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Had anyone dealt with severe morning sickness...?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
And dared to get pg again?! LOL With my first baby I had severe morning sickness that lasted the entire pg, resulting in a PICC line, multiple hospital visits, Zofran, and misery.

So, dd is 18 months old now and I am starting to maybe contemplate getting pg in a couple more years. Does anyone have any advice how now to have a repeat pg? Has anyone here been really sick with a pg and then not been sick with the next one? I am already getting my hopes up for a quasi normal pg. I keep thinking maybe I can do something this time. Any ideas???

Emily
post #2 of 8
Emily,

With my first child I had horrible morning sickness.. I had to have an IV twice b/c of concerns over dehydration. Then the second, was not too bad, and the third, not bad at all (although I did throw up some). There is no way to know if you are going to have morning sickness again.. it could be better, it be worse. One thing that is an advantage.. you will probably have good coping skills that you learned from the first time! One thing I learned, is that lemon juice really helped (drinking it in cold water)... a lot of women swear by Vitamin B6 supplements (i think thats the vitamin..may be wrong) and i know some women recommend eating protein for breakfast.


Mel
post #3 of 8
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I had extreme morning sickness, as in, didn't eat for 6 weeks and threw up about 15-20 times a day. I had elevated liver enzymes. I didn't respond to prednisone. I also had problems with ortho tri cyclen BC pills when I was 20 and went off of those 6 months after starting due to excessive bleeding (and I usually have a very light period).

I did every typical m/s treatment, B vitamin shots, foods like ginger, drugs like zofran, and rehydration and IV feeding. Sea bands. Cold packs on the back of my neck.

Has anyone tried a liver cleansing diet before getting pg? Accupuncture? NAET allergy treatments for pregnancy horomones?
post #4 of 8
Every pregnancy is different, so there is an excellent chance that you will not have a repeat of the horrendous m/s. IF you do, I highly recommend trying homeopathic remedies (safe for PG) before subjecting yourself to the treatment you experienced before.

Just my 2 cents.
post #5 of 8
BreJean, I also had terrible morning sickness. And in fact, I continue to have what I think is sub-optimal digestion. I have been researching this like crazy, and I strongly suspect that I have long had a lot of toxicity in my liver. So, I think that your idea for a liver cleanse is a great one. It is one of the first things I plan to do after having this baby! (carefully, I know due to nursing).

Reasons to suspect liver as a culprit (for me):

-I fit the nux vomica homeopathic personality profile.

-When I was juicing fruits and veg a LOT (before becoming preg), I frequently had yellow skin, which many suggest is a sign that the liver is excreting/cleansing LOTS of bile. Some people think that it is the additional beta-carotene, but I have many reasons to disagree with that.

-When having emotional problems, I tend toward diarrhea or constipation.

-I sometime "crave" red wine (and drink lots when not pregnant)

-Tendency toward vata (ayurvedic) imbalance.

-Liver cleaners like beets tend to make me feel better.

I have more, but can't think of them!


Jean
post #6 of 8
Dear MdC:

No one believes me ever, but I never had a moment of morning sickness in 4 pregnancies.

I did not take anything for granted tho. I always kept a light snack nearby, I had ginger, and drank raspberry leaf tea, botanical name, rubus strigosus. Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride or B6 is also excellent - it helps in the metabolism of proteins in your digestion. B6 was part of the compound that made up "bedectine", that drug that was for morning sickness, but also was a teratogen.
post #7 of 8

Another veteran of horrible morning sickness...

I actually had it all 9 months with my first baby. Second baby required a trip to the ER for a torn esophagus at 14 weeks. It stayed with me all along the second pregnancy but did seem to ease a bit in the later months. Third baby had it like most "normal" women do, it went away early on. Now that I am on my 4th baby, I can actually say that I have had an easy time of it this time around. So easy in fact, I didn't realize I was pregnant! I really didn't feel as bad as I had expected to, so I didn't clue in until maybe around 11 weeks or so! I still cringe a little when I think about it, I mean, how clueless can I be???
post #8 of 8
I was on anti-nausea meds with both my pregancies. I really want to get pg again this summer, but when I think of being that sick again (I'm not a vomiter and didn't barf much -- wish I did. I just live with the dibilitating nausea 24/7 and can't eat or drink) it makes me cringe. They say that if you are very sick with your first your chances of having it in subsequent pregnancies is much higher.
I just had a strange gastro intestinal thing last night that had me barfing a couple times and thougth, Oh, ugh. Do I really want to feel like this for three months. Good thing we weren't planning on starting ttc this month.:

I do have to admit that my boys are both worth any amount of nausea or barfing.
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