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Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

“Morning” sickness is a lie -- I feel nauseous all day! Any tips on soothing it?

Re: “Morning” sickness is a lie -- I feel nauseous all day! Any tips on soothing it?

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Dr. Ashley Roman: Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill for curing that horrible, about-to-barf-any-second sensation. But, there are some things you can do to try to minimize it:

Try to eat frequent small meals throughout the day, focusing on stomach-friendly foods like starchy carbs, yogurt and avoiding greasy and spicy foods. An empty stomach only increases nausea. Keep saltine crackers by your bed so that you can snack on a couple before getting up in the morning.

Prevent dehydration (another nausea trigger) by sipping small amounts of water throughout the day and eating hydrating foods like popsicles.

You can also try Sea-Bands or Psi Bands, which are oh-so-stylish stretchy wrist bands proven to reduce nausea by stimulating acupressure points. (They’re available at most drugstores.)

Vitamin B6 has been shown in scientific studies to reduce early pregnancy nausea. Taking 10 or 25 mg tablets up to four times a day can help soothe the nauseated tummy. Ginger capsules 250 mg taken up to four times daily has also been shown in scientific studies to reduce nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy.

Finally, if you’re spending a good part of the day over the toilet or simply can’t stomach the thought of waiting until your second trimester to feel better, ask your doctor about over-the-counter or prescription medications that might help.

“Morning” sickness can be dangerous for both you and the baby if you are losing more than 10% of your baseline weight or if you are unable to keep down even sips of water. If you are losing significant weight or cannot keep anything down, these may be signs of a more serious problem, so talk to your doctor.

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Dr. Ashley Roman

re: Q: Morning Sickness Help?

A big help this pregnancy (last time it was peppermint hard candies) are lollipops - I'm partial to Dum-Dums, but lots of people swear by Preggy Pops. Jolly Ranchers and other hard candies are just as good, but I'd steer clear of 'creamy' hard candies (Werthers, Nips, Creme Savers) to be safe.

happysparkle |

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I hate to say it, but if you are feeling anything like I did, ask your doctor for an anti-nauseas medication such as Phenergan. I went through the 24 hour a day sickness for about 3 weeks before I really wondered how much longer I could take it before I went crazy. I finally called my doctor, in tears I may add, and told her the small meals, hard candy, eating crackers and water before you get out of bed, peppermint, additional water, etc just weren't cutting it for me. This medication is offered orally, contrary to what some may tell you, and is completely safe for your baby. After I got my first 'script I could totally see the light at the end of the tunnel within 2 hours! After that I took one pill 3 times a day until I began to notice I didn't have to take it right on schedule without getting sick. Eventually it should end for you, mine ended at about 12 weeks. I really hope this helps. I know some would rather suffer through it, but come on do you really want to when you don't have to??? Again, hope this helps and I wish you the absolute best of luck!

areid |

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If something sounds appealing...try it! It just might help, after all. I wanted kettle chips and a slurpee, and that was the first thing that stopped the nausea! Now, if I can find what I'm craving and eat it, I'm pretty nausea free!

Goodenomore |

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Eating something high in protein helps me. Lately I've found that eating creamy yogurt as soon as I get up in the morning and anytime I feel nausea coming on really helps. Also, I force myself (even if I don't feel hungry) to eat some yogurt or other high protein snack right before I go to bed. That seems to help me avoid feeling sick in the morning. Also, I've been taking B-6 twice a day and that seems to help a lot.

WifeOfBrian |

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I experienced morning sickness in the first and third trimester. My secret was cold sparkling cider (apple or grape). It did the trick! Preggie drops or pops came in handy and my doc tipped me to keeping some dry cereal by the bed so I can eat a little in the morning before getting up and moving around. It worked. My prenatals always seemed to make me feel even more nauseous, so the doc also told me I could supplement with 2 flinstones complete vitamins in the beginning!

US_Rach |

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I am about 11 weeks and 4 days pregnant and still in the first trimester experiencing alot of the pregnancy sickness. Everyday I feel nauseated and feel like I cannot work. I am attempting different things to see if I can curb it but it's very hard. I have tried saltines and after a while I feel sick by them. They say to keep saltines by your bed in the morning so you can eat them before getting up but the thought of eating saltines first thing in the morning makes me feel nauseous. I have also tried hard candy like lemon drops and peppermints but they don't seem to help too much at all. I heard ginger ale might help which I might try next. Any other suggestions??

ERNOWAK |

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i had terrible morning sickness for the first 6 months with my first child. i am only in my 6th week right now but can tell you that the feeling is starting to come back. I always keep crackers, plastic bags, ginger ale and tums with me at all times. i also found that if i ate a banana in the morning, it helped to alleviate some symptoms. i always think about it like this.....it does not last forever and it is a small sacrifice for a new life.

elexasmommy22 |

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for me, what seems to be helping right now is ginger tea. I make some herbal mint tea and slice ginger root right into it. I keep a big jug in the fridge and drink a glass or two first thing in the morning. Only have had the queesies a few times since I started the routine.

Kristine Schilling |

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I am 6 1/2 weeks pregnant, and my morning sickness just kicked in about 4 days ago...while we were on vacation in Orlando-I've yet to vomit, but I have horrible nausea, I can't stand the thought of most foods... I do not care for saltines, but I do like the club crackers, they make me feel better. Also, my mom told me to eat ginger snaps, but just the smell makes me sick, so I started drinking ginger ale, which seems to be helping...

Sarah3716 |

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i have to agree...im 6 weeks now and the nausea has officially kicked in...i feel like i can't get out of bed in the morning or make it through my work day. i haven't tried the preggie pops or tea (because i can't stomache the thought of drinking it), but believe it or not Tostitos help a lot! i usually start with a low fat strawberry smoothie from panera and move over to the Tostitos before having my actual breakfast and it seems to be working:)

dinorhb |

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I feel better reading that I'm not the only one! My nausea kicked in a few days ago; I'm well into week six now. It comes in waves all day. I crave frozen orange juice. Strange. Its the only thing I want all day. I've lost that ravenous appetite I had for the last few weeks, too. That's probabl a good thing, I can't wear any of my old pants anymore!

Melis11 |

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I'm half way through week 6 and the nausea seemed to kick in right when the week started. Mine also comes in waves. I have also been getting head aches, which I never really had before the pregnancy. But as someone else pointed out, small price to pay for a beautiful baby :) I'm keeping my eyes on the prize!

CSM+TAM |

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Two words SEA-BANDS. Wear 'em all day and night.

