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Dreaded morning sickness anyone???

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Just joining! Congrats to all!

I am 6 weeks and m/s has already kicked in. The all day long nausea. Does anyone have any natural remedy? I'm deseperate. I have 3 other children and it's going to be so hard to get through my days if the next few months are like this! I know I sound like such a downer, I'm so blessed and lucky and overjoyed to be pregnant, I just can't deal with the 24/7 nausea. Anyone have any advice or going through it as well? Thanks mamas!
post #2 of 32
Congrats and welcome!

Lemon is supposed to help. Ginger, enough to smell on your body. There are herbs that are supposed to help, but I would not take without the advice of an nd or herbalist. Eating protein in a grazing style, small snacks vs large meals, (enough to have something in your belly, but not enough to make you full is also supposed to help. Good luck!
post #3 of 32


I have heard that anything sour helps. I have had a few waves of nausea, but it has not lasted all day/every day. Bummer. I am only 5w2d, though, so I may catch you up in a few.
post #4 of 32
I learned a lot about honey this summer, and raw honey is packed with minerals and vitamins and has the best blood sugar stabilizer you can get in such a small package, and it's a recommended cure for morning sickness. Take a big spoonful before going to bed and it's supposed to help you not feel like death when you wake up.

There was a specific recipe for all-day nausea that I've been using when my stomach gets gnarly on me for the last couple weeks...

1/2 to 1t apple cider vinegar (I use the lesser)
1 spoonful of honey

mix into a tall glass of water. It tastes kind of like a lemonadey weak apple juice. It's pretty bland, but drinkable, and the vinegar helps settle my stomach and the honey supposedly does good things for the blood sugar. All I know is that I drink a glass of this stuff when I'm starting to feel nauseous and a few minutes after it's down I feel more stable. ANd I can eat crackers and start moving up the food chain from there.

Eating apples helped me a lot in my last pregnancy when I was nauseous.
Hth
post #5 of 32
I'm so sorry mama!! I'm only 4 weeks and 2 days and nothing yet but I am seriously scared. I get it super bad and I've never found anything close to a cure and I think I"ve tried everything. In preperation for this pregnancy, I did a liver detox with my naturopath and I'm hoping that this will prevent me from getting MS this time or at least reduce it greatly.
post #6 of 32
I don't have ms yet this time, but last time I survived by slicing oranges and then sniffing them and eating them. Seriously, cut one in half then slice it (so the little sections are in bite size pieces. I left one by my bed every night so I could sniff it as needed then eat it before getting out of bed in the morning. Then snack on them throughout the day as needed.
post #7 of 32
Ginger is what worked for me last time. I would just constantly be chewing on pieces of fresh ginger, candied ginger, guzzling ginger tea, etc. Lavender or peppermint essential oil dropped onto a handkerchief so you can sniff it any time you have a wave of nausea really helps too. Morning sickness sucks.
post #8 of 32
I've also heard sea-bands work for some people. I'm sorry, Mama. It's still early for me (4w3d), but I'm already getting waves of nausea. I expect to be right there with you in a week or two.
post #9 of 32
I started getting on and off nausea at 9 dpo This kiddo must have implanted and gotten busy! Grazing helps, protein and fresh fruits and veggies sound the best at this point. And diary. I had some strawberries in cottage cheese earlier and it made the nausea go away. I can't complain too much, it'll go away in a few weeks
post #10 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions mamas. I'm going to start with the honey one first, sounds the most acceptable to my stomach at this point! It's just awful, i don't get waves of nausea I have it all day and night long. It wakes me up in the middle of the night and then keeps me awake. How am I going to get through this??? I cringe when I think of having to prepare food for my 3 other children or even change a diaper. How do some women escape this dreadfullness all together?? What does my body not like about being pregnant???? I need help!
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by MrsTC View Post
I learned a lot about honey this summer, and raw honey is packed with minerals and vitamins and has the best blood sugar stabilizer you can get in such a small package, and it's a recommended cure for morning sickness. Take a big spoonful before going to bed and it's supposed to help you not feel like death when you wake up.

There was a specific recipe for all-day nausea that I've been using when my stomach gets gnarly on me for the last couple weeks...

1/2 to 1t apple cider vinegar (I use the lesser)
1 spoonful of honey

mix into a tall glass of water. It tastes kind of like a lemonadey weak apple juice. It's pretty bland, but drinkable, and the vinegar helps settle my stomach and the honey supposedly does good things for the blood sugar. All I know is that I drink a glass of this stuff when I'm starting to feel nauseous and a few minutes after it's down I feel more stable. ANd I can eat crackers and start moving up the food chain from there.

