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post #21 of 152
My plan for a nausea free pregnancy next time...

PreNatal Blend by SuperNutrition 6 tablets a day
Milk thistle (3 a day with meals)
Ultra Omega 3 NOW brand 2000 EPA/1000 DHA
Absorb-Aid (2 with each meal) enzymes

NOW gr8dopholis high quality, 8 strain, entric coated Probiotic (1-2 capsules
every time food goes into mouth)

MorningSicknessBalm as needed or 1/4 tsp 3x a day, a ginger tincture, from
http://www.Mountainmeadowherbs.com




I plan to start with the milk thistle and the fish oilaprox 6 months before STARTING TO TRY FOR A BABY and then add the rest of the supplements when pregnancy is confirmed. ALso I will probably take the Ginger stuff before TTC too. I already take the multivitamin...its great!!I may try to start the EFA oils supplement befoe concieving too, but the LIVER is a HUGE key in the morning sickness thing. I maybe will do a few liver detoxes also before trying for a baby! I dont plan on having too much nausea.

I also have the option of Raw Apple Cidar Vinegar too, if I want it.

I have had Morning sickness pretty bad and Ive had 3 babies. Ive did enough research,now I just hope I can get pregnant when the time comes to try for a baby!

I have read of women after taking the Absorb-Aid, Milk Thistle and the Entrox, they have pretty much nausea free pregnancies, and it takes almsot all Morning Sickness away!!! I think its going to work!!
post #22 of 152
Thread Starter 
This is so cool to see this thread still going strong! I wasn't online for a long time & it's neat to see posts still going!

I added another herb for nausea in pregnancy. It's False Unicorn tincture.

I think prepping pre-TTC is soooo important, especially for any woman with a history of nausea/vomitting during pregnancy. And, ESPECIALLY for anyone like me who had HG in a prior pregnancy.

My DH and I are still planning to decide at the end of the year if we want to TTC or not. We've talked about it on & off, and we're still not agreeing. I'm envisioning at the end of the year us both feeling the same way in our hearts (whichever way that is). I pray my desires merge with his a bit more. That said, I love him a lot more than an imaginary baby!

Happy prepping & gestating! If any of you end up pregnant, PLEASE, post what you did & about your nausea level!
post #23 of 152
Thank you so much for this thread! I had HG with my last pregnancy and praying that I don't this time, I don't know if I can handle it again. Especially now that I have 2 running around, and one that needs a bit extra attention.

Last time the m/s started at 2 weeks, this time it just started over the weekend. I'm thankful that I've had this long without it! I'm hoping I can do something to keep it from getting bad.

So, off to read and take notes!
post #24 of 152
Spark, your info here and on the HER site has really, really helped me! Thank you for being such a huge advocate for helping women with HG, this pg has been radically different (still not "GREAT") in many ways because of you.

I'm still on the WYR and now I'm on it for PTL. It's my miracle this time.

Thanks!
post #25 of 152
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Spark, your info here and on the HER site has really, really helped me! Thank you for being such a huge advocate for helping women with HG, this pg has been radically different (still not "GREAT") in many ways because of you.

I'm still on the WYR and now I'm on it for PTL. It's my miracle this time.

Thanks!
Oh, Jessica, thank you for saying such kind sweet words. I am sooo pulling for you! You and your babe are in my thoughts & sending you lots of stay put, calming vibes! Have you thought about adding False Unicorn tincture, too? I'll go PM you the info I have on it...
post #26 of 152
I don't want to rock the statistics, but I'll just post my 3 pregnancy experiences:

#1 - moderate morning sickness, occasional vomiting.
- tried accupressure bracelets, ginger, lemon.
- took a multivitamin and occasional flax oil.

#2 - mild to moderate morning sickness, occasional vomiting, PUPPPs rash after delivery
- tried accupressure bracelets, homeopathy.
- took a multivitamin, flax oil, occasional probiotic, occasional More Milk Two tincture.