Mrsk1020 |

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NEED HELP... Mine seems to last almost all day... Sprite and Saltines are all ive been living on... and I hungry... but nothing sounds good to me... lets see today ive tried... soup, a speical k bar, a tangerine... and i got nothing... back to crackers... but im so hungry...

babyaragon |

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If you're really sick - as in losing weight and none of the usual tricks are helping - ask your doc if you might have hyperemesis gravidarum. It sucks - but the treatments can help. There are meds available and an IV can break a cycle of vomiting.And remember - it's a temporary condition and does get better.

kirbyinisrael |

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Ughh, me too... all day feeling like I am on the verge of vomitting and most foods sound disgusting. I have been wearing the Sea Bands and they are at least letting me function although I still gets waves of nausea with them on. I wouldn't be able to do or eat anything if I didn't have them though. You can get them at pretty much any drug store for about $10, look by the dramamine and other motion sickness drugs. Good thing is they aren't medicine just accupressure. Good luck everyone!

Lay lady lay |

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i've been suffering on and off for the last 7 weeks, mostly in the evenings, and here's what seems to work for me. Good stuff: Gin-Gins hard ginger candies, ginger ale (try it diluted), an occasional Coke (fountain works better than canned), cereal the minute i get up in the morning, then a more substantial breakfast with protein 1-2 hours later, eating every 2-3 hours, goldfish crackers, pretzels, avoiding very spicy foods, altoids, gum (not artificially sweetened), hard peppermints, fresh cool airBAD: spicy foods, skipping snacks, too much at one meal, riding in the car on curvy roads, over-exertion, warm stuffy rooms, most any smell...Some days though, I just have to write off as bad days, as occasionally NOTHING helps and I am running for the toilet in tears...

jennterrell |

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I am in week 6 and have been constantly queezy for the last week. No vomitting, just nausea and sometimes mild heartburn. Ginger ale seems to help, but the only time I have felt completely naesea-free this last week is after I went to see U2 3D at the iMax. That lasted about 4 hours after the show, so I think I am going to start listening to music to see if it helps.

dawnzer |

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I am now 5 months pregnanct and I have been feeling alot better now for almost a month, so it does get better. When your feeling your worst, continue to drink alot of fluids, and eat what you can tolerate. Like crackers, toast, dry cereal. Don't try to eat spicy foods, fried foods or eggs. Stay away from dairy too! My doctor recommended Preggie pops or B6 vitamins. They didn't seem to help a whole lot but they may for you! Hang in there and it will be over soon!!!

Little Mrs. Hayden |

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I'm 6 weeks now and have had morning sickness for the last 4 days. Saltines in the morning, and from there I only eat what sounds good. Ginger ale, ginger snaps, toast with peanut butter, bananas and sherbert (go figure). I worry I'm not getting enough nutrition as I usually have more fruits, veges & milk - but ighhhhh, they just make me feel worse...

Ladyj_js |

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Try something sour - I'm telling you it's a miracle worker. Sweet tarts are my medicine of choice right now, but sometimes Lifesavers are good enough too. I didn't eat dinner last night I felt so sick. If you get over saltines, try Wheat thins. They're heavier and have a little bit of sweetness, but enough of the dryness to keep everything down. And take your vitamin at night! Before you go to bed, pop the pill and you fall asleep before you even feel the effects. Yes, the morning's rough, but start working on your lifesavers!

hudakce |

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I'm almost through my 12th week and morning sickness has been just awful for me. It wasn't as bad at first, but thenI became extremely sick. i couldn't keep anything down, not even water, and I ended up losing 10 pounds within a few weeks. I'm only 116 pounds. I get so weak that if I stand up I almost pass out. I eat anything I can (if I crave it... I eat it!) and carry a water bottle with me at all times. There are some really good suggestions on here which I am now going to go try.

Havilah |

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I had "all day sickness for about two weeks. Then last weekend it just got worse. I couldn't keep anything down. So, I went to the doctor. She perscribed a motion sickness pill that is safe for baby. Meclezine...it has saved my life. I can actually function and eat. Not that anything smells or sounds good. This is my new diet... Yogurt, 7-up, canned pears, fresh apples and grapes, PB&J, mac n cheese, Jamba Juice smoothies, gatorade, water, frozen gatorade, cheerios and lots of milk. You just have to find out what works. Good luck... i know this is awful if you are experiencing it.

yogabride2008 |

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Has anyone heard anything about a sleep aid helping to curb morning sickness if taken the night before? My also-pregnant friend told me her doctor recommended it to her, but I am hesitant to try it, as it's a sleep aid.

sunshine309 |

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I'm at 7 weeks and nothing is helping! Ginger ale seemed to help a bit the first couple of days, but now I just want to throw up when I drink it, when I eat I feel better for an hour if that and then I start to feel sick again. Saltines do NOTHING for me! I'm so frustrated because it's zapping what little energy I have. Has anyone tried the Sea-Bands? I'm tempted to try it.

BONNIEBELLE1120 |

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I am six and a half weeks and for the past four days I have been MISERABLE. Morning sickness from the moment I open my eyes until I go to bed. Nothing is appealing to me and I am so frustrated. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I want NO part of it. I see the doctor on Monday and hopefully they will prescribe something for me because this constant nausea is so overwhelming and I didn't have any with my first baby....

nettie1071@msn.com |

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Ok, I got Zofran for my horrible all day sickness and I am STILL NAUSEAUS! I am completely miserable and frustrated. I had to go to the ER and get 2 bags of fluid. Officially, the worst Thanksgiving ever! I see the doctor tomorrow and hopefully she has a better solution.....

nettie1071@msn.com |

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I am mid-eigth week and I have nausea all day. Cannot understand why it is called morning sickness. It is disgusting. I feel gross and I even wake up in the night because of it (when I am not up peeing). I cant stand the sight or smell of sweets or any kind of dessert. I am craving diet pepsi like mad but I am afraid of drinking it as I have read that it is not safe for the baby. I am trying to eat frequently but the only result is that I have gained weight...

barbiany |

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Fruit helps, but unfortunatly i still crave my greasy food but when i eat the greasy stuff up and out it goes....so I had to cut back........

