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!
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!!
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...
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.
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!
Umm, no idea why the double post...
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.
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
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 ).
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!
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