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post #141 of 348

Sara, I remember you and congrats on your partner expecting too!!!! :)

post #142 of 348

Thank you, Caracol! luxlove.gif
 

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Three cheers for your nutritionist!  Hip hip Hurray!  Hip Hip Hurray!  Hip Hip Hurray! joy.gif

I bet you're a god-send to her and maybe she can get some essential changes done in the hospital cafeteria because of your awesomeness.  I'm so glad things are getting better for you there and that your baby is sitting tight.  I often send you good vibes throughout the day! goodvibes.gif

 


 

 



 

post #143 of 348


Two Saras and you're both prego!  That's awesome!  Congrats to your fam :-)  

 

 

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I have been absent for a long time but I'm here now.  

 

My stuff: Seraf, Sara, 11/8, third child.

 

 

My partner (another Sara) is also pregnant, due in May.  My first 2 births were homebirths.  The second was very fast and she arrived before the midwives.  I have since moved and most of the midwives are much farther away, which I'm not comfortable with.  I have seen an OB this pregnancy, but I'm preparing for what I believe is an inevitable UC.

 

Luna, I have been following your tale and wanted to chime in about being able to sign a waver that you acknowledge the risks of eating your own food and whatnot, but it sounds like everything is working out. 

 

 



 

post #144 of 348

A late joiner, again ;)

 

Krystal323/Krystal 
November-ISH.  Due dates just don't apply to me.  I'm thinking 11/11 tho.
Baby # 5
Planning a UC
TTC--ummm, nope.  I'm always watching my cycle to avoid, but I got duped somehow, lol.  Complete surprise!  I AM getting permanent BC after this birth.

post #145 of 348
Thread Starter 

Krystal, I hear you on being duped by NFP.  Sigh... this is surprise #2, baby number 3, for us.  Apparently I'm sort of statistical FAM outlier when it comes to CTA.  Sigh...

 

Sara, welcome again and congrats on your DP's pregnancy!!  I remember you saying you guys were ttc, but I didn't hear that it was successful!  That's great!

 

Christina, that's amazing about the hospital nutritionist!  I hope the food starts to improve quickly!  If you want some suggestions for TV series here are some of my favorites: Friends, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Six Feet Under, The United States of Tera, Mad About You, The Big C, and Weeds. 

 

Ash, I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible reaction to the infusion!  Yikes!!!   I'm glad you're okay now, but what an awful thing to go through.  What's the next step?

 

Joanie, definitely start networking... I wrote this article about the new Buying Cooperative that I formed and submitted it to THE local parenting site around here.  They just ran it! Yay!  My group now has 16 members! 

post #146 of 348

Has anybody here experienced nausea in their third trimester of pregnancy? I brushed it off when it started four days ago because I thought maybe it was just due to a lack of sleep or the exposure to smoke from those MN wildfires, or something else. But now it's getting a little overwhelming since it's happening in the afternoon at the same exact time every day. eyesroll.gif My head has a dull ache and pressure build-up along with it too. I've slept better the last few nights and have felt better in other ways because of that. But this daily nausea and headache is not cool! I end up stopping in my tracks and just laying down/napping the rest of the afternoon when it starts.

post #147 of 348

Lately I've been getting some mild nausea if I eat sugar. Probably a good thing if it makes me quit eating so darn much :X 

post #148 of 348

For the first time in my pregnancy lately I have had no nausea.  And the size of my butt is telling the story...

 

Do you notice it being a certain amount of time after you eat lunch?  Or maybe there is a certain activity you do every day that triggers it?

post #149 of 348

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For the first time in my pregnancy lately I have had no nausea.  And the size of my butt is telling the story...

 

Do you notice it being a certain amount of time after you eat lunch?  Or maybe there is a certain activity you do every day that triggers it?


Hmm. I haven't noticed if the nausea is coinciding with my lunch. It's happening around 2:30 every day, and I've been eating lunch anywhere between 11:30 - 1:00. And I think my activities have varied... Yesterday I was out running errands for a few hours and felt great. Then it just sprung up on me. The other days (like today) I've been sitting on the couch using my laptop or watching TV and started feeling sick. It feels like my head is going to explode. Ugh. I don't handle nausea well. I'm such a baby with that. redface.gif I was lucky to have very little in my first trimester except when it came to food aversions.

 

post #150 of 348

Sometimes I get nauseated if I am dehydrated.

post #151 of 348
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Has anybody here experienced nausea in their third trimester of pregnancy?

Unfortunately, all the time.   But I'm one of those that has m/s from pretty much the beginning to end.  It's not horrible all the way through and I definitely have good days, but I'd say I don't feel well 2-4 times a week still.  For me, it's usually the morning, to the point where I can't even walk the 1/8th of a mile to the neighborhood park without feeling disgusting.  I was gagging the other week at the farmer's market.  It's just how it goes for me and for some women.  But you can try and see if certain foods or lack of protein, water, fresh air, etc. trigger it.


 

 

post #152 of 348

My heightened sense of smell has returned - several otherwise lovely things (like sugary syrup) smell like rotten stink.  Also my gag reflex is sensitive again greensad.gif so if I have a dry cough or bend over too quickly I have to watch myself.

post #153 of 348
Boy oh boy nausea would not be fun to revisit. None over here, but not much the whole pregnancy for me.