JENALY24 |

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I've only had the all nausea for 5 days now, every day it seems to get worse. Nothing sounds good (not that anything sounds bad either), and I have been forcing myself to snack on things. Between working, the constant nausea, and being so exhausted, I just want to cry - or scream at someone (i havn't decided which one would make me feel better)

mandolynn81 |

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My sister use to work with Cancer patients and she told me that lemon heads worked great with their nausea. I bought some and it has helped me.

jennjohnson1981@yahoo.com |

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Hi ladies,May I recommend Ginger Ale. It has natural stomach soother, ginger, a nice fizz and less sugar than some suggested nausea relieving foods. My husband is a pilot and he recommended ginger to me as they use this to treat motion sickness. I love it and feel like it is a healthy solution to my constant queasiness.

sarahlita |

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Im half thru week 6 as well, my m/s kicked in on my birthday 2 days ago! :( What seems to work so far is ginger ale, lootts of sleep and eating a cracker with peanut butter on it very frequently, any time I feel my mouth starting to water or the nauseousness coming on I eat one and it helps fill up my empty stomach, also the stickness of the peanut butter helps with the watery mouth. I changed my shifts at work also so I can sleep in because getting up early made it worse.

jackieobride |

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I find that having a decently high protein snack before bed and yogurt and granola in the morning seriously reduces my nausea. I also keep ginger ale handy throughout the day.

bellarose2009 |

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Has anyone tried Bonine for morning sickness? Although in my case it seems to be all day sickness...

jefron28 |

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We we're pregnant about four years ago and I was experiencing 24 hour moring sickness for roughly about three weeks until the doctor told me to take Emitrol. The only thing I hated about it was that you have to be able to get past the fact that it tastes like the cough syrup that you hated your parents giving you when you were little. Blah!! Then thankfully a friend had given me the best advice ever. Drink Lemonade. She mainly suggested it because she had learned that hospitals give Leukemia patients going through kemo lemonade to help them with the nausea and when I tried it worked. It may not work for all, and it may not work all the time, but it really helped and enabled me not to have to always take Emitrol and it taste way better.

mldubau19 |

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They also have flavored Emitrol, they have it in Lemon and Cherry which could taste better. I used Emitrol at night before bed and it did help me out alot.

hammic1 |

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my M/S hits the hardest in the morning/early afternoon. I find eating as soon as I get up really helps, and than lots of smaller meals/snacks al day long. my "cures" so far have been : Reese peanut butter puffs cereal, pretzels, ginger ale, raisin toast, and peppermints. Im kinda starting to get sick of eating these same things all the time, so Im going to go and see if I can find Sea Bands today, and maybe they will work. Never letting my stomach get too full or too empty also helps, but can be hard since you dont feel like eating anything.

maureenpoland |

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update: i bought a set of wrist bands to help with motion sickness (I live in Canada, so i found them at my local CAA) They are fantastic! Now instead of feeling like im going to puke whenever I get hungry, I just feel hungry. They are a little uncomfortable, and kinda ugly, but they are working for me, so I will deal with it.

maureenpoland |

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I am 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and no sign of morning sickness or nausea can it start later on ?

Melo2424 |

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I am six weeks today and I've been non stop sick for the last three days. All I want to do is sleep through the nausea and vomit but I have to work. I have tried crackers, sprite, small meals, large meals, and I just cant seem to feel any better. I am going to try the ginger ale idea.. this is my first pregnancy and it is A LOT harder than I expected. I'm hungry but so sick to my stomach i dont want to eat. Or I'll eat and i'm so happy to finally eat I eat too much.... HELP

Stuffy523 |

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My husband wakes me up with a low-fat honey graham cracker on my pillow. Chicken broth helps for lunch. I have zero appetite (so weird for me!) but force myself to eat all day and it has helped. One plus- I've lost all the extra weight I gained after I miscarried (and got depressed) last year!

debra_lynn |

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Does anyone else have dry heaves? I started getting them about a week ago when I would brush my teeth so I figured it was just my gag reflex over reacting. But now I start dry heaving in the middle of the day. I'm 10 weeks and I haven't been throwing up much, but the nausea definitely settled in a few weeks ago. I'm really hoping that week 12 is a magic week and that I start to feel better then. I'm losing weight simply because the thought of food (especially at night) makes me nauseated.

mkp182005@yahoo.com |

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I'm in my first trimester. I haven't gotten sick yet - I found out immediately that as long as you stay satisfied & don't get too hungry then I don't have a problem. I eat a small snack before I go to bed and I keep that snack (usually Life cereal) next to my bed in a baggie & eat as soon as I wake up before I even get out of bed. It works wonders! Really! I usually snack on small things like that throughout the day too. I also read somewheres that eating large meals makes you feel sicker too. So small frequent meals have been helping me alot.

BreanaJasmine |

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I found like one of the other ladies, as long as I ate small meals and something I liked it would curb the nausea. I drink plenty of ginger ale soda (warm) but the thought of anything sweet is out of the question. It has to be salty or have plenty of garlic. Mine started in 6 weeks of pregnacy. I hope it ends soon. Hope you all feel better soon!!!!

scisson |

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Some one suggested Sea Bands and I have to say THANK YOU....I've been extremly queasy but tried the sea bands this morning and they helped so much!

babypratt |

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OH man i need to try sea bands. the thought of food makes me sick and then when i do eat i eat to much...lets see ive tried giner ale, ginger snaps, ginger candy, ginger root, preggy pops, sprite, crackers, and nothin....it's so frustrating...Alright im goin to the store to try sea bands....oh does anyone else find that no matter how often they eat they're still hungry cause that's how im feeling all of the time....:( HELP

nataliedonovan |

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Someone told me to try "Happy Mornings Sippin' Tea" from the Spoiled Mama - they said it really helped them with the M/S - I just bought some, I'll let you guys know how it works for me...here's the website if you guys want to try it : http://www.thespoiledmama.com/products/Happy-Mornings-Sippin-Tea-5.html

victoriag3 |

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I am always so glad to come here and see others like me. I'm not glad you're all sick though. I just entered week seven and was starting to worry that I hadn't felt anything except being hungry all the time. Then this morning, I was driving for an hour to a work event and had to stop four times to vomit. UGH. It was the worst. I am going to stock up on everything you guys listed above. Question - does anyone know where to buy sea bands or preggy pops?Thanks!

funsunnotsomuch |

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Okay, so I told you all that I would let you know how the Happy Mornings Tea is working for me -- I might be crazy, but I definitely think it works! I've been using it for a few weeks and my stomach really feels "settled" after I drink it - yea! I've had very little morning sickness (so far) and I really think this could be why....it is a little expensive but I think it's worth it! Oh - and by the mesh tea ball that they offer with it (if you don't have one) since it is "loose tea"...Hope this helps you all! I don't know about you guys but I can't wait for my 2nd trimester! Ha!

victoriag3 |

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LEMONADE! For some reason sour tastes seem to be helping keep the nausea not AS bad.

radiantmama |

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Look at your vitamin. Mine was a major culprit in my morning sickness. My midwife took me off the drug store kind (which she said was petrolium and chemicals) and got me a good combo of Organic food based vitamins. I took I got an iron free multi (also cleared up my constipation) with zinc. Fish oil, B 6 and 12, Calcium with Boron and Vitamin D. I take them in shifts and it's been a lot easier on my stomach. It's a little more work to take the vitamins with every meal but I am not nearly as nausaus. Just make sure to take the Calcium and D together.

2bcm1 |

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I've been suffering from some pretty bad 24 hour morning sickness and my husband told me to get on the elliptical for 30 minutes. I tried yesterday but I just felt too sick. This morning, still feeling sick I dragged myself to the fitness room and did it. I haven't been as nauseous as usual. I have a new morning routine!!

