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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I've mostly been lurking because I'm really superstitious and nervous about this pregnancy; I'll probably get much more active when I hit 12 weeks (I'm due late July/early August).<br><br>
But here's my question: I have to fly across the country later this week and I'm worried b/c even though I haven't thrown up, I'm queasy all the time - especially when I stand up, or sit still without distractions, or think about it, or especially between about 3:30 and 6:30 in the afternoon. It's not terrible - I can still eat most foods - but there's this constant feeling that it could get worse any second. Last time around, I don't think it was this bad, and I didn't have to fly until 2nd tri.<br><br>
First of all, what can I take with me to help? I've read some of the m/s threads and am thinking: ginger candy, lemon drops, mint, sugar water. what else? I don't want meds since I haven't thrown up yet.<br><br>
Second of all, my dh is flying out with me but I'm staying an extra two days, and am flying back alone with my 23-month-old. With plane changes. And no extra seat for the baby (not that he would sit in it if we had one). During my low period in the day. Any tips or advice? I have this frightening image of me needing more and more sick bags while trying not to have anything land on my son or the horrified passengers in my row!
 

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Ugh. Flying with a toddler is no fun, especially with morning sickness. I've had to fly alot with my daughter and my most recent trip was while m/s was just starting up.<br><br>
Your list of things to bring sounds good. I have been using those preggie pop drops and they help me a bit. I'm not sure if there is really a difference between those and lemon drops and other candies, but maybe they're worth a shot too. Oh and maybe get some essential oils that you like to smell, so you can take a whiff of those too. I like lemon and spearmint this time around. Do Saltines or any snacks in your stomach help?<br><br>
Will your toddler sleep for part of the time hopefully? If you've flown with a toddler before you probably now the tricks of the trade. My daughter loves playing with a sticker book, a little set of magnets, color wonder markers and things like that.<br><br>
Also, if you check in early and the plane is not full, ask for an infant block for the seat next to you. If there is an empty seat on the plane they'll then try to keep that free for you.<br><br>
Don't worry about the other passengers, they'll be fine. Just take care of yourself.<br><br>
Good luck and remember this too shall pass <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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I flew at 15/16 weeks last time with a 2 & 3 year old to Hawaii, about 12 hours of flying. I wore those accupressure bracelets the whole time and started taking Unisom/B6 the week of the trip. I still threw up on the plane, but not much. Just make sure you bring a change of close and keep the vomit bags handy! And hopefully you can get some rest asap when you arrive there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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You could also think about carrying a lemon half in your pocket in a baggie. You can smell it if you're feeling queasy. Lots of people find that helpful. Of course you'll be carrying a lemon in your pocket, which is just one more thing to explain to airport security!
 
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