Morning Sickness - Toledo, OH

Updated on September 29, 2016
E.N. asks from Toledo, OH
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I just found out I was pregnant again, my morning sickness is starting to kick in. I had morning sickness with my first one for about 4 months. Everything made me sick, smells, food, even people clearing there throats. Since I have a 13 month at home now I can't be sick all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do to help with the morning sickness.

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J.R.

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E.,
It must be very exciting to have baby #2 on the way!

I experienced all day sickness with my pregnancy, but I followed some advice from my sister-in-law which was: taking my prenatal vitamin before bed (instead of in the morning) and sucking on these herbal things called "sick-o-pops" they have ginger in them which has been known to alleviate nausea. (We found them at motherhood maternity and also at some organic food stores. This worked for me.

I wish you all the best.

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M.C.

answers from Cleveland on

I was sick all nine months and it really depends on what you find to help. I didn't take any medications, I could hardly take to pills the doctor gave me.
I always carried two things:
Water bottles
Goldfish

Good luck!!
M.

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K.H.

answers from Columbus on

Hi -
One thing I found worked with my pregnancies was herbal teas - I drank a variety of the Celestial Seasonings teas and that seemed to help settle my stomach. Also, Ginger Ale and taking a dramamine (for motion sickness) helped get me thru those early, yucky weeks. Hope you're feeling better sooner than later.

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S.W.

answers from Cincinnati on

I am a homebirth midwife. I'll give you the information that I give out to my clients.

Eat: ½ piece of fruit before getting out of bed, 20 minutes 20 g protein, 2 hrs eat another 10 g protein, 2 hrs later eat another 10 g, 2hrs later 20-30 g protein
Basically, all snacks should be at least 10 g. Eat at least every 2 hours. All meals should be at least 20 g of protein. Before bed, make up what you need to get to 100-120 g.
Eat one snack of 5-10 g protein in the middle of the night.

If more severe:
Buy sublingual B12 to take 3-4 times per day. Also, take a folic acid supplement.

Drink lots of fluids with electrolytes added (Recharge, Pedialyte, etc)

For temporary immediate solution: Call a physician or nurse-midwife and get a prescription for Phenergan suppositories

B12 and Folic Acid Injections may also offer relief:
Susan’s Natural World does B12 injections, Saturdays 4-5:30 pm for $15,
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T.K.

answers from Columbus on

Before asking your doctor to prescribe a medication, it might be worth your while to try 1 Tbs. of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water in the morning. It needs to be the "real" kind of apple cider vinegar, the kind you have to shake up before you use it. You will probably find it at a health food store or under the organic section at the grocery.

Works wonders! :)

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J.D.

answers from Columbus on

I just had a baby and went thru the same thing with ALL 3 of my pregnancy. Its terrible to be sick with a little one at home.
I asked my Dr to prescribe a medication for me and he gave me Zofran! it was WONDERFUL! After I began taking it I had no sickness at all!! the only thing is that it is very expensive, so if you dont have good insurance than have him give you something else. Its like 300.00 per pill without insurance!!
If you are uncomfortable taking medications while you are pregnant, then I dont have anything natuaral that worked for me, but someone else may have something you can try.

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S.

answers from Cincinnati on

Hello,
I truly feel for what you are experiencing. There are some things you can do to reduce morning sickness that don't involve drugs or anything potentially dangerous to your baby. Please feel free to contact me off site if you'd like more information. My personal email is [email protected]____.com.
S.

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M.S.

answers from Columbus on

I wish I could help you more. I went through this with my daughter. I was literally sick every day for 9 months, which was hell. If I wasn't getting sick, I had constant nausea. I do know DR's will prescribe something if it gets bad enough. I tried everything and the only thing that seemed to work somewhat was making sure I didn't have an empty stomach. I snacked every chance I got and saltines became my best friend.

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T.E.

answers from Columbus on

I have a three-year old and have been pregnant since July. The first four months were incredibly difficult for me - miserable actually. I used Seabands on my wrists nearly ALL the time (purchased at Walgreen's or Meijer). I also tried to stay cool as much as possible. The warmer I was the more nauseated. I recalibrated the thermostat so that day and evening was COOL. Also - I had to keep something down at ALL times - even when I didn't feel like it. As long as I didn't get an empty stomach it boded better for me. I drank pregnancy tea and red raspberry tea frequently. I also slept as much as I could as that was the only relief I got. (But with a young one around that's practically impossible, I know.)

I tried to let myself rest more than usual - let some things go - IT WILL GET BETTER - I tried to remember. Now I'm going into my third trimester and it's euphoric! Life is so much better...

Hang in there...

T.

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J.H.

answers from Columbus on

Seems so silly but lemon head candy got me through the day, I kept a baggie in my pocket all the time!! Good luck hope you feel better soon!

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B.K.

answers from Los Angeles on

No to morning sickness tea is the best home product to settle morning sickness and excessive vomiting.

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L.S.

answers from Columbus on

i know just how you feel with the "morning sickness" I felt that is was day sickness. you know carbs really helped me out, bread i felt like all i ate was toast. and your dr. can prescribe a special prenatel that is just for day sickness.

good luck

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P.B.

answers from Cincinnati on

Hello E.. Congrats!! I'm not sure if this will help you but it helped me. I had morning sickness for 4 months. My doctor told me to try yogurt. Also 7-up, Ginger Ale. I always got sick when I ate crackers. Also, when you get really tired, eat if you can fruit, such as bananas & oranges. Pears is what worked for me. I wish you much happiness, good health, and joy. Enjoy.