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I think I'm about 5 wks along and still no morning sickness. I'm concerned because I made it to wk 7 with my first pregnancy (also no morning sickness) and then miscarried. I'm really hoping that the nausea starts soon! :)

DueinFeb10 |

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Eating fruits really helped me out, i'm in my 7th week and have "morning" sickness all day. But eating small meals through out the day, mostly fruits and salads works! Stay away from greasy foods..

Deb2022 |

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I had a really bad day yesterday with morning sickness, it didnt know if it wanted to come, or go, allll day ...so i came to thebump boards and read about those sea bands. i went back and fourth last night contemplating whether or not I wanted to go get them...I decided not to. This morning on the way to work, I stopped at the 24hr Walgreens, and bought them. I am so glad I did! I am having a total better day today! I can still feel a little bit of the feeling, but NOTHING like yesterday.....very managable pregnancy feeling is what i feel today. They're great!!

Inspiredbysoph |

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I completely understand DueinFeb10. I will be six weeks this Friday, and looking forward to the morning sickness. When do most people start having morning sickness?

uc_im_smiling |

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The only foods that don't sound disgusting to me are breakfast food, Mexican, and Subway (I get the veggie sub). Just about everything I crave is either spicy or greasy or both, though. I can't eat any of my normal food anymore - PB&J, cereal, salad (gag), etc. I'm 6 weeks and going to try grapes and lemonheads - they sound good. Might check out Sea-Bands if I can find them and they're not too expensive. I've found, even with food that sounds gross, if I just bite the bullet and stuff it down my throat I might not enjoy it, but the sickness will pass for a little while.

MFalor |

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I, too, suffered for 4 mos with morning sickness that resulted in multiple episodes of vomitting... I found ginger helped a bit... I also kept on hand these great bags that came complete with a wipe to clean myself up with after... they were cute and held a lot... great for my commute! they can be found at www. mommasicbags.com. good luck, y"all...

gourmetmar |

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I'm only about 5 weeks preggo but I am nausious as all get out and my doctor told me to drink hot broth. . I drink College Inn Chicken broth and it works. The hot liquid helps the nausea go away. . .its amazing

Sara8 |

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I am almost 7 weeks and this week has been the worst so far. I have to eat constantly, even when I can't stomach the thought of another pretzel or cracker. As soon as I stop eating, I feel like I'm going to throw up. Also, even though I really just want to sleep, moving around and being active helps a lot.

Jordan525 |

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I'm also around 7 weeks and this past week has been miserable. All day sickness, and unable to keep anything down without lying down immediately afterwards. However, last night I tried something and found that it helped immensely: peanut butter. I'm having trouble sleeping and end up getting up 3-4 times a night to relieve myself. I found if I eat a spoonful of peanut butter and drink some water every time I get up in the night my morning sickness is waaay better come morning. It keeps my stomach from being completely empty (which makes morning sickness infinitely worse), not to mention it's an excellent source of protein! Not vomiting = : )

mrt226 |

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I'm almost seven weeks and have been having ALL day and ALL night sickness for well over a week. My Doc wrote me a prescription for the M/S and it seemed to help at first, but now it doesn't help much. I haven't been throwning up, but i feel like I'm going to so much that I get shaky and weak. Ginger Ale helps some and peanut butter at night helps.

MichaelsGirl05 |

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Keep track of what you eat 30-60 minutes before you actually feel like vomiting, and then don't eat that type of food, it could be the cause. For me it's dairy and sweet things. I can not tolerate anything even slightly sweet, even an avocado. I drink no milk at all. I'm 23 weeks and I felt ok from weeks 20-22 and now I'm having problems again, and sometimes for no reason I can think of. Certain smells even just the thought of certain foods trigger it.

pinkpixie11303 |

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p.s. This is my 3rd pregnany and my first 2 were easy, no morning sickness at all.

pinkpixie11303 |

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Does anyone have any experience with acupuncture for nausea? I've tried everything else so far... just got the "seabands" and have only had them on for less than an hour, so we'll see...

MsShib |

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I swear by the SEA-BANDS!!!!! I have had horrible morning sickness for two and a half weeks and since I got those I have been back to normal.

Jesarae13 |

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I have had terrible for morning sickness since last week. The kind where just the thought of about any food made my stomach turn. Sea Bands work!!!!!! I got them this morning and I already feel so much better. I was actually hungry and able to eat today. If you have nausea, you should get them.

LindseyH678 |

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I'm 12 weeks today and my morning sickness kicked into high gear about 2 weeks ago. I found always keeping something on my stomach helps and eating cool ranch doritos help me alot!

shannon181 |

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Sea bands have helped me a bunch!! thanks girls! Still feeling the yuck but it is much easier to handle. I just hope this goes away soon!

gavinandmichelle |

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Allllll the way at the bottom of the thread, I doubt anyone will get down here unless they're desperate! I'm 6 weeks, 4 days and I've been insanely nauseated for about 5 days right now. I can't even go into a grocery store for more than a few minutes! For a while I was living on unsweetened tea and ritz bits with cheese. Since then I've tried hard candies (peppermints get the best results), and eating anything that sounds remotely good. So, a lot of mcdonalds fries and nuggets! I miscarried my first pregnancy, so they stuck me on prometrium this time even though my numbers are really good, and the effects of that are a lot like what I remember 3 shots of tequila to feel like, so anything that I ate in college when I was drunk is equally tasty now. I really really recommend ginger ale (just make sure it says that it's made with real ginger), rice chex, cheerios...

littleanomaly |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

My doctor recommended Unisom, a sleeping aid that you take before bed. She said it sometimes helps with nausea the next day. So far it has helped, but it makes me really drowsy in the mornings...think i will try to take it a little earlier in the evening and see if that is better. You can buy it over the counter at most drug stores.

jillyb1 |

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I've only vomited twice, although I was nauseous the entire day for a while. I started drinking a big glass of milk in the morning slowly as I get ready for work (the trick is "slowly" taking sips as you're getting ready). I sit on my bed for about 10 minutes and drink then I get up and start getting ready. This has really helped, I'm not sick at all!! Since I hate plain milk, I use chocolate and strawberry Nesquick...I also drink water throughout the day and try to snack often...my daily routine is milk, breakfast, water, lunch, water, apple, water, yogurt, more water, finally dinner, and no more liquids (so I don't get up in the middle of the night) hope this helps!!

mrsliendo |

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Im in my 9th week and the nauseaousness is CRAZY!!! starting to have some weird cravings but im scared to eat most of what i want because im scared of having to run to the bathroom 2 seconds later...but the one thing that seems to be helping me alot is lemon...fresh lemon, and a few slices in the water I drink

Fanee1223 |

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I just started experiencing random bouts of nausea. If I drink a small glass of ginger ale with a meal, before I go to bed, and before I get out of bed in the morning it helps almost instantly! I also bought ginger capsules for when ginger ale isn't around.