Eating apples helped me a lot in my last pregnancy when I was nauseous.
Hth
I'm going to try both the honey and the honey/vinegar recipe--both sound ok to me right now, thanks!

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Originally Posted by wantads View Post
Thanks for the suggestions mamas. I'm going to start with the honey one first, sounds the most acceptable to my stomach at this point! It's just awful, i don't get waves of nausea I have it all day and night long. It wakes me up in the middle of the night and then keeps me awake. How am I going to get through this??? I cringe when I think of having to prepare food for my 3 other children or even change a diaper. How do some women escape this dreadfullness all together?? What does my body not like about being pregnant???? I need help!
I'm sorry I have 3 other kiddos, too, and am a little worried. I'm hoping they'll distract me, but I have the all-day issue, too and am being kept up at night by this icky feeling in my stomach. I don't think my body likes hcg at all. It lasts the whole pregnancy for me, too--but maybe this time will be different.
I've been sucking Gin-Gins--ginger hard candy made by The Ginger People. Got it at the health food store. If I suck on them constantly, one after the other, it actually helps.

I get tons of saliva, too, that I have to spit out or else it makes me sicker. Does anyone else get that? It's way yucky.
post #12 of 32
I've been having some nausea too and I went to my acupuncturist yesterday. She did a little work and gave me some suggestions. She said if you have a massager, you can use it to massage your stomach and gall bladder channels. The stomach channel is a thumb width to the outside of the bone in your calf on the front of your leg. It starts a hand width down from your knee. I hope that makes any sense! the other channel is basically just down the outside of your calf. Anyhow, I've been trying it and it seems to help. I'm also wearing those bracelets that apply pressure to your wrists. And I was reading in one of my books that a vitamin B6 supplement can help so I started that this morning. My book also recommended that some women find carbonated drinks easier to drink during early pregnancy. I'm trying all of it hoping at least some of it will help! I will also try the honey and vinegar drink...sounds good. I have used that minus the honey for reflux before with success. I hope we all start to feel better soon!
post #13 of 32
I thought of another thing that helped me last time, but am a little embarrassed to say it...beer. Non-alcoholic works fine, although I discovered that it helped because we were eating out and I craved my dh's regular beer and so had a sip and it really helped! So we got some NA beer and my dh would put a little in a juice glass for me to sip. That's fine, right?? It worked so much better that cola or ginger ale.
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by sonuptosondown View Post
I thought of another thing that helped me last time, but am a little embarrassed to say it...beer. Non-alcoholic works fine, although I discovered that it helped because we were eating out and I craved my dh's regular beer and so had a sip and it really helped! So we got some NA beer and my dh would put a little in a juice glass for me to sip. That's fine, right?? It worked so much better that cola or ginger ale.
Just FYI, NA beer _does_ have alcohol. Not a lot, but some. Personally, I wouldn't do it because I am an all-or-nothing kinda gal. But I know many women who have chosen to drink small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy and I don't think there is necessarily anything wrong with that. I don't think there is any evidence that small amounts of alcohol can cause any harm. But I could be wrong.
post #15 of 32
Yes, it does have alcohol in it, but very, very little. And I'm talking about a juice glass, not drinking a whole bottle. Not trying to advocate drinking while pg, but in month 6 of pg and still with ms, those were desperate times.
post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by sonuptosondown View Post
Yes, it does have alcohol in it, but very, very little. And I'm talking about a juice glass, not drinking a whole bottle. Not trying to advocate drinking while pg, but in month 6 of pg and still with ms, those were desperate times.
Youch. I feel for you. And I am totally not criticizing, just pointing it out in case you didn't know.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by sonuptosondown View Post
I thought of another thing that helped me last time, but am a little embarrassed to say it...beer. Non-alcoholic works fine, although I discovered that it helped because we were eating out and I craved my dh's regular beer and so had a sip and it really helped! So we got some NA beer and my dh would put a little in a juice glass for me to sip. That's fine, right?? It worked so much better that cola or ginger ale.
Just curious - does ginger beer work for you? I know, totally not beer or ginger ale but the others made me curious...
post #18 of 32
Thread Starter 
Someone mentioned going to an acupuncturiest . . . does that help? Anyone with experience here? I have an appt on friday. I'm so close to wanting zofran, I've never taken anything with my other 3 pregnancies and I don't know I could this time, but I'm desperate already . . .
post #19 of 32
Mine is starting. Nothing natural has ever worked for me, so I'm going with meds again. I have some leftover Zofran from last time and I'm going to request more at my first appt. I wish I could find something natural that helps!
post #20 of 32
Nothing yet (im only 9dpo), but i never had any with DD....so heres hoping!
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