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J.R.

answers from Cleveland on

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy.

I had a lot of nausea with my first pregnancy. I was miserable, and I finally called my doctor in tears. He prescribed phenigren for me, and I was a new woman! It's completely safe to take during pregnancy. My firstborn is now 7, and she's completely healthy.

It obviously helps to eat bland foods, too. English muffins were my comfort food.

Good luck!

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T.B.

answers from Tampa on

I wore a pair of sea sickness bands around my wrists. You can purchase them at Walmart, Kroger, etc. and they are about $10. The work with accupressure and calmed my nausea. I only took mine off when I showered!! Good luck.

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D.H.

answers from Cincinnati on

My doctor gave me zofran after I had been sick in both my pregnancies. It helps a lot.

D.

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C.F.

answers from Rochester on

Just a correction to what someone else posted- it's not called phenigren, it's Phenergan. It is an anti-nausea medication, and it works great. It is used in the hospital all the time, but it makes you really sleepy. I would try to get by with eating small meals, eating bland foods, staying away from citrus/acidic foods and anything else that makes you nauseous, and eating breakfast right away in the morning before you go asking for pills from the doctor. Hope you feel better.

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M.K.

answers from Columbus on

You need extra 200 ml Vitamin B6 a day, the natural kind, not synthetic. If you are using the presscribed kind of prenatal vitamins from a Dr.- these are not healthy unless they say "natural"-- natural vitamins are the only kind healthy and that can be absorbed by our body.

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J.L.

answers from Columbus on

I am due in June with #2 and I have been very sick as well. I work full time, so it has been very hard to get to work and stay at work! (and it makes me very sad to hear my 2 year old say, "Mommy tummy hurt?")

I have tried the Preggie Pop Drops and they do work very well. They are pretty expensive if you are sick a lot and you go through them quickly. So I looked for alternatives and the best one I have found is Whole Fruit Lemon Sorbet. It has a VERY strong lemon taste and the cold seems to "quiet" the angry tummy!!

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K.S.

answers from Cincinnati on

E.,
I recently had a beautiful little girl. In the beginning with her I had terrible morning sickness. The one thing that seemed to provide me some reprieve was sucking on preggo pops. You can actually try any hard candy lollipops or jolly ranchers....just be careful of the flavors getting too crazy. I stuck with orange for the most part. Hope that helps. Everything else seemed to make me sick.

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S.

answers from Cleveland on

I was lucky enough never to have much morning sickness but they say keeping crackers beside your bed and eating them before you get up to even go to the bathroom. The only time I did get sick was when I let myself get hungry. Eat something small all day and don't let yourself get hungry, that may help. Little midnignt snack beside the bed?
The other thing that used to help me was those red and white striped peppermint candies. Kinda worked like a tums only I didn't like the smell or taste of them. Hope one of these ideas helps you. Surely can't afford to be sick with a little one under foot.

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D.C.

answers from Dayton on

I had club crackers by my bed when I awoke befor I even got out of bed and moved I nibbled on a cracker. Whenever thoughout my day I felt sick i had a cracker. Everything works different for each person. You just need to find what works for you. If you can not find anything talk to your Dr.
Good luck with the pregnacy.
D.

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N.M.

answers from Cleveland on

Okay well I was terribly sick with all three kids. But different things worked for each. With my first, the only thing that worked was Phenergan that was prescribed by my doc. My second pregnancy, I used something called "Preggie Pops" which are lollipops that come in some strange flavors, but I couldn't have lived without them. Ecspecially the Spearmint flavor. I kept a handful in my purse at all times!! If you'd rather not shell out the $$ for those, Spearmint gum was also a big help. By the way, to find the Preggie Pops, just search on Google and there's tons of places to get them. Now, with my third, I carried sliced lemons everywhere I went. LOL. People thought I was nuts, but the smell of the lemons did the trick every time. I also used "Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum", which you can usually find at CVS, Walgreens, pretty much any drugstore. Hope this helps and best of luck to you!! ~N.

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T.K.

answers from Dayton on

This may sound wierd, but the smell of citrus helped me. Anytime I started getting that feeling I would cut open an orange and smell it until the feeling went away, lol. It would work probably 75% of the time.....morning sickness is terrible - good luck :)

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D.P.

answers from Columbus on

My midwife suggested I try eating a protein bar before getting out of bed every morning. She said the nausea was caused by a sudden drop of blood sugar and eating carbs(candy/crackers) was only a temporary fix. It took a few tries to find a protein bar I could handle that early but it did work. Make sure to have plenty of water on hand too!! Good luck to you and congrats!!

D. P.

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T.

answers from Cleveland on

Hi E.,

I am al,most 8 months prengant with my second one and I had morning sickness with both of them for about 4 months.
It was tough and being so tired was tough too. All I know is that I would try to eat a lot of dry things to feel a little less nauseated and that I tried to be strong for my daughter. I napped when she napped and I went to lots of playgroups so she could play and I could just sit there.

Sorry, I feel for you, but it gets better, trust me.

I am looking forward to my second baby and I hope you do too.

T..

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K.S.

answers from Columbus on

I, too, didn't have morning sickness per se. I got nauseated most when I didn't eat. But, I have heard the same thing about eating. Eat lots of small meals. Keeping crackers handy when you can't eat right away is supposed to help. Good luck & congrats.

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