Morning sickness?....more like ALL DAY SICKNESS!!

Updated on September 08, 2009
S.D. asks from South Rockwood, MI
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I am about 6.5 weeks pregnant with my second pregnancy, and I am so nauseated. I never felt this way with my first pregnancy. It's "all day" nausea and it leaves me feeling like I can't get anything done. To make matters worse I am trying to take care of my 2 year old son and keep up with the house work, but all I find myself doing is laying down trying to keep from throwing up. This is a horrible feeling. Does this get better as the weeks go on, or do I have to feel this way the whole first trimester? Any suggestions on what to eat cause nothing sounds good right now. I get sick thinking about food sometimes. Yuk!

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J.H.

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I feel for you....been there, done that!

Try sea bands. Also this sounds weird but worked for me and others who have tried it. Keep fresh cut lemons in a baggie and smell them when you are feeling nausea.

Good Luck......hope time passed quickly for you!

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S.C.

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S.,

Every pregnancy is different so it's hard to say how long you will be sick. I was only sick for a few weeks and was over it about the 4th month. I ate saltine crackers a lot which helped keep the naseaua down but then you are snacking a lot! My weight gain was normal despite this eating at the beginning and eventually I felt fine. Good luck to you.

S.

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K.A.

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UGH! I remember all too well! I`ve had 3 kids and thats how it was for me for all 3 of them! THE WHOLE TIME! 9 months! Maybe it`ll be different for you.
So sorry! Lemon juice would take it away for a short period of time... Try it!

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L.D.

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Yes S., it will go away : ) I was sick for 2 or 3 months with all of my babies.
I understand what your going through. I couldn't go anywhere without stopping the car and vomitting. There's nothing that made me feel better expect a suppository my dr prescribe.
People don't understand that crackers and toast will not help when your that sick all day everyday. I only took them when I felt really bad because I really didn't want to take any medicine at all but it did make me feel a lot better. I have taken them while I was pregnant with 3 of my children. Also, make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Of course it's better not to take medicine but both of my doctors said it was safe. My kids are 11,8,6, and 11 months. GOOD LUCK

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C.R.

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S.,

Congrats!! I have had several friends that had morning sickness throughout 1 and 2 trimester. The only thing that really worked for them was frozen cokes (slurpees). It has something to do with the coke syrup. I know it isn't the healthiest but neither is not eating, my boss would bring one into work with her and slowly drink throughout the day, it made it possible for her to eat and keep food down.

Best of luck to you.

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R.A.

answers from Detroit on

I was like that until the 11th week with my one and only. My sisters were like that with thier second, and it was during the first and second trimester-but our mom was like too (it is amazing being the third she ever had me after going through that). Ginger cookies helped me, so did scrambled eggs, also the sea bands found in the dramamine isle. I also was not able to take prenatal vitamins, I switched to two flintstones a day and that helped a lot.

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S.C.

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I was sick most of the time with my 2nd. It's rough, especially when you cannot rest! It got somewhat better 2nd trimester, but didn't go away. Some people say ginger (tablets, tea, etc) helps or Sea Band wristbands. (They didn't for me!) You could try prescription anti-nausea meds if it doesn't improve. Talk to your care provider.

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S.M.

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Hello S., I feel for you, my first pregnancy was the same way. If you are taking pre-natal vitamins, ask if you can take chewable flintstones until the sickness lets up. Then the secret from there is to never let yourself go hungry. That is why most women have the worst symptoms in the morning, due to not eating since the day before. Nibble on dry crackers. One little nibble every few minutes. Don't drink fluids until you can keep down one cracker. It doesn't have to be saltines. Buy what you really like the taste of. After you have kept down several crackers, then make a very small breakfast that you enjoy. Half of an egg, A couple of spoonfuls of oatmeal, etc. Hope this helps. I would get sick from just the smell of certain foods, so avoid those smells completely. Good luck.

