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How Are You Dealing with The Nausea?

posted 8 years 4 months ago
Unless you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't get to experience the "joys" of nausea for the first few months of your pregnancy, have you found anything that helps with the sickness/stomach upset?

I refuse to call it "morning sickness" because for me it was morning, noon, and nighttime sickness... oh my, that was a rough ride!

I also didn't stop after the first few months like many others do. And sad to say that I never found anything at all that offered even a little relief. I'd *love* to hear if there's anything that actually works.

Oh, and yes, I tried the age-old advice of "dry saltines"... didn't do a thing for me.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I never experienced nausea with my first son but when I got pregnant with my second son I was queasy for most of the first trimester. What I found worked the best was drinking ginger tea. I made by cutting up slices of ginger and boiling it in water and then drinking it. I would add some honey to sweeten it up. I also ate a lot of saltine crackers too.

posted 8 years 4 months ago
Ah, I sure wish I'd known about that ginger tea, purplepen! I am aware that ginger helps tummy issues, but I never even thought of it as a tea.

On the other hand, since the crackers never did a thing for me, maybe that wouldn't have either... no idea now.

I assume that tea would be great for "non-pregnancy" stomach upset, too? If so, could you share how big of a piece of ginger and how much honey you use?

posted 8 years 4 months ago
I was just like you. I was so sick constantly with both my kids. I have a son and a daughter. It was way worse with my daughter. I'm surprised I was not hospitalized. I couldn't keep anything down the first three months. Not even water. My doctor somehow thought that was fine. I lost 40 pounds. And then I gained back 10. The second time I was sick all through out, but it eased up towards the beginning of my third trimester. The only thing that helped me was not getting too hungry (think, small frequent meals) and eating very bland food. I won't be having anymore kids because I don't think my body can take that anymore!

posted 8 years 4 months ago
For me I found that I had to just keep a reasonable level of food in my stomach to prevent myself feeling super sick. Always in the mornings first thing, I felt terrible, I guess because I hadn't eaten all night! Plain crackers were something I always kept nearby, since they're so bland too I found they were relatively easy to keep down! I didn't like any strong smelling foods, and cooking meat was a nightmare for me (one of the main things that made me feel queasy!) so hubby was often picking up sub sandwiches for me for dinners - they were another thing I seemed to be good with stomaching!

posted 8 years 3 months ago

ashwee5991 said:
I'm surprised I was not hospitalized. I couldn't keep anything down the first three months. Not even water. My doctor somehow thought that was fine. I lost 40 pounds.
Wow, indeed! If you couldn't keep anything down at all, that's what I'd think they'd have to do, too!
Did not being able to keep water down cause a big dehydration problem?

And the weight loss! What explanation did your doctor give for saying that losing 40 pounds was alright when you needed to gain for the baby? That's a new one to me, but I can't figure out why he (or she) wouldn't have been very concerned about that.

posted 8 years 3 months ago
My girlfriend didn't handle nausea very well at all. It was also sad on my part because I really thought she could have tried a bit more self control, so I really came off as very insensitive. She was just throwing up all the time for everything she ate or smelled. I eventually got the hang of it and started trying harder. It was as if she became allergic to me then. Everytime I came close she would start to heave. This was her second child and I had been forewarned that she does not do very well with pregnancies. It shocked the crap out of me.

posted 8 years 3 months ago
For my three daughters I didnt get sick all that much. I was lucky it would only last a week and then I would be ok. But for this pregnancy I know what you mean. Any type food placed in front me no matter the made me nauscious as I would throw up. First 2-3 months it was like this I went to my ob and she prescibed me medicine to help. It worked for me and thnkfully I was able to eat again.

posted 8 years 3 months ago
I feel like I am an expert on morning sickness after my pregnancy. The same things that worked for me or for another woman may not work for you, just as the cravings and taste aversions are different from mother to mother. My suggestions are to try different techniques often because they will work until they don't anymore. Like you said about the saltines, they worked for me at first but did nothing after about a week. I drank mint tea or water almost every night, this meaning I took mint leaves from the actual plant and steeped them in boiled water. The store bought mint tea made me more nauseous. There are some great prenatal yoga videos on YouTube that help with the gas bubbles that often cause the nausea in the first place. To expand on that, DO NOT DRINK CARBONATED DRINKS! Many will tell you to drink ginger ale but that is so very wrong. Ginger is good for nausea but the sugar that is in it will make you more sick. The other factor is the bubbles in ginger ale will just add more gas to your stomach. Sure it will make you burp and feel a temporary release but then throughout the day it will be much worse. My husband and I developed some belly massage techniques that made me feel so at ease. Many of the techniques I'm talking about probably already exist but we made up our own names for them. I also had to stay away from sugar all together. I had cravings for sweets like cookies and cake but every time I gave in, about an hour later I was vomiting. The last suggestion is probably what worked for me the most, which was getting an adjustment from a chiropractor. I didn't discover this until my third trimester. I was in a lot of back pain from the added weight so I made an appointment. After I was adjusted, I noticed my heartburn was gone and my nausea subsided. It came back after about a week, so I just made it a routine every Friday. I hope some of these suggestions work for you as I know every woman is different. I sympathize with what you are going though and wish you the best relief possible.

posted 8 years 2 months ago
Hi. Check out too what makes you nauseous during your pregnancy. My first was really terrible because it came back when I was on my 8th month. I noticed when I rode cars or any vehicles that were enclosed and with the AC on or to make things worse when there's an air freshener, I really got weak and started throwing up. My world spun! So I avoided that plus the fact that some food odor made me nauseous too. So I never had any of those during my entire pregnancy.

I didn't know then but I read that ginger can ease up the feeling. Smelling orange peel can also make you feel good. Or eating mint leaves, if not the candies if you are watching your sugar level, can do wonder as well.

And don't forget to stick to positive and happy thoughts. Very happy Good luck to you!

posted 8 years 2 months ago
Goodness, the nausea and vomiting I experienced during the first trimester was so bad. I vomited everything I ate and I also get headaches if I try to keep in the food. What helped me was eating a little bit every now and then. I don't let myself be starving since that aggravates the condition. Crackers helped a bit although it didn't completely stop the nausea and vomiting.

I also tried to find out what triggers the nausea. Canned goods are a big no-no for me since they are the number one culprits for my vomiting. Any perfume can also make me vomit so that's to be avoided as well.

Soups are good since they are easy to digest. Make sure they're not too sour or too flavourful though. Go with lighter soups like mushroom or even just plain porridge.

posted 8 years 2 months ago
Even when I am not pregnant, I have nausea problem when I am not feeling well. When I am pregnant, it became worse in the first trimester, and yes, it's not really morning sickness, as it's been like that for the whole day.

I always try to take a rest if possible. Other than that, I try to watch what I eat. Some food, especially oily food made me feel worse. Though eating sour plums might not really help, it did lessen the bad feeling for me. I have also read that eating a slice of ginger or drinking ginger tea helps. Sometimes I drink warm water. I don't really know if these really help, at least it made me feel a little bit better. To me, if I can sleep, then it'll be the best.

Hope you are feeling much better now.

posted 6 years 10 months ago
I know pregnancy is beautiful but not for all. I was miserable and unable to get out of bed until I tried No to morning sickness tea!! I drank my tea and honestly I wasn't even done with my cup before I started feeling relief! SO happy with how fast it worked!

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