MrsCMHobbs |

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im 6 and a half weeks pregnant and just the thought of food makes me sick, my last pregnancy giner ale (the real kind that does contain ginger) helped...but this time it isnt so much...i make angel hair pasta with cheese, milk and butter and that gets some nutrients in me ...for now that will have to suffice...OH and also walgreens had some B-NATAL cherry suckers that contain B6 and they help some also...you may have to special order them but they are worth it....i still cant wait till this is all over (1st trimester) and have an appetite again..ive already lost 10 pounds but they said that is normal...soon as i eat my pasta i take my prenatal

jswope4x4 |

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I am almost half way through my 6th wk. and my morning sickness kicked in about a week and a half ago. It went from mild nausea to vomiting this weekend. For the most part mine has hit during the morning hours especially when I first get up. Ive been trying to eat small meals during the day when I feel I can actually eat something but it doesnt help in the morning when I first get up. I started getting up between 5 and 6 am and eating a small breakfast such as a couple pieces of plain toast or some real oatmeal then going back to sleep. It seems to be helping a little but I am now having some mid-day nausea.

jhwilliams98 |

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I am 13 1/2 wks pregnant, and still have morning, noon, and night sickness. My husband just made us a great brunch; eggs, bacon, potatoes, and corned beef hash. While commenting on how good it was, I then stated, "Too bad it's not going to stay down." We finshed eating, went to the kitchen to put the plates in the sink, and I bolted to the bathroom. My friend, the toilet was there patiently waiting for me just as he had been for the last 2 months. Ugh, I want the sickness to be over already! Too bad for me though, my mom said she had morning sickness with me for the entire pregnancy! I'm well on the way to being like mother, like daughter.  Pregnancy Ticker

iratik333 |

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I am, also, 6 weeks pregnant and started experiencing m/s just yesterday. I couldn't keep any food in my stomach, not even club crackers. I called the doc this am and I was prescribed Zofran (actually a substitute called Ondansetron). While picking up my prescription, my husband also bought me the Sea-bands. Still feel a little queazy, but I don't feel like I need to throw up anymore.

JENNIEW614 |

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Oh morning sickness, you evil bastard. I have hyperemesis so it's basically kryptonite. I found out I was prego at 7wks for the simple fact that I couldn't eat, drink, I was nauseous and vomiting all the time. (Sound familiar to some ladies?) I end up in the hospital for a week due to dehydration and went through every single nausea med possible. Phenergan/Promethazine made me pass out, reglan made me sick, Zofran made me sick in the dissolvable form but worked in an IV. I get out, they give me Zofran pills which started working then failed. Im on a Zofran pump now which is a pain in the ass b/c it's ancient but at least works so the morning sickness is controlled a bit better. I know certain drinks and foods to steer clear of and to take it easy on. Crackers, broth and gingerale strangely enough make me sick to my stomach. I keep Honey Nut Cheerios or Frosted Flakes in a sealed container next to my bed for the mornings and it works pretty well. Also those awesome cups you get from the hospital, I keep ice water in it next to my bed and usually refill it with cold(er) water on one of my pee breaks in the middle of the night. Preggy Pops don't work for me....they actually made me vomit. lol Cheese actually helped alot with my nausea...it was one thing that stayed down even if I wasnt craving it or if food was making me run to the bathroom. It stayed down and calmed my stomach. The best advice I can give though ....KEEP PEPPERMINT ALTOIDS IN YOUR PURSE AND NEXT TO YOUR BED. :o) Or if you prefer, peppermint gum....works WoNdErS on nausea!

krazyshay1987 |

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Thank you to the person that suggested Tang!!! It is so good, I can't drink water so this is a good way for me to get some liquids in. I bought some sea bands today and they seem to be working pretty good. I am seven and a half weeks and my morning sickness just started a few days ago.

jessicaA27 |

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With my previous pregnancy (she is now 2 years old) and now with this pregnancy I am in my 7th week now. I took 1/2 a unisom and 50mg of b6 at bed time and the nausea mostly gone. I can eat whatever I want and I have yet to vomit. I SWEAR by unisom and b6 combo. Make sure it isnt the unisom sleep gels though. That is a totally different medicine not safe for pregnancy. Make sure its the Unisom sleep tabs the main ingredient is Doxylamine. My OB told me about this combo with my first pregnancy. Also I ditto the jolly ranchers and hard candy. And mints..I prefer to soft pillow after dinner mints..those are awesome. Also if you try sucking on an ice cube can help too:-) I swear by all these...they work! I hope we all have a happy, healthy and nausea free 9 months!

Tyggrlili |

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i have had some luck with eating very tiny bites of very tiny meals all day long. i fear i'm not getting enough water though since i can only sip at things. i was a voracious eater before so this is all new to me. i have sea bands too. but they only help a little. i had a can of coke yesterday morning and it was very soothing. i have been craving that since days before i found out i was pregnant and had yet to give in so maybe there is something to that craving thing. today i made a delicious ice cold smoothie with frozen fruit and coconut water and i'm really enjoying it. so sweet, cold and delicious!

katastronaut |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

oh and v8. it's been really soothing to me and helps me get something resembling nutrition in a sea of carbs.

katastronaut |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

I've been nausea since week 3 when I found out I was pregnant and now I'm on week 6 and it keeps getting worse! Sprite and Fresca have helped if I drink it first thing in the morning. Oddly eating cucumbers and tomatoes have been some of the only food I can stomach besides crackers and toast!

aholbrook21 |

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So far the best thing for me has been eating small meals and also having sparkling water on hand. Another thing that suprised me is I feel better when I exercise, I woke up nauseous yesterday and went to yoga, it made me feel so much better. Try everything and see what workd for you. I tried Ginger pills with no success, but everyone is different.

dpattison7 |

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I'm 6 wks 3 days into my first pregnancy, and have gotten hit by nausea hardcore constantly. This past weekend, I tried just about everything I heard to ease it--saltines, fresh fruit, water, sea bands, preggie pops, and elevating my legs. After waking up in the middle of the night puking, I finally had to call my OBGYN. They put me on something (hubby is picking the meds up), a pill 3 times a day as needed. Hopefully this gives me my appetite back, otherwise I'm in for a LONG pregnancy!!

Melissa0413 |

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Update: they gave me ondansetron, generic Zofran. Here's hoping it works!!!

