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So I've always wondered what real morning sickness was like...I totally understand now and man how I wish I didn't. It's horrible! I had a little yesterday but mostly was okay. Then I woke up okay this morning. I just didn't have much of an appetite. So I ate some applesauce and saltines this morning just to get something in my stomach then I got ready and went to the grocery store. That was a mistake. I felt like driving took all the effort I had. I feel like a bobble head or something like my head isn't attached to my shoulders. It's so weird. Anyway, I was on the way back from the store and I was sure I'd have to pull over to throw up but I made it home and took some gel phenergan. Thank God for that stuff! I still just laid there for a good hour or two feeling like I'd been kicked in the stomach. I gagged every time I tried to clear my throat and the thought of food unless it's starchy just grosses me out big time. So my question is...anyone have any ideas for how to deal with it? I mean I'm glad I took the week off now but I can't imagine having to work or drive or do much of anything feeling like this. It's awful! So yeah any advice would be fantastic. Lol. Thanks ladies!

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Keeping hydrated is really a big key to helping fight morning sickness!! I know water isnt the greatest, but its so importnat to have right now! I like to get the little flavor packets and then it makes it easier to drink water! Also, try eating while you are still in bed and then takinng your nausea meds before you even get up. If you have had a few bad days in a row, chances are tomorrow will be the same. I always try to prepare in advance, because hugging the toilet all morning is not possible when i have an 8yr old to prepare for school, and a 2 & 3 yr old to take care of all day! I hope that you start feeling better very very soon!!

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I started taking b6 again
Got motion sickness bands
Tryin to drink water/smoothies
Eatin nilla wafers/crackers
Thats about all I can do
The more often small meals I eat the better, but nothing really works all the way
The only benefit is the comfort it gives me, like there must be something in there making me feel like this
it'll pass tho, hopefully, eventually... Smile

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Ginger is a very effective anti-emetic (like phenergen, but natural). The trick is to use the real stuff.
Some women say lemons and citrus really helps them.
Fresh air
Cheerios, saltines, anything else bland
Beans, and lots of them. Lots and lots and lots of food very high in protein has been shown to be helpful with morning sickness, but I can't really take that.
I used to drink tons of juice, especially the more acidic juices like grape and orange. It really helped.
Potato chips! I know they're not healthy, but they actually really helped calm my stomach so I could eat something else

That's all I can think of right now. Good luck at dealing with this. Hopefully it won't last too long!

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Umm, no idea why the double post...

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Just eat whatever tastes good. Don't try to force anything down. You can improve your nutrition intake in the 2nd trimester. Gummy vitamins or 2 flintstones can be easier than a regular prenatal.

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I second the sea bands. You can get them at Walgreens, and probably CVS. It may be psychological, but if it works, it works. I have worn them through all my pregnancies. When I took them off, I felt sick, but better when I wore them.

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I agree with the people above. You really need to find what works for you. For me it was different with each of my first 3 pregnancies. With my first it was making sure I got up earlier. Took my time getting out of bed, threw up, then got some blue Gatorade on my way to work. With my 2nd I was sick 24/7, and ended up on meds. I found that eating a piece of toast (sometimes with peanut butter, or jelly, and sometimes just with butter) helped. With him mint helped the most, especially mint shakes (not sure where you are, but culvers was the best for me). With my 3rd it was just in the morning. And I found that the tangerine preggy pops were the best. You can find them at motherhood Maternity, and on line. Havent started with full blown sickness yet, though I do feel queezy if I go too long without eating, but I am sure it is coming down the pipe. Hang in there Smile

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I was at BRU yesterday browsing the maternity clothes clearance and noticed they have motion sickness bands in their maternity section, but they are fun colors and marketed for morning sickness. I didn't buy them, but if you are looking for some you might check there. (If you're in the states that is Smile ).

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I've never tried the bands, hmmm....

I eat dried fruit before I get out of bed. Right now I have a mango/cherry blend from costco. That gives me enough time to get up, pee and get to the blender. haha. During pregnancy I swear by smoothies. They are the only thing that I can tolerate that keeps me feeling full for a few hours. I do yogurt/milk/juice, spinach, banana, whole oat groats, frozen fruit and whatever else strikes my fancy. The trick for me is blending it until its smooth, no chunks please! If I'm going somewhere and can't eat for a while I add a little bit of protien powder, almonds or chia seeds. I don't want to be caught eating during 3 hour church and have the rumor mill start! Smile

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I agree with smoothies
I drank an orange julius like everyday with DS, but since that isnt an option where I live now I just get strawb/rasp ones
I need to go get some Kefir and start making my own, a lot healthier and cheaper and convienent!!

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omg, that sounds so good... And I dont usually like mangos. Going to have to go hit up cosco now lol

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It's funny ya'll mention smoothies because DH just bought a blender for smoothies. I've only had one so far because I don't respond too well to milk when I have sinus issues. I'm also on antibiotics and I tend to be lactose intolerant when I'm on antibiotics. DH bought some soy milk so I could try that in the smoothies instead...almond milk too. Maybe I'll try to drink a smoothie tomorrow. I really like the idea of them since right now it's really hard to get anything other than carbs to sound good and at least that way I could get fruits and vegetables in me without having to think about what I'm eating too much. Lol. I got pretty sick feeling again today and dry heaved a whole lot but never threw up. This time it happened in the afternoon though. I think I may just have to take the anti nausea meds every four hours whether I feel sick or not.

I also discovered fresh air is a must. I seem to be more sensitive to smells now. This afternoon there were just too many different smells in the house. It was grossing me out so bad so we went out for a walk and I felt so much better after that. Thankfully the weather is finally nice to maybe tomorrow I can get out for another walk too and then I'll feel better. I'm trying to just take it one day at a time. Morning sickness sure sucks though.

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Leah, our family is mostly dairy free. My husband is Korean, and 75% of Asians are lactose intolerant - including him! - and my daughter has milk protein issues (not serious ones) just like I did as a child. I got over mine by the time I was about 6, but we're still a very, very low-dairy house.

All that to say that we love smoothies with soy milk, almond milk, and especially full-fat coconut milk. Using coconut yogurt works, too. Mmmm. Smile

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I haven't had any m/s issues yet but I've armed myself with Sea Bands, ginger, crackers, bananas and sour candies. Also, I've been trying to drink lots of water. I hope you can get some relief Leah. I guess the only thing that can get you through it is knowing that it will pass and that's it's all because of that little bean inside you, so it's worth it.