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post #101 of 152
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Originally Posted by Family4Christ View Post
Take a look at this, it's working for me so far...http://www.karenhurd.com/concern_morning_sickness.html
I'd heard this too! In addition to doing the prenatal preparation in this thread, when I felt any nausea coming on I ran for a can of baked beans. Totally worked.
post #102 of 152
How often did you need to eat beans for it to work? I'm not exactly fond of beans. I can get down refried beans or baked goods with bean flower, but regular beans gross me out.
post #103 of 152
That's awesome! It's been working for me too!

Cameragirl, if you read the article, she explains how much and frequency and maintenance "dose" once things improve.
post #104 of 152
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How often did you need to eat beans for it to work? I'm not exactly fond of beans. I can get down refried beans or baked goods with bean flower, but regular beans gross me out.
Any time I felt like some nausea might be coming on, the way most women would run for crackers or toast. It was mostly baked beans, but sometimes refried as well. The preconception/pregnancy I used this protocol I never puked or lost weight, as opposed to my first, where I bottomed out at 93 pounds. My story is post 66 I believe.

It might be tough if you hate beans. I was raised in a vegetarian home, so I've always eaten a ton of them.
post #105 of 152
I am in <3 with this thread. I went to the health food store today and dropped $100 on pills of all sorts. When I set it out on the counter at home, it occurred to me that if I am sick like last time, I will not be able to take 5 million pills a day. I got tinctures for the wild yam and something else (can't remember).

I do have a question if anyone is still reading. I take all the b6, vit C, folic acid, omega 3 in addition to a prenatal, yes/no?
post #106 of 152
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Originally Posted by forest~mama View Post
I am in <3 with this thread. I went to the health food store today and dropped $100 on pills of all sorts. When I set it out on the counter at home, it occurred to me that if I am sick like last time, I will not be able to take 5 million pills a day. I got tinctures for the wild yam and something else (can't remember).

I do have a question if anyone is still reading. I take all the b6, vit C, folic acid, omega 3 in addition to a prenatal, yes/no?
I added the pre-natal when we started to TTC, not during pre-TTC cleanse. It just didn't seem necessary to me that early and all the other stuff was SO expensive already. Good luck!
post #107 of 152
Thanks food machine! I'll add one asap. I'm taking most all of the stuff the OP tried, and so far it's working. I'm just 5w1d, but this is a week later than I was sick last time- I'll take any time I can get!
post #108 of 152
I hear ya´. I like to believe it helped some. My midwife also does acupunture and I started that when I started to feel sick. At least I didn't end up in the hospital this time and I didn't need as high dosage of as strong medicine this time. So, that's something. Once more, good luck!
post #109 of 152
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post #110 of 152
bumping. This thread should be made a sticky. smile.gif
post #111 of 152
I've avoided HG this time! Woohoo! I have eaten a lot of beans, mainly because meat hasn't always been attractive to me. I'm at 12 weeks with only daily nauseau and minimal vomiting during the first trimester.
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post #113 of 152
whiningpuker.blogspot.com/2010/07/low-carb-diet-now-for-morning-sickness.html

so i've been on a lowcarb paleo diet since prior to conceiving and have stayed on it because as soon as i tried to up my carbs i got hit with a wall of nausea. I call it the cure for morning sickness and have found other women online eating lowcarb who have no negative symptoms of pregnancy. Apparently there is a Dr. Fox who put his patients on a very low carb diet for infertility and to prevent miscarriage who has found quite accidentally that his patients do not experience morning sickness either!

Anyways, it's definitely something to consider when facing pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting.hiningpuker.blogspot.com/2010/07/low-carb-diet-now-for-morning-sickness.html

so i've been on a lowcarb paleo diet since prior to conceiving and have stayed on it because as soon as i tried to up my carbs i got hit with a wall of nausea. I call it the cure for morning sickness and have found other women online eating lowcarb who have no negative symptoms of pregnancy. Apparently there is a Dr. Fox who put his patients on a very low carb diet for infertility and to prevent miscarriage who has found quite accidentally that his patients do not experience morning sickness either!

Anyways, it's definitely something to consider when facing pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting.
post #114 of 152

 

 

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so i've been on a lowcarb paleo diet since prior to conceiving and have stayed on it because as soon as i tried to up my carbs i got hit with a wall of nausea. I call it the cure for morning sickness and have found other women online eating lowcarb who have no negative symptoms of pregnancy. Apparently there is a Dr. Fox who put his patients on a very low carb diet for infertility and to prevent miscarriage who has found quite accidentally that his patients do not experience morning sickness either!

 

Absolutely!

 

I do Primal/Paleo nutrition/pregnancy coaching and have found that the 100% compliant, low-carb mamas have experienced no M/S and minimal & sometimes no nausea at all as long as they started the diet a few months before ttc..   They were all sufficient in Vitamin D & magnesium as well.

 

It doesn't make any evolutionary sense for us to have M/S.

 

Personally, I am convinced that optimal nutrition pre-conception & all the way through is essential.  If you have excellent nutrition, your liver should be functioning properly. 

 

A diet too high in carbs, especially fructose from High Fructose corn syrup in sodas and other processed "food" will put a heavy load on the liver which is not designed to process that much fructose.  So it makes sense to me that milk thistle & other liver support would work--but better to get your diet tuned in, so your liver isn't overloaded in the first place.