Melissa0413 |

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This is my third pregnancy, I'm about seven weeks and have completely changed my diet since the first two. Started nausea about two weeks ago and am already feeling decent avoiding sugars and starches. I'll have a bit of fruit first thing, half an Ezekiel bread English muffin with an egg. My supplement of choice is liquid Vemma, okayed by my midwife. I snack healthy the rest of the day, try to get some avacado and protein in. Light and small meals. This worked for a friend of mine too whose metabolic type is also the protein type. Good luck and feel better:-)

Fitmama29 |

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this is my second pregnancy, the first time i had a miscarriage and never had morning sickness. this time, my stomach is constantly upset throughout the day, which is annoying. my cousin suggested the preggy pops/drops, and they just made me more nauseated, same with jolly ranchers. peppermint has worked the best for me, and always have. i also have acid reflex, and so right now i have to be more cautious about taking my regular medicine for it.

tdc23 |

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I have been feeling extremely nauseated for the past 2-3 weeks i think its way to soon to be a sign of pregnancy but i just cant seem to shake that feeling. Ive only actually gotten sick once or twice but its an every day all day thing. Its the worste in the morning and usually consists of ALOT of dry heaving. once i eat it will let up for a little while but within about an hour or two the nausea is back and its very rare if i can find something to make it go away...any suggestions?

kcalford |

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Fruit and yogurt smoothies and anything citrus, especially cold lemon or lime water helps. I don't know about you folks, but I wake up each morning feeling I'm already in "the red" in terms of battling nausea. I feel like I spend all day and all my energy trying not to feel hunger pains and nausea. Bland food, crispy or cold foods helps. I find that when I feel those dreaded hunger pains and nausea begins to set in, I force myself to drink a smoothie or eat a small meal. Even though the nausea doesn't go away immediately, the symptoms usually subside within 10 mins.

bknk |

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I wear Sea Bands for Motion Sickness when I travel & have found them very effective. I'm hoping that they'll do the trick for Morning Sickness too. I'm also going to try taking Ginger Capsules.

dribblejack |

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I am 6 1/2 weeks and nausea seemed to set in right at the 6 wk mark. In order to keep from feeling nauseous all day I constantly eat cereal, fruit and grain bars and yogurt. I have also found that papaya enzyme tablets and vitamin B work great as they also settle my indigestion. I am just hoping that m/s doesn't get worse in the next couple weeks. smoothies are also my go to for a churny stomach.

nduquette23 |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

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jerryms |

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Sea Bands, yogurt, and smoothies for the win.

mrspayne86 |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

definately all-day sickness.

kber25 |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

Saltine crackers are my nausea savior. and lately about all i can eat is fruit so i'm going smoothie crazy!

kber25 |

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I'm only 7 weeks along but Chocolate milk and watermelon seem to do the trick! Good luck Ladies! :)

emilymacd |

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Sensory Therapy "peace of mind" from Origins has been a godsend for me. The pepperminty, cooling tingle on my skin (I put it on my temples and behind my ears) is a huge help. I also like Blue Oil by Aveda - instantly soothes my tummy as soon as I smell it ; great if you're prone to morning sickness nausea from certain smells.

smiliesam |

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lemon water has helped me very much! i had been sick from the morning through the evening, and then fine all night, but when i started drinking lemon water immediately in the morning and throughout the day, i've felt amazing.

naa855 |

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No nausea until just a few days ago but now it is full force. No vomiting (crossing fingers) but all day sensation of needing to. Even walking through the grocery store made me queasy today. Bought ginger ale and saltines, we'll see if it helps. So far, salty things seem to help most (like toast with salted butter) and ritz chips (not the crackers).

morgantiaj |

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I too have been struggling with morning sickness ALL day. So far cinnamon hard candies work wonders as well as eating red grapes in the morning before getting out of bed. I am not having much luck with bread or crackers since they leave a bad taste in my mouth. I just started honey gramcrackers today so we will see if that helps at all.

AmandaMarieTaylor |

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Mine kicked in almost as soon as I hit the 6 week mark last week. I've noticed that mine is worst any time I'm hungry. If people have told you not too let yourself get too hungry, trust them. I made the mistake of trying to go back to sleep early this morning even though my stomach was growling and I woke up miserable. World Market has an amazing selection of ginger candies and carries a great ginger tea, all of which have helped. I drink the tea iced and it is super refreshing. I keep saltines and peanut butter crackers in my dresser, along with the candies, and it has helped so far. I'm crossing my fingers it doesn't get any worse...I'm already tired of it!

bluesabriel |

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I am in the middle of my 6th week and have been feeling the MS for the last week or so although it seems to have gotten worse in the last couple of days. I don't want to eat anything, nothing sounds good (except peppermint ice cream!) and even being hungry doesn't make me want to eat. I'm going to try ginger ale as was mentioned above and lemonade and perhaps some hard candies since they seem to be mentioned a lot. This is my first pregnancy and I didn't think it would be so hard! Thank goodness I am not working right now and only have obligations in the afternoon so I'm able to sleep in but sometimes that makes getting out of bed harder since I don't really have anywhere to be. The saltines first thing in the morning make me want to throw up as well. I have not yet thrown up but I feel nauseous all the time and all I want to do is lay on the couch and sleep. I really hope it gets better because I know I'm not eating enough or the right things as I'm just eating whatever sounds good (which is not much....)

jessicamused |

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Ugh I have been nauseous for about two weeks now and I feel like I'm going to lose my mind. I'm going into my seventh week soon and I find it just cones in waves. The only thing that has slightly helped is b natal and peppermint tea in the morning. The thought of saltines also makes me want throw up in the morning. Lots of girls have mentioned pretzels though think I will try those.

Ezekgab |

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I hit 6 weeks a few days ago and the MS/all day sickness has not stopped since then. I am miserable. 1st pregnancy. I just ordered the Sea-Band Mama wrist band and Ginger Lozenges plus some B-Natal sour apple lozenges online. With the way I feel, I'd rather not run from store to store & get frustrated looking for them. Tried saltines, cold water, several small meals, yogurt, fruit smoothies....no luck. 2% milk on ice gave me about 50% relief. Once I added chocoloate syrup to it, I got about 65% relief. As long as I'm drinking it, I'm fine. After about 20 mins of not drinking it, M/S comes back. Severely allergic to citrus fruits so lemon drop candies, lemon water, oranges, etc are not an option. We'll see what happens when my new presents come in the mail. Until then........miserable. I guess it's worth it though when I look at the BIG picture :) Very excited about my pregnancy.

traneshaph |

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I just posted this yesterday^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^. Now this morning, all I can say is thank God for "Ginger Snaps" cookies. OMG! Ifeel about 98% myself today. I only ate about 3 of them with an apple this morn and I feel like I'm on top of the world. No signs of M/S. I am acutally getting some work done this morning. I think this is going to be the start of a beautiful friendship! Ladies, it's worth a try. I just got the regular Walmart ones in the brown bag.

traneshaph |

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i bought those sea bands today and was able to make dinner for the first time since i found out i was pregnant. Im going on seven weeks. I also stocked up on bananas oranges apples ginger ale and gatorade. And even though im wanting those big macs and fries i ate it one time and wanted to die after so im pretty much avoiding anything bad. But fruits and fruit smoothies have been my best friend.