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B.D.

answers from Detroit on

Someone else mentioned the motion sickness bands, these are a wonderful thing. They are resuable and work well, I was having a problem with be nauesa for a month straight, thought I was pregnant but was not. The name of these bands is "Sea-Bands" that cost about $8 at Wal-Mart. If you wear them and they are to tight, put them in boiling water for about five minutes then place them around something that is slightly larger than your wrist. This will help to stretch them out to be more comfortable on your wrist. You can wear them all the time, I would not suggest wearing them at night though. If you are getting nausea at night ask the doctor for a script for anitvert. Antivert is safe to take during an entire pregnancy. My OB/GYN said this is safe to take during just so you know.

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C.M.

answers from Detroit on

Morning sickness usually subsides after about 3 months, but I have heard of it going on and on. I only had it with one of my three babies. The key for me was to not allow myself to get too hungry. Have some crackers w/ peanut butter on your nightstand so you can have a little bite of something in your tummy before you actually get up. Little snacks through the day helped me. The other thing you could try is those wrist bands for motion sickness. They weren't invented yet when I was having babies, but I have talked to people who swear by them. Good luck, it will pass eventually. :)

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T.M.

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Sorry S. - but my nauseousness lasted for the entire duration of both my pregnancies! I lived on anything ginger - dried ginger, flat ginger-ale - anything I could get my hands on. It may have offered some relief, but it wasn't until I got a prescription from my OB-GYN that I got any real relief. In Canada, it's 'diclectin'. I took the maximum amount daily with absolutely no harm to the baby. I tried to suffer it out with my first pregnancy, but with baby number two, like you, I had another baby to care for - and trust me, that 18 month old required a lot of attention! Ask your doctor - you'll be happy you did! Good luck...and so you know, all mothers are new to the 'mother thing'...every day is trial & error, as far as I'm concerned - and it doesn't matter if you're the mother of 8!

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J.C.

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Congrats S. D.
Please be advised that your body does not care about all the other things you have to do. Its primery job is to grown and develop this new person coming into exsistance and that is all it is focused on.

It is making adjustments and doing stuff you have no idea about (and its all good so don't stress) Your body is building a baby and it knows perfectly well how to do that. Recognize that you are fearfully and wonderfully made so eat some crackers first thing when you get up in the morning (that helped me) watch your 2 year old run (who said you had to catch him) Do what house work you feel up to and let the rest go, dust will be there when you feel better. If it doesn't bother you don't you bother it. (LOL)

Tell husband and anybody elso that eats at your house to rinse the dish after using that way if you don't feel like washing dishes until Tuesday food wont be dried on them and there will be no smell. or use paper plates.

Since your busy making (and I do mean making) a baby ask your husband to help with the house work. If each item in the hand is put where it goes when it leaves the hand then no one has to pick it up and put it where it suppose to go. This is a good habit to get your 2 year old into also. My first 3 sons were 18 months apart so I've been there. Have fun and enjoy the creation, building situation your experiencing.
Be Blessed

M.Q.

answers from Detroit on

Hello S. ~ I experienced the same thing when i was pregnant w/my daughter (she's 4 now) I was sick all day & even at night time after going to bed. My OB recommended unisom & B6; but then she actually had to give me a script for phenegran. With my last pregnancy (he's 8 months) I still had the sickness but not near as bad. I had a bowl of cheerios next to my bed & in the morning before getting up I would eat a little of the cheerios the other thing that had a real calming affect was coke icee also peppermint candy (brachs white & red peppermints) and the preggo lollipops (i think that motherhood maternity sells them now). Congratulations on your little one!

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A.H.

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It is supposed to get better as you get closer to 9 weeks and end at 12 weeks. Check your local Babies R US because they have many products available for "morning sickness". I had the worst morning sickness with my daughter. Maybe you are having a girl this time. I hope it goes away soon for you.

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C.D.

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Hi S.,

It's true when they say that every pregnancy is different. I threw up for 22 weeks with my daughter, it wasn't just in the morning either so working was a little miserable. I'm sure you will get 8 million different suggestions, but I did well with plain rice, frozen waffles, pretzels, gatorade, scrambled eggs, ginger snaps. I also found that gingerale and peppermint or lemon/ginger tea helped. I had a really hard time with vegetables (and I'm vegetarian!!!). Good luck to you!

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M.W.

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It might last the whole 1st trimester, so here's what I found WORKS, and I learned it from my sister who went thru chemo nausea.