My partner tried 4 times after I got pregnant, so that pregnancy is fairly new to us.
post #154 of 348

I suffer from terrible nausea in the mornings again :(  not fun.  But I found it out is related to when I eat.  If I wait too long after waking up, I feel like I am just going to throw up.  If I eat something with protein right away, I feel better...

post #155 of 348

I think I might've figured out why I've been getting nausea and headaches. I also mentioned recently that I've been getting horrible leg cramps/charlie horses in my sleep, and I just started getting muscle twitches around my eyelid/eyebrow. None of that really tipped me off at first... until today I really screwed up my body. DH and I went out for breakfast and coffee this morning. I treated myself to a large iced coffee and realized after I drank it that I forgot to ask for decaf. Oops. So we're walking around shopping afterward and I said to DH, "I'm not feeling too well, I'm so thirsty I can't handle it. The caffeine must've dehydrated me." I've been complaining about excessive thirst and dry mouth for the past several days but I just figured the caffeine pushed me over today. Well not a few minutes passed before I got the strongest BH contraction. It stopped me dead in my tracks and I grabbed my belly, it was so strong. We kept walking around and then another BH happened not long after the first and I was like -- hmm this is not cool. We went home so I could drink some water because I was just feeling HORRIBLE. The BH stopped shortly after. But the water wasn't quenching my thirst and I was hysterically drinking and drinking. I looked online for reasons why I'd be so thirsty in pregnancy and a lot of things I read were mentioning electrolyte imbalance. Suddenly it all made sense: the leg cramps, muscle twitches, thirst, headaches, nausea..... Right after I read that, I got so dizzy I felt like I was going to pass out and laid down right away. My dumb*** had drank so much water I just made the situation WORSE! duh.gif Hubby ran to get me some pretzels. I've never enjoyed the taste of salt so much. I ate a banana, then read that bananas don't even have as much potassium as some other fruits/veggies. I never knew that. So I ate some potatoes with salt too. (Who knew potatoes had over double the amount of potassium as a banana? Not me!) I took my prenatal vitamins just to boost anything else I might need. I'm gradually feeling better and better now an hour later and everything feels so much more in balance. Thank goodness! I'm totally exhausted now, though.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions for maybe electrolyte drinks of some sort or anything else? I don't want to do any unhealthy drinks or ones with food dyes... People always say Gatorade and I refuse. Has anyone else experienced anything like this during pregnancy? What helped? I'll mention this to my midwife when I see her next in case she thinks I might need supplementation. I just figured that since I eat a very well-rounded diet, I must be getting everything I need. I don't eat much salt, though... Unless I'm eating something processed that is already salted, I pretty much never add salt to any of the food I eat. And the potassium is clearly lacking. Oy.

post #156 of 348

Is that why this happened, do you think? An electrolyte imbalance? I know that if I have too much caffeine I feel really weak and twitchy. As for electrolytes, I would drink pedialyte or gatorade.

 

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 woke up yesterday from a mid-morning nap with a headache and suddenly lost peripheral vision in my right eye and saw a bunch of flashing lights that were progressing further over my line of vision. I rushed to my midwife's house to check my blood pressure and it was a little elevated but it's probably because I was freaking out. She also did a quick urine test and everything was fine. She wanted me to go to the ER just to rule out preeclampsia still and see what else might be going on. I went home first because I wasn't sure I wanted to go yet... I've had so many negative ER experiences in the past, and I knew another one was going to wipe out a good portion of our savings, even with insurance helping out... The flashing lights went away but my peripheral was still messed up and then I started becoming a little disoriented. I tried typing words into the computer and the words I was thinking weren't the words I was typing. I couldn't spell the words I was thinking. I was having trouble reading. That's when I freaked out and decided to go to the ER.

 

So by the time I got to the ER, my head was pounding, I was shaking, and one of my hands was tingling really bad. I thought for sure I was having a stroke or something just as bad. They rushed to run all sorts of tests on me and had the stroke team come in to check me out. I was so upset, they had to have me do a head CT scan just to be safe...... I feel like a horrible preggers mama now for having done it, even though it was just isolated to my head and they wrapped up my abdomen completely to keep out radiation. The results were normal anyway, which makes me more frustrated that I subjected myself to it AND will be seeing the bill for it later on...

 

I was transferred to OB labor and delivery for an NST (stress test) to make sure the baby was fine, which she was. All of my labs came back normal, and my blood pressure returned back to normal after everything. They ruled out preeclampsia thank goodness. The headache just wouldn't go away and still won't. Tylenol isn't helping much. The only way I can escape is sleep, and too much sleep will probably make it worse.