JRod21 |

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I am 6 weeks and 2 days and started to feel nauseous on week 5, day 6. I bought the sea bands yesterday and LOVE them. They really work. I also agree with the article, don't let yourself get too hungry, because it only makes it worse. Bland foods and fruit seem to help me a lot.

kmb_nrb2010 |

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I am 6 weeks and 6 days and the Morning sickness comes in waves -- oddly enough this lil baby HATES EVERYTHING RED if i eat anything or drink anything red it is game over - funny cause they say some kids react weird to red dye #2 so perhaps this is true for us pregers - but yeah this is terrilble just lookiing at pics of certain foods make me throw up UGH!!! all I keep telling myself out loud as i throw up is " I LOVE MY BABYI LOVE MY BABY I LOVE MY BABY" I also noticed that ever since I have been on my prenatal gummies it has helped TONS- and MINT tea is great

fakename333 |

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I'm 6w2d and my MS consists of "hangover" symptoms. That's how I've been describing it when people ask. No vomiting, just the uneasy, stomach turning feeling whenever i look at food. I keep saltines in my purse to munch on whenever i feel sick, and surprisingly, the greasy/spicy food is what helps me. I ate a grilled cheese after work when I was feeling sick, and it subsided for about a good hour-2 hours. I should try the hard candies, it seems to help a lot of women out.

stacia601 |

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I'm 6 weeks and the nausea is horrible..it is a 24/7 deal. We have tried ginger gum, ginger chews, ginger tea, gingerale, ginger covered in dark chocolate, lemon heads, lemonade and so on...NONE of it seems to work. I have been surviving on saltines and zofran. I can't even keep down my prenatals..got to find something that helps. I try to eat yougurt everyday but even that makes me sick..anyone got any other ideas..im not gaining any weight since I can't eat and when I do I am sick as a dog

LaurenandMike13 |

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I have been lucky in the aspect of no vomiting however I do have very bad nauseua that lasts ALL DAY LONG! I have found the one thing that really helps soothe that feeling is hot tea.

kirzeder13 |

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Everything seems to make me queasy, but I've had good luck with Carnation instant breakfast, and clementines (but both need to be VERY cold).

gulickr |

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I'm between 6 and 7 weeks and the nausea has kicked in over the past week or so..... my doctor told me to get ready because it usually gets worse around 8 weeks. He perscribed my Zofran - which I have only taken once. It did help (after about 30 minutes or so), but I still felt icky afterwards - but not nearly as sick. I haven't thrown up - but I've never really been one to throw up much - I'm stuck in that constant state of nausea - I don't know which is worse. I've tried Gin-Gins (yuck), gingerale - which almost just makes me more nauseus because it makes my chest all warm and bubbly, saltines - BLEH, lemon drops - so/so results, peppermint - so/so results, etc. I've also found that if I eat small meals constantly, it helps..... it gets really bad when I'm hungry, and then when I get to that point, i have no appetite. I've been eating a lot of mac & cheese, rice/beans, pasta side dishes, etc. Lots of carbs! (Hello - Easy Mac - you are a life saver at work for a quick snack when I feel the queasies coming on). My doctor told me to eat what I can and that he isn't too concerned about what I'm eating so long as I'm taking my vitamins and able to hold some stuff down. Hopefully this will subside because if not, it's going to be a loooooooooooong 9 months!

leeshie76 |

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i've just hit 7 weeks. and thought week 6 was going to kill me. im still feeling pretty queasy. and i had tried everything. lots of protein. whole wheat carbs. ginger. lemon. toast. etc. the one thing that seems to be helping me is taking my prenatal vitamin in the evening. for the past 2 days im feeling a bit better. im having some heartburn in the evening. but id rather have heartburn in the evenings, then feeling nauseous all day long. also. where can you get the preggo pops??

jmhswimgirl |

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the sea bands + B6 combo is amazing, i still feel a tiny bit queasy but not vomiting. Since my mornings are worse, I wait to eat substantial meals until the evening and snack on saltines, applesauce, and cottage cheese earlier in the day.

akakt88 |

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I'm in week 6 and felt good until now. All day today I have been puking. It is good to know that I am not alone. Thanks for all the tips! I am going to have my hubby pick me up b6, ginger ale, pretzels, ginger peppermint tea, and yogurt... Oh and sea bands. Hopefully one of theses things will work!

kdoerksen |

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I am six weeks today and I have had the nausea for about a week. I have not gotten sick just the miserable feeling in the bottom of my stomach that NEVER goes away. I called my Dr. and he prescribed Zofran. It has helped tons, along with a Ginger Ale. Phenergran will make you SLEEPY, so if you are an working mom, I wouldn't recomend taking it and try and work. Unless, you boss allows naps!

lesliemaasen |

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Im a first time mommy & Im 6 weeks. The day I found out is when my "morning" sickness started. Im currently a Barista at Sarbucks so giving up my 6 shot espresso drink was hard. Luckily the persistent nausea took care of the craving. If you are a coffee junkie & just cant give up the Starbucks stop in the morning, try our Tazo Refresh tea. Its a full leaf mint tea that always helps sooth my stomach. Just be careful, the water is really hot! Just ask one of your Baristas to put some ice or couple inches of cold water in. Hope this helps & good luck new moms!

paigefrances |

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Don't get hungry (an empty stomach can lead to nausea), Don't get full (eat small frequent meals, snack on dry cereal). Don't get thirsty (dehydrated) but don't drink too much too fast (you may even try to eat without drinking anything, drink water an hour before and two hours after meals - because water and other fluids cause stomach to produce less of the acid that breaks down food and can cause digestive problems, acid reflux/heartburn). Try ginger ale, LemonHeads, Peppermint. Hard Candy. If you're having trouble with excess saliva avoid sour candy and gum. Good luck. & hopefully it is a peace of mind knowing that morning sickness usually means healthy pregnancy.

nae2018 |

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and still haven't felt that morning sickness or any nausea at any time of the dy. should I be worried?

srosemcconnell |

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Popsicle and eating frequent small meals helps me a lot. But most of the time I still want to curl up under the blanket and do nothing :)

Filusha |

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I am 6 and a half weeks now and that ravenous hunger went away a couple of days ago for me too but I feeling slightly nauseous all the time, not enough to throw up (most of the time) but brushing my teeth seems to be the hardest thing to do for me right now, without vomiting.

AmandaK1979 |

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I switched my prenatal (which I was on before I got pregnant and totally fine with) to one that contains a lot of B6 and a little less iron than my previous one. Almost overnight difference. Still feel not-so-great, but nothing like how I felt on my original pre-natal. I too, started with saltines, but I got to a point where I couldn't even chew them because they were so gross in my mouth. I've been "on" dry Rice Krispies which have been a huge help so far..keep them next to my bed and bring them everywhere I go...I think I'm toward the end of my 6th week.

jessen04 |

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I am just about 7 weeks. Just over the last four days I have started to have all day nausea. Even just thinking about any kind of food had me on the verge of loosing my cookies. My saving grace has been club crackers and ginger ale.