STAY AHEAD on your eating. DON'T let yourself get hungry or low blood sugar. Eat simple fresh foods, avoid fats and spices if they bother you. Fresh or canned fruit is good. Whole wheat bread. Simple soups. PBJ. Things like that.

Rest a lot and don't feel guilty, you'll have that 2nd trimester energy to catch your house up.

Also if you need to do the cooking, try to leave the room and check on it here and there if the smells bother you.

Best wishes!

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P.R.

answers from Detroit on

I had all day sickness like that with my second pregnancy and (surprise) I was carrying TWINS! I woke up one day at the beginning of my second trimester and POOF, all the sickness was GONE. Hang in there. Can you hire someone to help you at home for the short term?

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J.F.

answers from Lansing on

I had morning sickness al day for 8 weeks . . . then went to doc and he gave me Zofran. It worked wonders with the nausea. and helped me to be able to care for my 11 month old much better.

P.A.

answers from Detroit on

i'm so sorry!!! i went through this when i was prego w/my dtr. i got put on zofran b/c it was sooo bad and when i was prego w/my son, i had it, but not all day just REALLY bad in the morning, but zofran came to the rescue again and mcdonalds coke. coke was a life saver both caffiene free and regular worked, and preggy pops worked well too, but anything ginger just made it worse...go figure...lol. don't worry about the house work, it'll still be there when you feel better. just rest as much as you can w/a 2 year old. hope you feel better soon :)

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A.A.

answers from Grand Rapids on

I know what you mean. I had that with my first child but not with my second as much. One difference was I was more tense and stressed with my first. With my second I learned that if I allowed myself to get upset or stressed I got the morning sickness all the time. Just by deep breathing and whatever else I could do to relax it was much easier. Also at one point I ate something like one plain donut and a glass of whole milk. My thoughts were the plain donut would help absorb the acid in my stomach, and the whole milk did a good job of coating my throat and of course my stomach. Good luck with your pregnancy and remember each one is different.

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K.H.

answers from Detroit on

Read this article and talk to your doctor about vitamin B6 for nausea and sickness. It has helped people I know and I never got morning sickness and I took Vitaming B complex prior to becoming pregnant. Plus Vitamin B is for maintaining good energy metabolism.
http://www.babycenter.com/404_does-vitamin-b6-help-with-m...

Feel better soon!!!!

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S.C.

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Hi S.. I am 20 weeks pregnant. I had all day sickness until about 14 weeks. It was awful. Nothing helped me. Not B6, not motion sickness bands, NOTHING! I was in bed for all of June and July. Just take it easy. Don't worry about the housework so much. You say you have the help of a wonderful husband. Ask him to help out until you are feeling better. If you guys need to eat cereal, sandwiches, and soup for dinner for a couple of months because you're too sick to cook, then so be it! You will survive. My son watched a lot of tv this S. while I was in bed. I don't feel guilty about it and neither should you! During week 14 the nausea started to taper off, then it was just gone! I hope yours goes away soon! Good luck!

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L.C.

answers from Lansing on

I had morning noon and night sickness for both my pregnancies, all the way to the end. I tried everything natural and homeopathic I read about and no dice. I ended up going to my OB and getting zofran. Kytril also works in the same way as zofran. Even then I still had to have saltines by my bed and eat a couple before I so much as rolled over in bed.
Don't suffer needlessly, see your OB if you can't get your nausea under control!

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M.C.

answers from Detroit on

Hopefully, it will go away after the first trimester, but I hate to say it, but it can last the entire pregnancy. I feel for what you are going through. I just had my 3rd child two weeks ago--boy, am I glad this pregnancy is over! I was sick throughout the entire pregnancy whereas with my first two babies, it only lasted the first trimester. If the morning sickness continues and you find that you can't function daily, you should talk to your doctor and see if he can prescribe Zofran. Zofran helped me with the nausea and overall feeling icky. Try to get plenty of rest. Maybe get someone to help out around the house and watch your son so that you can rest. Some of the foods I ate that helped with the morning sickness were sparkling water, lemonade, watermelon, cantaloupe, Vernors, saltine crackers, and ginger. Also, papaya tablets are suppose to help.