#3 - severe morning sickness, vomitting, weight loss.
- tried accupressure bracelets, ginger, lemon, homeopathy, B6/Unisom for 10 weeks.
- took prenatal multivitamin, flax oil, vegan DHA, Perfect Food, probiotic, vegan protein powder, coconut milk, dandelion root 2-3x per day, milk thistle every other day, pregnancy tea, Tums (because of the acid from vomitting so much) . And I ate a ton of strawberries, one of the few things I could stomach, so I know I was getting ample vitamin C!

I was taking the dandelion root and milk thistle to avoid the PUPPPs rash with #3, which I did avoid successfully. But that was by far the worst morning sickness I have ever experienced. I could only keep water down many times. So for me those two herbs absolutely did not help my morning sickness. However, I will try taking them prenatally next time (if it's not a 4th Oops Baby!).

- Krista
post #27 of 152
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Ooh, Krista, thank you for posting this! Good work avoiding PUPPs. Pupps & severe morning sickness are both related to the liver in many eastern practices. Can I ask you some questions about your program for #3?
- Did you start Milk Thistle prenatally? Or at least as soon as BFP? When did you start it & how much were you taking?
- Did you start B6/Unisom at BFP?
- Ginger, what form did you take it in & how much/when did you start it?
- What was the coconut milk for? I haven't heard of that for morning sickness.
post #28 of 152
I need a bit of clarification on the milk thistle. I believe it stated 3 caps for a max of 280mg. I have found capsules of varying strengths, so would this be 3 100mg capsules a day? I also found 70mg, among others.
post #29 of 152
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, I'd probably do the 3 x 100mg personally. But, you could certainly max out at 4 of the 70mg split over 4 times during the day. Or combine one dose at 2 caps. I think it's totally your preference. Wishing you a healthy & easy pregnancy!
post #30 of 152
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Originally Posted by Spark View Post
Ooh, Krista, thank you for posting this! Good work avoiding PUPPs. Pupps & severe morning sickness are both related to the liver in many eastern practices. Can I ask you some questions about your program for #3?
- Did you start Milk Thistle prenatally? Or at least as soon as BFP? When did you start it & how much were you taking?
- Did you start B6/Unisom at BFP?
- Ginger, what form did you take it in & how much/when did you start it?
- What was the coconut milk for? I haven't heard of that for morning sickness.
Milk Thistle - started around 6 weeks (didn't know I was pregnant until 5 weeks) as soon as the slightest morning sickness started, but wasn't taking it every day at first.
B6/Unisom - I was already taking B6, but was nervous about the Unisom with 2 other kids to care for, so I waited until I was dying , so I took it from week 15-26.
Ginger - I used the natural crystallized form, very spicy tasting.
Coconut milk - It just made all of the smoothie ingredients palatable, plus it has lots of healthy fats.
post #31 of 152
So totally going to try these things! I was so sick with my 2 pgs. I vomited non-stop for 20 weeks. Vomiting bile is the WORST!!!! I forced myself to eat melon because it would actually help my throat not burn as much during vomiting and because I did not like bile coming up. Of course many times I vomited so much at one sitting that eventually bile came. When IVs were mentioned I would lie about the vomiting because I hate hate hate IVs.

I'm TTc right now and I'm going to get Milk Thistle asap and start taking it.

I've been taking a prenatal vit for a few months and I just bought some Floradix for the extra iron.

Oh Spark, thanks for linking this in your siggie. That's how I found this thread!
post #32 of 152
Thread Starter 
veganF, I hope you get more relief this time around.

Kleine, you're so welcome! I hope it works for you!

So, I'm pregnant! I'm soooo glad we were talking about TTC possibly in December, because I had started my B-6 and Milk Thistle. I have been an absolute stickler for this. And, I've followed the directions and limits in the OP precisely.