Mkozy27 |

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honestly? Nothing I have tried has worked. And I have tried EVERYTHING! Someone suggested smoking pot becase it is used for chemo. Havent tried it yet but I am getting close!

Jacsp0319 |

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I am at 6 1/2 weeks and today was worse then yesterday--I hope this is not a permanent trend. I have a light, persistent nausea that lasts all day, but is bad enough to wake me up in the morning. Sucking on a lemon helps a lot in the morning, as does seltzer water (although it gives me the hiccups) during the day. I also find that eating actually helps the most--so i have a light snack almost every hour (applesauce, piece of fruit, string cheese, saltines, graham cracker, hummus/pita/veggies). I have not been able to keep a "meal" down, so I just stick to my snacks!

erswims |

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I'm 6 weeks 5 days today and it's literally horrible. I can barely keep anything down and every smell makes me nauseous. I'm severely allergic to ginger so those remedies aren't an option. I've tried crackers, mint, and I'm currently trying fruit. Can't do hard candy and tons of carbs since I'm diabetic. My prenatal makes me vomit immediately. I can't keep this up. Going to doctor soon if no improvement.

AllHailGir |

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I am 6 weeks and over the past few days I developed terrible nausea that was lasting all day and night. I tried vitamin B6 and unisom without much luck. I had my doctor call in a prescription of Zofran and it's working wonders! Don't wait longer than you have to with terrible nausea, especially when there is something you can take that's safe for your baby. I am able to come to work and function now and I was so worried about it all weekend. I'm still being very careful about what I eat, sticking to mostly plain carbs, ginger ale, and fruit smoothies, but I feel so much better today.

rebeccacohen |

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I cannot drink water, it makes me nauseaus! Can I drink Gatorade instead?

melyosc |

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I've seen lots of posts about eating protein right before bed - absolutely do this. Peanut butter toast, yogurt, a few crackers with some cheese (or skip the crackers and just eat cheese), anything. For some reason I feel like my all-day-sickness is a mix of hunger and nausea - I can never tell which I'm feeling. The hungrier I get, the sicker I feel, but when I think of food or eating I also feel sick. It comes down to forcing myself to eat. I've been sticking to a mostly liquid diet because the thought of chewing solids makes me gag - I have a protein fruit smoothie (greek yogurt, banana and strawberries or blueberries, protein powder, a splash of skim milk) in the mornings, I sip on water all day, I have vegetable or chicken soup when I can, oatmeal when I feel up to making it, maybe some hummus with thin cucumber slices if I can chew. I also recommend eating the most bland diet ever - stick to things with little flavor and almost no odor. Ginger ale has helped me a lot because the carbonation makes me burp! :) Plus, I've just heard ginger is good for nausea.

carnold07 |

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I'm so glad to hear so many people in the same boat as me! I thought I was the only one with M/S this early! Mine started at 5 weeks and I am now 6, I gave up and got some zofran from the doctor which at least helps me get down little bits of food at a time. It is such a vicious cycle when you can't eat and have an empty stomach making it all worse! I had to switch to the flinstones vitamins too because my prenatal is too harsh on my stomach. I love all the suggestions here though, definitely getting some SEA-BANDs after work today and some B6! Thanks ladies!

MarBee1214 |

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I am 7 weeks tomorrow and the nausea started in week 5 and lasts all day! I have completely lost my appetite and anything can't even keep the crackers down. My partner went out and got me some accupressure wrist bands (for travel sickness/morning sickness) the other day and these have been an absolute god send so far! The nausea has reduced massively. I have only taken them off for showering so far. Here in the UK you can get them from any chemist and i imagine in the states somewhere like Walgreens will have them. You can also get them online though. There are loads of mixed reviews about them on the internet but they have definitely helped me!

AVRoscoe |

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I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one who is concerned about a lack of fruit/veggie intake. I'm 6 1/2 weeks and it just his hard this week- all day nausea. COLD ice water (which I was never a fan of previously) is my life saver. I've noticed its worse if I'm dehydrated or tired. A couple crackers whenever I notice the symptoms getting worse seems to help hold it off while I try to find something that sounds even mildly appetizing. Also hard mints (with peppermint oil, not just flavoring) make a real difference.

elizabethmkaul |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

Seabands worked for my cousin and have helped me slightly.

melissashogan |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

I bought one of those water infused pitchers and put limes and ginger in it. Drinking that reall seemed to curb the nausea feeling!

naeners713 |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

These are the things I have been trying: lightly buttered toast, whole fruit popsicles, decaf earl grey tea, brown rice with a little salt/butter, ginger snap cookies (they settle my stomach but I hate the taste of them), apples, club crackers (my stomach likes them better than saltines) and sipping 100% fruit juice boxes between drinking water.

whimsicalsprite |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

If I don't have a hot dog (the all beef ones you get at gas stations) every morning when I get out of bed, I'm so nauseous I have to spend the whole day IN bed. But anything with beef has helped with my nausea. Maybe I'm just strange, but if it works for baby, it works for me!

AdaliaAngel |

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I'm 6 wks and had one bout of nausea last week and started having real morning sickness two days ago. It hasn't let up. I feel like its always at a nausea baseline with spikes of really bad nausea. So, I started to drink ginger ale. It seems to help somewhat. I also eat ginger cookies. So far, these seem to be getting me through. If it gets worse - i'll be sure to let my doctor know.

aoros |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

Avacado is rich in vitamin B. It has helped me a little.

Tracey_Ann |

Q&A: Morning sickness tips?

I drink ice water all day. Anything else makes me more nauseated. Dum dum lollipops help. Any hard candy really . I did preggie pops with my last pregnancy and honestly they work but other hard candies work and are way less expensive. Sea bands didnt work for my last pregnancy but I may give them a shot this time around. Im 6weeks along and my nausea just started this week. Im hoping it doesnt last long because with my last pregnancy it was 22 weeks! :( Good luck ladies in finding what works for you and just remember the blessing at the end of the tunnel. :)

kandersn |

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I've tried everything. Depending on the day sometimes different things work for me. I went a bought some Emetrol for my nausea and it helps a lot but it taste horrible. You can get it at any drug store or Walgreens.

MzNuNu |

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I'm at 6wks and the only thing that seems to help with the waves of nausea is...running! Weird. If I can drag myself to the gym, I am guaranteed to feel better and have more of an appetite.

woestijnkat |

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Green grapes are magic! A banana and an apple with a high protein breakfast. Then green grapes all day and all night. Soda water is also very helpful!

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