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Old 12-02-2009, 12:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm pretty sure that's what I have, anyway. I'll spare you the details

I'm almost 34 weeks, don't like to take anything unless I have to, obviously, but I'm open to herbal/nutritional soothers. Never had a stomach issue while pregnant before. Can I just say ouch? Any recommendations? Thanks.

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Hey there,

I just had a stomach flu that lasted for 2 weeks. It started with vomiting and then turned into diarrhea for two weeks plus nausea. The less I ate, the worse the diarrhea and nausea became.

But I did learn a lot about coping with stomach problems during this experience. If you're having nausea, I would suggest ginger capsules twice a day, homeopathic remedies like nux vomica and ipecacuana. Occasionally I eat a tums when my stomach is burning.

If you're having diarrhea, try integrating the BRAT diet into your foods (Bananas, Rice, Apples/Apple sauce, and Toast). Drink fluids with electrolytes like Pedialyte, or a more natural alternative, emerge-n-c or however it's spelled. Try to not stop taking your pre-natal vitamins as I found it contributed to my nausea when I wasn't taking them. Now that I'm finally back on them, I haven't had it as strong.

Good luck with everything. I am still recovering and I wouldn't wish my experience on anyone!

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