C.,

I am 11 weeks pregnate today. what has worked for me so far is if i eat 4 or 5 club crackers (with or without the cheese - dont matter for me) then i wait for about 30 minutes i can usually eat something and hold it down.

D. C.
Vermont

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K.H.

answers from Burlington on

First off, congratulations! I had terrible morning sickness with both of my kids. I never threw up but felt basically hungover and nauseous every minute of every day (aside from when I was eating). One thing that helped me a lot was chewing gum. It almost always helped me feel less queasy. Good luck! k.

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L.P.

answers from Lewiston on

Try a few crackers at a time, and some ginger ale. The fizzing of the soda can help settle your stomach. Good luck!

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D.A.

answers from New York on

I always kept bannanas on hand for sneak attacks of hunger. They are hardy and can be taken anywhere.
For nausea cinnomon, candy fire balls, and ginger candy. Eat crackers before you get up in the morning.
It gets better it really does!!
Good luck

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T.C.

answers from Boston on

Hi C.!

Saltines worked really well when I was just trying to keep the nausea under control. But in order to make sure I stayed hydrated and that I was getting some good nutrition, I used to stop at the smoothie shop near work on the way in and get a large fruit smoothie w/yogurt and vitamin boost in it - it was delicious, easy on the stomach and I could sip it thoughout the morning. I don't know of local smoothie shops around here (we lived in SoCal at the time) but you can always may your own! Good luck!
T.

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K.R.

answers from Boston on

I was pregnant with twins and was sick the entire time but the first 12 weeks was the worst because I couldn't seem to keep anything down. I did find that Chamomile Tea did help to settle that nausea feeling a little. I just drank it like that no cream or sugar. Maybe give it a try and see if that works. K.

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J.T.

answers from Portland on

Hi C., Congratulations on your pregnancy. Of course, saltines help and eating something healthy every hour or so will keep your belly full which does help. I found some ginger chews at my health food store. I ate them with both my boys and seemed to help me. They taste much better than ginger tea. Good luck and know that you should feel better as your pregnancy progresses.

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B.G.

answers from Burlington on

Hi C.,
Saltine crackers worked for me,and I had 5 children.Eat a couple before you get uo in the morning and other times when you feel nauseous.hope this works for you.

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K.G.

answers from Hartford on

Hi! I dealt with a lot of morning sickness with my pregnancy and some tricks i found were to have constant snacks that you like around (mine were white cheddar chees-its). And to keep having small meals around every two hours. That way you won't get super hungry and your nausea will stay under control. I hope that helps! Good luck! Katie

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I.V.

answers from Hartford on

I was so sick in my first 4 months of pregnancy. I had to constantly eat. Crackers, ginngerale and gingersnpa made matters even worse for me. I ended up eating tons of fruits and vegetables ( stay away from high acidy).Bread and pretzelsticks also made a big difference. I could not touch water. fluid is so important so try some good juices!
Hope you'll feel better soon. My daughter is now 6 months old and the light of my life! Good luck!

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M.M.

answers from Boston on

Saltines were my best friend during those nauseous times...I kept a sleeve of crackers everywhere! Good luck!

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J.H.

answers from Burlington on

I take 1/2 a Unisom before bed and it works miracles! I have also been told that this combined with Vitamin B6 is even better. My mid-wife okayed the Unisom for me early in my pregnancy because I was diagnosed with Hyper-something Gravidarum (sp?). Just a big word for: you can't keep anything down ever and end up needing IV fluids and nutrients repeatedly. I know the Unisom is working because I have tried not taking it and start getting sick again within a day or two. Just check with your doctor first, but I am pretty sure that it is considered safe for even mild morning sickness. Good luck! It usually fades after the first trimester:)

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K.P.

answers from Boston on

I definately feel for you.... just had my first and was very nauseous for about 16 weeks. In addition to trying a million dietary things, I used the pressure point wrist bands that they make for motion sickness, they seemed to really help me. You can get them at a local pharmacy or supermarket. Hoe they help.

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C.F.

answers from Pittsfield on

Hi C.,
I've been through this 7 times now. I never really got sick, but pretty much felt exactly how you described. I tried Sea-Bands this time, which seemed to help quite a bit. I also forced myself to eat little bits of protein every couple of hours, and that helped some, too, though it wasn't easy, because I didn't feel like eating it. I had to stay away from eggs during several pregnancies -- they made me really nauseous. Don't know if that was just a food sensitivity, or if there's something in eggs that does that to other people, too. Good luck.
C.

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J.R.

answers from Boston on

When I was in the First Trimester with my daughter and I had those sneak attacks of hunger but felt nauses I would anything with peanut butter.

J.

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K.W.

answers from Boston on

I was very nauseous with my first child and incredibly nauseous with my second child. In fact so much so that I lost 12 lbs. The best advice I received was from my mid-wife to always include a protein with what you eat. If you just eat a carb, which is what I would always crave (crackers, bread, cereal), it raises your sugar level which will actually make you feel more sick. I lived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (which is funny since I'm not a huge fan of PB&J but it worked and that's all the mattered) and cream cheese on celery. Celery is good because it is a natural aide for heartburn. I would carry the PB&J sandwiches with me wherever I went and would nibble on them when I felt really bad. The other thing is to alway keep something in your stomach, so little meals all day are best.

Hope this helps! And luckily for me after week 15 the nausea went away and the rest of the pregnancy was golden!

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K.V.

answers from Boston on

I went thru that during most of my pregency and I used sea sickness braclets. You can find then at your local CVS, Walgreens or Eckards but you can find them in the same isle as dramaine. They are drug free and work on pressure points. Hope this helps.

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R.M.

answers from New London on

power bars.... peanut butter or the apple cinnamon. just a few bites and it always helped ease the nausea so I could eat something else. Good Luck

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N.R.

answers from Boston on

I found it helpful to keep a little food in my stomach at all times. I would experience nausea only when my stomach was empty. Frequent healthy snacks and small meals were what most helped me. N.

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P.Z.

answers from Springfield on

I am now 30 weeks but boy do i remember those days i felt the more often i ate the less nausea i felt i was eacting every hour to 2 hours! hang in there it will get better
-P.

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