I'm new to the forum, but looking over past posts, there seem to be lots of people with useful information on here.
I would like to do things as naturally and organically as possible, but I'm trying to figure out how to balance that with the supplements and such I need.
First off, I'm about 6 weeks with my first pregnancy, and I've already had one ER visit due to hyperemesis. They gave me Zophran and Phenergan to take home. I take the Zophran two to three times a day most days to keep anything down (at this point, pretty much bananas, bread, milk, and 7-up). I try and avoid the Phenergan, but to even keep down rice and chicken, I have to take it.
Does anyone have any safer, more natural suggestions? I would really like to be able to eat something and not take Phenergan.
Second, in my quest for pre-natal vitamins and supplements, I have decided on Garden of Life Prenatals, but from what I've read, I'll also need a calcium supplement. Best/safest calcium supplement?
The Zophran also tends to cause constipation, and since I can't eat foods high in fiber, I figured a fiber supplement would be helpful. Suggestions for a safe fiber supplement, in pill form?
I suppose these would be good questions for an OB, but I don't know if I'll have any luck finding one that's more natural, esp. with my insurance, and it'll be about two weeks before I have my first visit, and I don't want to wait that long.
Congratulations. I like to us New Chapter Organics I like a prenatal and a omega supplement. I buy mine online and its a lot cheaper. http://www.vitacost.com/new-chapter-organics-perfect-prenatal-96-tablets
as for nausea, I use peppermint oil, patchouli oil and add ginger to my fresh juice.
If you do a search for hypermesis it will bring up several threads with lots of btdt posts. There was one recently about taking milk thistle and wild yam (among other things) and it seemed to work for some women. I didn't have HG but had pretty severe nausea this time around. What worked for me was to eat mostly protein and limit carbs, lots of ginger tea and ginger chews, and eating the smallest amount at a time-- some days just two crackers every hour. I don't think I ate a true meal for two months.
I couldn't stomach pills when my morning sickness was bad, but now I take the following: rainbow light prenatal one-a-day, whole mega fish oil pills by new chapter, blood builder by mega foods (for anemia), and florajen3 probiotics. The last really helps with constipation. Maybe someone could recommend a good fiber pill. During my first pregnancy I had pretty bad constipation and took magnesium which helped a little.
Jean, feminist mama raising three boys: W (7), E (5) and L (2.15.13)