Hope you feel better:)

M.

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E.M.

answers from Detroit on

I copied this out of a book called Potent Points, Acupressure to rellieve common ailments-its a PDF file so I can't copy the pictures. It's by Michael Reed Gach so you can order it from Amazon or if you send me your email I will send you the pdf file. My email: [email protected]____.com

32
MOTION SICKNESS,
MORNING SICKNESS, AND NAUSEA
In classes and lectures, I have shown hundreds
of people how they can use self-acupressure
to relieve nausea, motion sickness,
air sickness, and even seasickness. Press both
sides of the trigger point P 6 (described in the
middle of the next page); it works in just a few
minutes. My sister used this point during her
pregnancy to relieve her morning sickness.
Nausea can be caused by nervousness,
indigestion, abdominal imbalances, and
ingestion of chemicals or poisons, including
certain drugs and alcohol. Many medical
disorders such as stomach cancer, gastritis,
stomach ulcers, meningitis, and diabetes -
to name just a few - can also produce nausea,
so if your nausea is severe or persistent, call
your doctor.
Acupressure can relieve nausea, especially
in cases where it is caused or worsened by
physical or emotional distress. When tension
accumulates in the stomach, it inhibits proper
abdominal circulation, puts stress on the
digestive tract, and can make you feel sick.
Gentle acupressure applied locally at the base
of the rib cage, along with two trigger points
on the inside of the wrist, relieve nausea.
You can teach these points to your child for
motion sickness or stomach flu, and these
same points are effective for relieving morning
sickness.
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Potent Points for Relieving Motion Sickness,
Morning Sickness, and Nausea
Heavenly Appearance (SI17)
Location: In the indentation between
the earlobe and the tip of the jawbone.
Benefits: Relieves nausea, ear pain,
facial paralysis or spasms, jaw pain,
itching in the ears, and swollen throat.
Intermediary (P 5)
Location: Four finger widths above the center
of the inner wrist crease, between the tendons.
Benefits: Relieves upset stomach, nausea, and
vomiting.
Inner Gate (P 6)
Location: In the middle of the inner side of
the forearm two and one-half finger widths
above the wrist crease.
Benefits: Relieves nausea, indigestion,
stomachaches, and wrist pain.
Abdominal Sorrow (Sp16)
Location: Below the edge of the rib cage (at
the junction of the ninth rib cartilage to the
eighth rib) in line with the earlobe.
Benefits: Relieves indigestion, appetite
imbalances, abdominal cramps, and hiccups.
Three Mile Point (St36)
Location: Four finger widths below the
kneecap, one finger width outside of the
shinbone. A muscle should flex as you move
your foot up and down.
Benefits: Aids digestion and relieves nausea,
stomach disorders, and fatigue.
Bigger Rushing (Lv3)
Location: On the top of the foot, in the valley
between the big toe and the second toe.
Benefits: Relieves nausea and cramps.
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Sp 16 Sp 16
St 36 St 36
Lv3
St45-
SevereMouth (St 45)
Location: On the outside of the base of the
nail of the second toe.
Benefits: Relieves nausea, indigestion, food
poisoning, toothaches, and abdominal pain.
. Youdo not have to use all of these points. Using
just one or two of them whenever you have a free
hand can be effective.
Potent Point Exercises
The following routine can be done
anywhere, at any time, in a comfortable
sitting position.
Step 1
Lightly press SI 17: Place your middle and
index fingertips just below your earlobe.
Gradually apply a light pressure as you
breathe deeply for one minute. This point is
usually ultra sensitive to finger pressure. Be
careful; apply your finger pressure slowly and
gently.
Step2
Firmly press P 5 and
P 6: Place your right
thumb on the inside
of your left forearm
three finger widths
from the center of
your wrist crease.
Apply firm pressure
with your thumb for
one minute, placing
your fingertips directly behind as you take a
few long, deep breaths. Then place your
thumb two finger widths from your wrist
crease and apply pressure for another minute.
Firmly press these points on your other wrist
for one minute each as you breathe deeply.
Step3
Hold Sp 16: Curve your fingers and place
them on the base of your rib cage directly
below your nipple. Hold these points firmly
for one minute as you take long, deep breaths
with your eyes closed.
Slip your shoesoff for the next
threestepsof this routine if you still
feelnauseous.
Step4
Stimulate St 36:
Place your right
fist on the outside
of your right leg
and your left fist
on the outside of
your left leg.
Briskly rub up and
down beside the
shinbone for thirty
seconds.
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C.J.