Upon BFP, I started:
150 mg of B-6 spread out into 3 doses (just cheap stuff from grocery store, I take vit C for absorbtion)
Wild Yam Root in pill form 3x per day PLUS by Mannatech
Milk Thistle 3x per day
Extra folic acid (800 mcg total)
Probiotics (Kefir)
Water with lemon
Enzymes before meals Simplexity Health Enzymes
1 unisom at bedtime (along with one of the B-6's) - I take this only because of my history with severe Nausea and Vomitting in Pregnancy (NVP)
Flax Seed Oil (this isn't really NVP prevention)


I am now 5w, 3d. At this point in my last pregnancy I was already vomitting profusely. But, get this... I HAVE BEEN 100% NAUSEA FREE!!!!! I have never been pregnant this long & not nauseaus!!!!!! I pray it keeps up.

I have been religious about getting all my supplments in. And, very diligent about starting them as soon as I tested positive.

I hope this info helps someone else, too! Everyone has added such great info about what works and what doesn't work for them. Thank you!
post #33 of 152
Thanks for all this information. I wish I knew it earlier. We are currently waiting for our PFP in the next week. :

I went to the health food store this afternoon to pick up ginger root, milk thistle, and B-6 with vitamin c. I picked up the ginger and milk thistle. I will start the milk thistle tonight. I did not find any B-6 with vitamin c combined. I have been looking online without much success either. My prenatals have 166mg of vitamin c, so if I took the B-6 (it only has 16 mg) with it would that allow it to absorb.

Thanks in advance!
post #34 of 152
Thread Starter 
Hi, Blissful - I just bought cheap store brand b-6 (i'm sure it's not as good as health food store quality), but then I try to take it with some food that has Vitamin C in it or with my prenatal (has C in it, too).

So far most people who have tried Wild Yam Root at higher doses are having really good success with it. Might be something for you to look for.

Best wishes! Hope you see your BFP soon!
post #35 of 152
I thought I'd post an update. I'm pregnant again and did the protocol and still have hyperemesis I have a friend that it is working really well for though.
I have learned that I'm hypothyroid and likely have some adrenal fatigue. I didn't get tested until I was pregnant, but I have had many symptoms for at least 10 years. I am hoping I've found what is making me so sick. Even if it isn't related to the hyperemesis it's still good to know so I can at least feel somewhat better!
post #36 of 152
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linguistmama - I'm so sorry you're so sick. That's so difficult. I hope you have some good hlep to take care of your DD. HG is bad enough without other children to take care of... but much worse when you have to parent, too.

So, did you do B-6 and Milk Thistle then pre-pregnancy then? And, what did you start upon your BFP?

I do think there are different causes of HG. The Wild Yam root that I'm taking is in a forumula for the endocrine system. http://www.purenhealthy.com/Mannatec...p/man-1005.htm

Because I'm taking so many things, I'm not sure exactly what it is that is keeping me N/V free. I'm not about to start subracting to figure it out though!

Wishing you the best possible pregnancy for you!
post #37 of 152
Thanks Spark! I am going to start the Wild Yam Root as soon as I get the official BFP. :

linguistmama
post #38 of 152
I'm glad you're feeling better this time Spark!
I took milk thistle, a multivitamin and b complex for 5 months before getting pregnant and also tried the wild yam root at the bfp.
Promethazine works really well for me so I'm feeling ok now. But we would like to have a third child and I'm not sure if I want to do this again. I hope to get some good adrenal and thyroid support and see if that would enable me to get off medication. If I was able to then we would have a third and hopefully I would not be sick or at least less sick.
post #39 of 152
Thread Starter 
I'm so glad the Promethazine is working so well for you. I'm just so sorry you're sick. HG is just ugly! I hope you get a repreive soon or do you usually have HG the entire 9 months?

Good to know that the Milk Thistle, B6, Wild Yam Root isn't everyone's silver bullet.
post #40 of 152
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I'm so glad the Promethazine is working so well for you. I'm just so sorry you're sick. HG is just ugly! I hope you get a repreive soon or do you usually have HG the entire 9 months?

Good to know that the Milk Thistle, B6, Wild Yam Root isn't everyone's silver bullet.
I had HG the whole time with dd, but at the end I only needed a very small dose of meds every few days. In some ways my hg is pretty mild compared to others. At least something works for me, even if it is drugs!
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