 

I'm really depressed now today. I feel like I went through so much yesterday and we're going to be suffering financially only to find out they really don't know what happened, except that they suspect it was a severe migraine with an aura and everything. I just can't believe that's what it was! I've never had anything like it before. I've never heard of anybody having an aura and losing cognitive function, have you? I'm no doctor, so I can't say that for sure... I just feel like something was still missed and I'm terrified of that happening again. I feel like it was another negative ER experience that has made me even angrier at the medical field -- complete with them sneaking me an IV when I told them I didn't want it, and they wouldn't let me eat or drink until nearly TEN HOURS after I had last had anything! I'M FREAKIN' PREGNANT! Way to probably make my headache worse by neglecting my blood sugar, doctors...

 

I just want it to be November already so I can have our baby safely at home and not have to worry about the life inside of me being affected by anything else my body goes through. I for sure don't want to have to deliver the baby in the hospital for any reason. I can't stop crying, I'm just so depressed by all of this! I had to stop working 2 weeks ago, and now to be waiting for the day that ER bill comes in the mail... I feel guilty and helpless.

 

Anyway... thanks for being there to hear my sob story while I'm an emotional wreck. If anyone else has experience with migraines like that or knows how to help this headache that just passed the 24-hour mark... please send advice my way. 

post #157 of 348

I drink NaturalCalm every day.  It's the only thing that helps my avoid (minimize) cramping.  I'm very prone to magnesium deficiencies outside of pregnancy and it just gets worse when I'm pregnant.  NaturalCalm with calcium is a good balance of electrolytes.  If I drink it daily it will prevent my hand and foot cramps, muscle twitching, and constipation.  The magnesium in hard pills has never done anything for me, it really needs to be a powdered drink mix.
 

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Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

I think I might've figured out why I've been getting nausea and headaches. I also mentioned recently that I've been getting horrible leg cramps/charlie horses in my sleep, and I just started getting muscle twitches around my eyelid/eyebrow. None of that really tipped me off at first... until today I really screwed up my body. DH and I went out for breakfast and coffee this morning. I treated myself to a large iced coffee and realized after I drank it that I forgot to ask for decaf. Oops. So we're walking around shopping afterward and I said to DH, "I'm not feeling too well, I'm so thirsty I can't handle it. The caffeine must've dehydrated me." I've been complaining about excessive thirst and dry mouth for the past several days but I just figured the caffeine pushed me over today. Well not a few minutes passed before I got the strongest BH contraction. It stopped me dead in my tracks and I grabbed my belly, it was so strong. We kept walking around and then another BH happened not long after the first and I was like -- hmm this is not cool. We went home so I could drink some water because I was just feeling HORRIBLE. The BH stopped shortly after. But the water wasn't quenching my thirst and I was hysterically drinking and drinking. I looked online for reasons why I'd be so thirsty in pregnancy and a lot of things I read were mentioning electrolyte imbalance. Suddenly it all made sense: the leg cramps, muscle twitches, thirst, headaches, nausea..... Right after I read that, I got so dizzy I felt like I was going to pass out and laid down right away. My dumb*** had drank so much water I just made the situation WORSE! duh.gif Hubby ran to get me some pretzels. I've never enjoyed the taste of salt so much. I ate a banana, then read that bananas don't even have as much potassium as some other fruits/veggies. I never knew that. So I ate some potatoes with salt too. (Who knew potatoes had over double the amount of potassium as a banana? Not me!) I took my prenatal vitamins just to boost anything else I might need. I'm gradually feeling better and better now an hour later and everything feels so much more in balance. Thank goodness! I'm totally exhausted now, though.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions for maybe electrolyte drinks of some sort or anything else? I don't want to do any unhealthy drinks or ones with food dyes... People always say Gatorade and I refuse. Has anyone else experienced anything like this during pregnancy? What helped? I'll mention this to my midwife when I see her next in case she thinks I might need supplementation. I just figured that since I eat a very well-rounded diet, I must be getting everything I need. I don't eat much salt, though... Unless I'm eating something processed that is already salted, I pretty much never add salt to any of the food I eat. And the potassium is clearly lacking. Oy.



 

post #158 of 348

Get your hands on some natural salt: from the sea, salt beds or (even better) the Himalayas.  These salts have color to them and come in coarser grinds/ flakes.   Processed food has a ton of sodium but that's not the salt your body should be getting.  Completely different.  You can add the natural salt to your bottle of water with a slice of lemon to mask the mineral taste and get your intake that way.  And add it to your food all you want!  When I went on vacation this summer my midwife also suggested drinking a packet's worth of electrolytes (packets like emergen-c).  I used "Electrolyte Stamina POWER PAK" packets, once a day for the week I was gone.  I really think it helped me stay balanced.  Good luck!

post #159 of 348
Thread Starter 

Emergen-C or other brands like it... good to have on hand for labor as well.

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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

Is that why this happened, do you think? An electrolyte imbalance? I know that if I have too much caffeine I feel really weak and twitchy. As for electrolytes, I would drink pedialyte or gatorade.
 

 

I don't think the ER visit had to do with an electrolyte imbalance because I didn't have any other symptoms going on at the time and my blood tests were all good. I had a bunch of different auras occurring at once and the auras subsided within an hour - before I was given any IV - so I still think that was a migraine. But I don't know, can electrolyte imbalances cause migraines? I don't know anything about that. That was the one and only migraine I've had in my life. Never experienced anything even remotely like that before.

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