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S.,

Have you tried the motion sickness bracelets? You can purchase these at any Rite Aid, Meijer, Wal-Mart, etc.

The bands have a small button that puts very light pressure on a nerve and helps to interfer with the nauseau feeling.

When I was pregnant many years ago eating small snacks, drinking lots of water, and wearing the bracelets made a big difference. I still felt sick, but I was able to function and ignore it most of the day.

I hope you feel better soon and Congratulations!

-C..

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N.S.

answers from Detroit on

Breyers strawberry icecream worked best for me. I think because it's all natural. I didn't read all your responses, but someone told me afterward that taking some vitamin would have helped. Can't remember what it was though. Best wishes.

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R.

answers from Detroit on

Ooo you are taking me back, I have had 5 and each pregnancy was different what worked for me is trying to keep something on my stomach at all times. I had to force myself to eat because like you even the thought of food (especially smell...even watching other people eat) repulsed me yuck...but I would tell myself you have to eat (I would eat small snack, small meals) different foods worked for each pregnancy one was celery, another cranberry juice these things made me feel better...I sure want you to feel better also I did things to keep my mind off of it volunteering at my son's preschool or anything to keep my mind busy. Hope this help, as always talk to your Doctor/Nurse they will always give great tips.

S.S.

answers from Detroit on

If it interferes so much into your daily life I would talk to your OB asap. They can perscribe something to settle your stomach. I could subside and it could go on for a while. Everyone is different and every pregnancy is different.
When I felt nausea about the only thing that worked for me was to eat two ginger snap cookies and sit very still until it passed. That was the first two pregnancies. This pregancy (I am about 30 weeks) I had to go on a medication to keep me from bowing to the porclin bowl.

I only had to take it until the second trimester then I was fine.

Good luck.
And congratulations!

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J.A.

answers from Detroit on

S.,
I also had the "all day sickness". My family and doctors thought it was due to possibly being pregnant with a girl. That thought was proven wrong when I had another boy. I also had a 2-year-old at home. I attributed alot of the nausea to being tired. The only thing that worked for my nausea is the sour citus Altoids or the preggie pops. I hope you feel better soon. Blessings! J.

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A.C.

answers from Detroit on

Sorry your sick. Dramamine or Benadryl (same activie ingredient) helped to greatly ease my "morning" sickness. My doctor approved it.

As far as food goes, I found that I was able to eat the strangest foods. My usual comfort foods made me sick, but pita chips with humus and cantelope on the side went down very easily. I had never even had humus before and I used to hate cantelope. My point is try all kinds of foods, even if they seem like they would be the ones to make you sick and hopefully you'll find something. Also, lemon drops helped me feel a little better as well.

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K.M.

answers from Detroit on

Some will stop with the morning sickness after the first trimester butsome don't. Its up to god if he will bless you with morning sickness the whole pregnancy or not. Good luck do what you can and don't worry about it maybe thats why god is doing this he feels your too busy you need to slow down. WHo knows its all good for a good reason good luck and congradulations how wonderful!!!

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E.C.

answers from Detroit on

I know what you are going through - I don't want to scare you but I was wildly sick for 4 months straight (starting around 6-7 weeks). It was debilitating. I started sucking on bnatal suckers - they are available behind the pharmacy counter w/o a prescription, but of course you do need to request them. that was ok until about 10 weeks when that no longer worked. My OB perscribed ondansetron. Being my first pregnancy I was VERY nervous about taking prescription (or ANY) medication, but I was desparate. For me, one ever other day seemed to be the minimum (I would just be a little nautious every other day). It got me through it for 4 months and I have a healthy, smart beautiful baby boy. (Note, I was still nautious until the 8th month, but not all day and not throwing up as often so the meds weren't necessary for the latter part of my pregnancy).

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