 

Low carb also helps because it keeps your blood sugar stable.  nod.gif

 

Eating frequently can do the same thing if you aren't low carb, but it isn't always effective.


Edited by lovestolearn - 8/30/11 at 12:55pm
post #115 of 152

Bump.  Always helps to try new things!

post #116 of 152

I just found this thread and hoping it's not too late to find some relief.

 

Here's my story:

 

Preg.#1: severe m/s at 6-10-ish weeks.

iv fluids

5 days of meds

lost 10lbs

 

Preg#2: icky m/s 6-10 weeks

homeopathics, tinctures

prenatal supplement protocol

breastfeeding

lost 5+lbs

 

Preg#3: m/s 6--? weeks (I'm at 8.3weeks)

homeopathics

prenatal supplement protocol

breastfeeding

hospitalized for dehydration 2 days

currently taking zofran

lost 12lbs (from 105lbs)

 

Let me add that I also take a T3/T4 for hypothyroidism, and am having my levels closely monitored.

I have been in bed since returning fom the hospital (about 6 days) and have started to eat and drink. Still nauseas. Throwing up alot less but I'm also in bed all day and if I try to walk around too much I am exhausted for hours.

I really want to be proactive about this! If there's anything I can do to help my body along I want to do it.

 

Little by little I've been reintoducing my supplements--prenatal caps, probiotics and b complex (i also usually take fish oil, vit, d oil, vit c with cal/mag)

My diet is not so great but just what i can get down. I just don't want things to snowball!

 

Any suggestions or words of encouragement?

 

Thanks:)

post #117 of 152

Hi all--I'm back here with my fourth pregnancy and trying once against to get a head start on HG prep. (I used to be "HennyPenny" here btw, but I changed my username :) )

 

 

Anyhow since this pregnancy was VERY unexpected, I didn't get to try anything pre-conception, but every since my last pregnancy (my little one is 2.5 now) I have been drinking dandelion tea nearly every day for liver support. I found that I'm prone to gallbladder attacks and other digestive upset and constipation, and it helped curb it. My plan was to wait until I was done nursing and do a total detox before even considering another baby. But... well obviously that didn't happen!

 

I reckon I'm 4 weeks now. I started two days ago with:

 

  • 2 cups of dandelion root tea every day (have been doing this forever anyhow)
  • Milk Thistle 2xs a day (It's a higher than recommended dosage so I cut it back to twice a day until I get the right measurements.)
  • probiotics daily
  • vitamin C 1000 mg 3xs a day (I think I may be overdoing it, but I can't afford anymore herbs and there were on hand.)
  • Mommy's Bliss: b6 25mg // ginger 200mg  4xs day.

 

so far I'm not sick, but I never get sick this early on. Not usually until about 6.5 weeks.

 

I eat a relatively low-carb diet compared to most people, but lately I've been letting a few more carbs into my diet b/c we've been struggling A LOT financially so I couldn't afford as many non-carb foods to fill our bellies. (That's a whole other issue to tackle!) When I do eat carbs they are whole grain. Sometimes I sneak sugary or honey things like my daily tea with honey or a cookie. Got to cut that out now! :)

 

Here is to hoping, and praying that I don't have HG this time!!!

 

Spark--I never did find out how things went for you. Are you still around MDC??

post #118 of 152

I wanted to ad--- Though I am trying hard to sound upbeat, I am actually nearly paralyzed with fear. I cannot believe I am facing going through severe HG again. How do I handle the possiblity of losing another nine months of my life--of my kid's and husband's lives--to HG? I am sobbed out.

 

I am so very scared. I cannot believe how the joy of being pregnant with a little life is completely ruined by the fear of dying--or being in enough physical pain to wish I were dead. When the little line turned blue it didn't say "you're going to be a mother again!" , it said, "you're going to be deathly ill for nine months again!". That breaks my heart!

 

But here I am again. And I want this baby. And all I can do is beg God for mercy that this time around I wont have HG again. And hope that this time he answers me. Please!

post #119 of 152
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Originally Posted by Tzipporah View Post

I wanted to ad--- Though I am trying hard to sound upbeat, I am actually nearly paralyzed with fear. I cannot believe I am facing going through severe HG again. How do I handle the possiblity of losing another nine months of my life--of my kid's and husband's lives--to HG? I am sobbed out.

 

I am so very scared. I cannot believe how the joy of being pregnant with a little life is completely ruined by the fear of dying--or being in enough physical pain to wish I were dead. When the little line turned blue it didn't say "you're going to be a mother again!" , it said, "you're going to be deathly ill for nine months again!". That breaks my heart!

 

But here I am again. And I want this baby. And all I can do is beg God for mercy that this time around I wont have HG again. And hope that this time he answers me. Please!

 

You may want to check out EFT for your fear.  I just helped a client in a very similar situation.  Blessings!
 

 

post #120 of 152

 

 

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so far I'm not sick, but I never get sick this early on. Not usually until about 6.5 weeks.

 

 

that in it self you are sooooooo luck!

 

I went from exactly the 4th week until minutes prior to my DS being born- my 2nd and it was far worse than the 1st and that was soooooo bad

 

I needed accupunture weekly from 6 weeks on until the end and a GREAT Dr that understands! 

 

you can not live with the fear - excepting and knowing it WILL end is the key! great info here but the mind set plays so much

 

when so many don't understand find someone who does (in my case my OB and the acupuncturist) were the key

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