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Preventing/reducing morning sickness...

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 

Link to thread on helping with morning sickness http://www.mothering.com/community/t/618836/preventing-reducing-morning-sickness-and-hyperemsis-gravidarum-herbs-more

 

It's kind of difficult to find so I thought I would repost it here for those who need it.

 

I'm doing milk thistle, red raspberry leaf/peppermint tea twice a day, B6 at 25 mg 3 times a day and I'm trying to eat as often as I feel I need to to prevent that icky sick feeling. So far, I don't really feel much for nausea, so maybe it is working. I remember being pretty nauseous feeling around the 6 week mark with all my pregnancies that went that far and I'm already 6 +5. I do get this really hungry painful feeling if I don't eat at the right times, but that is it. So, maybe. smile.gif

post #2 of 31

Unfortunately for me , none of that worked the last 3 times! :(  Even when medicated, I've always ended up needing IV fluids a few times. 

 

So far I feel pretty good, other than food aversions...so maybe I'll catch a break!

post #3 of 31

has anyone tried acupuncture/acupressure for nausea? 

post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 

Oh crap, I spoke too soon. Nausea hit today. The hunger thing has gone down, I actually don't feel like I can eat as much and I feel like whenever I eat or drink, it might just be revisiting me in the near future. Thankfully, it hasn't yet and hopefully it never will. LOL

I was really hoping this stuff would work. I'm going to keep it up though because maybe it's helping to keep things from getting any worse or at least it's all good for ya.

post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by Kristen B View Post

has anyone tried acupuncture/acupressure for nausea? 


That's something I haven't tried but I might this time if its really bad again!

post #6 of 31

My nausea started yesterday...ugh. Just praying it doesn't get as bad as last time. So far I've been able to keep everything down and I feel like I'm constantly eating to try to stave it off, which doesn't really help.  I'm doing B6 but I had the injections last time around and they didn't do anything for me, neither did the Zofran. I'm bf'ing this time so I don't want to have to take a med (not even sure it's safe while bfing anyway). But I am considering acupressure or acupuncture. Anyone know which might be better? I've seen mixed info on both.

post #7 of 31

Kristen B--how far along are you? 

post #8 of 31

I'm 7 weeks

post #9 of 31

I also have the nausea. It is so bad. This morning I had to sit down and close my eyes for a half an hour. No vomiting yet though. But I feel like I have to try to not vomit ALL DAY LONG! And then I will get hungry and when I start eating the nausea gets worse. When I don't eat, I feel miserable because I am hungry. Urgh.... 

post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by InLove2009 View Post

I also have the nausea. It is so bad. This morning I had to sit down and close my eyes for a half an hour. No vomiting yet though. But I feel like I have to try to not vomit ALL DAY LONG! And then I will get hungry and when I start eating the nausea gets worse. When I don't eat, I feel miserable because I am hungry. Urgh.... 
Me too! I am constantly (okay, maybe not constantly, but it feels like it) working to not vomit. I lost that battle yesterday. Now my sides are sore from throwing up. Managed to keep it at bay today. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep fighting it!
post #11 of 31
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I am really finding that keeping food that isn't too hard to digest in my stomach regularly has been the key. Maybe the other stuff I'm taking is helping too. I mentioned that in the beginning of the thread if anyone is interested. I can't handle certain smells and gag, but no throwing up yet and I don't really think I will. That's pretty exciting to me. I'm starting to feel better about things. I hope you all find something that helps and hopefully for most of you it will subside by the end of the first trimester. I'm praying mine doesn't get any worse and goes away by then. I had sickness with my daughter until I was like 18 weeks. That was the longest ever. But, I don't think I was eating enough and wasn't taking any of the stuff I'm taking that is supposed to help either. Negative, I'm up 9 lbs... that's gonna suck.

post #12 of 31
I can't keep anything down. My stomach muscles are sore from puking, my back aches from hugging the toilet. We made some massive dietary changes and I was hoping that would help me with pregnancy. Nope.
post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by heyitskalista View Post

I can't keep anything down. My stomach muscles are sore from puking, my back aches from hugging the toilet. We made some massive dietary changes and I was hoping that would help me with pregnancy. Nope.

I am sorry! I feel for you! I feel miserable just being nauseous! Do you work? How do you handle it at work? It is so hard for me to keep conversations with customers, because I am constantly worried I will puke at them! 

post #14 of 31
I am so nauseous too. All I want to do is sit on the couch, and try not to vomit. I did however, just remember that my naturopath made my mom this awesome tincture for nausea. I remember talking to her about when I took my mom in and she said it would work for pregnancy too. Ha! At the time, I was like, I wish I had known you back with my first pregnancy! Guess who I'll be calling first thing tomorrow?
post #15 of 31
I lost my battle this morning, with a banana of all things! I was finally able to keep down some oranges and macaroni and cheese. I am giving up on healthy eating ladies! Tonight I am following my cravings to Sonic for a foot long Chili (processed) cheese coney. Bring on the nitrates! I gotta eat something!
post #16 of 31
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I lost my battle this morning, with a banana of all things! I was finally able to keep down some oranges and macaroni and cheese. I am giving up on healthy eating ladies! Tonight I am following my cravings to Sonic for a foot long Chili (processed) cheese coney. Bring on the nitrates! I gotta eat something!

so sorry talldarkeyes-- i am having a much easier time processing greasy foods than health foods... i just eat what i can! :) it won't last forever!

post #17 of 31
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so sorry talldarkeyes-- i am having a much easier time processing greasy foods than health foods... i just eat what i can! smile.gif it won't last forever!

I am so glad I am not alone! I never crave processed foods and then the other day my body said "Taco Bell. NOW!" I hadn't eaten there for years and years! I wonder if next my body is going to make me shop at Walmart?
post #18 of 31
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I am so glad I am not alone! I never crave processed foods and then the other day my body said "Taco Bell. NOW!" I hadn't eaten there for years and years! I wonder if next my body is going to make me shop at Walmart?


This made me laugh so hard!!! 

 

I am the same way.  We never eat process or fast foods except when I'm pregnant.  I don't know what it is about unhealthy foods...but the idea of vegetables is nauseating to me right now. 

 

When I was pregnant with my first, I lost 20 lbs. in 8 weeks from throwing up so much.  My doctor told me I needed to eat whatever my body was asking for.  I swear, I ate Wendy's everyday for lunch for months.  Shudder. 

post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 

LOL. I can totally relate with the healthy vs unhealthy food. I totally try my best to have healthy food as the majority of our diet and we avoid processed foods like the plague. Right now, my hubby is loving broccoli and the smell makes me want to barf. He had me eat a piece today out of a pasta meal and it tasted as bad as it smelled and normally I love broccoli. I can't stand any vegetables except for lettuce salad. I think I tolerate raw veggies better than cooked, but that isn't that helpful this time of year. I do the best with comfort food. And I have huge cravings for eating out, but our budget doesn't afford me to indulge that too much. I have to be careful how much sugar I take in too because I'm pretty sensitive to it. It causes itchy skin and stuff. 

post #20 of 31
My question is WHY are we craving these foods in the first place? You would think our bodies would be craving the healthy whole foods we normally eat.
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