morning sickness

Morning Sickness with Toddlers and Baby

Here I am at 8 weeks and the sickness has kicked in full force. What is really difficult, is trying to manage the sickness and fatigue while still taking care of 3yr old twins and an 8 month old baby. Exhausting doesn't seem like a good descriptive! My husband is a teacher so he's back to school this week. Now I'm really on my own. I think the worst part is the guilt of not being able to give the twins and baby my full attention and myself at best...with energy and a willingness to play, teach and enjoy my kids. All I want to do is sleep or cocoon myself on the couch!

Guys, Empathy and the First Trimester

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QUESTION

We are nine weeks pregnant and I feel like @#$#@. My husband doesn't get it. His attitude is that since I don't "look" pregnant then I shouldn't be complaining.

I'll be honest. Right now I AM a grouch after feeling exhausted, nauseous 24/7, and then trying to juggle my normal routine (at work and home.)

I don't expect him to make it better but can't a guy have SOME sympathy?

Grouchy in Maryland

Dealing with Pregnancy Nausea

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QUESTION:

Dear Livitician,
I have just found out I am about 5 weeks pregnant. I'm suffering from nausea (no big surprise there) and food aversion. Nothing seems desirable to me. I'm concerned about eating enough and giving my baby the right nutrition.

I work full time in retail so it's hard to find the time and energy to cook or to eat full meals. Add to that I can't seem to find room in my stomach for half a can of soup and I'm at a bit of a loss.

Ugh.

So I'm at about 12 weeks, and at the 10th week, my morning sickness really kicked up a notch. It's been getting worse ever since, and for the past week, I haven't been able to keep down my prenatal vitamins. I'm really working hard to eat the right things...snacking often...high protein...etc.

Are prenatal vitamins all the same? Are some gentler on the stomach?

What can I do to make sure the baby is receiving adequate nutrition?

Thanks!

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