Okay ladies, bring it on. I want any and all suggestions for combating "morning" sickness. Crackers? Jolly Ranchers? Seabands? B6? Hopping on one foot and squaking like a chicken? No suggestion is too out there for this thread.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I will watch this thread with interest...the seabands have done me no good, unfortunately.</div>
Yeah, I haven't tried them yet, but the last time I was out scuba diving I swear they actually made me feel worse!
Nibble on ginger...you can get some at your healtfood store or trader joes. I bought some just in case but I am not feeling sickly.<br><br>
Keep some high protien snacks by your bed at night so when you get up to pee you can grab some. The theory behind this being that sometimes when you get too hungry, like in the morning, this can cause or contribute to 'morning' sickness. The same would apply throughout the day, keep eating snacks and keep hydrated. It works for some but not for others. Also eating in the middle of the night can combat insomnia for many.<br><br>
Best of luck, Paige
Cheese nips (or a cheap knock off), oddly enough. They worked better for me than saltines.<br><br>
Honey nut mini shredded wheats, sea bands (do you have them on correctly?), eating a snack in the middle of the night.<br><br>
Of course, there were some days where nothing helped. I just reminded myself that the sicker I felt, the better the baby was attached.
Apple cider vinegar is working wonders for me. Just put a teaspoon in a small glass of water and sip on it through the day. I probably go through 2 or 3 glasses of it a day. You can add a little honey if you can't take the vinegar taste. The key is to use unfiltered, unpasturized apple cider vinegar with the 'mother' in it, which is the beneficial microorganisms. You will not get the benefit from pasturized acv.<br><br>
I was so sick last week I stayed on the couch for 3 days. The day I started the acv I started feeling better and now I am barely sick at all. I do have to keep something in my stomach at all times as well or I will start to get nauseous.
So far, Alka Seltzer Gold (it doesn't have aspirin), lemon Crystal Geyser mineral water, english muffins with lots of butter, Uncle Sam cereal with a little nonfat milk, tofu...am still experimenting.
About unpasturized stuff... there is a very small risk of Listeria. The risk also exists with deli and salad bar cross contamination from cooked and pasturized foods. You can find out info about Listeria here ...<br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;"><a href="http://www.ific.org/publications/brochures/upload/Listeriosis-Pregnancy-What-is-Your-Risk.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ific.org/publications/bro...-Your-Risk.pdf</a> Although this lists many things it does not list apple juice, I do believe there was an outbreak from unpasturized apple juice once.</span><br><br><span style="font-family:Arial;">Here's a detailed risk report...</span><br><a href="http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/lmr2-2.html" target="_blank">http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/lmr2-2.html</a><br><br>
I just don't know if I would stop eating brie and feta (they are my favorites...I am a dairy queen!!), I have not yet been faced with the decision, and the risk is rare...<br><br>
Eating lots of small frequent snacks/meals, exercising daily in the fresh air if possible, and laying down for a quick rest(even if it's only 5-15min) as soon as fatigue hits. I have a harder time dealing with nausea when I'm tired, and boy am I already tired this time around! But.. it's amazing how recharged I get from just laying down for even a few minutes. As bad as I detest it, the exercise really does something for me. Some days it's so hard to make myself get going, especially if I'm already feeling yucko, but if I just do it I feel so much better.<br><br>
Anyway, those are the things that worked best for me last pregnancy, and so far it's keeping the nausea manageable this time too.
My first pregnancy, as long as I ate every 2 hours (or less haha) I was okay. The Seabands only helped if I started them before I felt sick.<br><br>
My second, I ate anything sour, and sucked on sour candies constantly (lemon drops or Skittles particularly). I had to put juice in my water to tolerate it at all. I had to stay away from meat, and ate a lot of bagels and other carbs. Seabands helped some, but again only if I started them when I felt okay, and they didnt last very long. I had to use mouthwash instead of brushing my teeth, the friction made me gag. Getting enough sleep was a big help too.<br><br>
This one so far I am also craving sour, and again I need to just constantly eat. I havent been actively sick yet, but nausea is definitely ramping up. The Seabands are helping some. Sleep is again crucial, as is juice in my water (or iced green tea) and having liquids separately from meals. Blueberries (and strawberries to a lesser extent) make me feel good, too, for some reason. I'm eating English muffins, too, like swtpesq <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> What helps seems to change every day, and less is working well every day too (boohoo, I'm not quite 6w so I have awhile to go).
Saltines with ginger ale or lemonade through a straw have been working okay for me. I found that the Seabands dug too tightly into my wrists and didn't do much. Eating regularly, drinking a lot of water, and getting enough sleep/resting during the day helps. I found that these measures were enough to control the m/s from weeks 6-8, but now that I'm over 8 weeks, they are helping less. I think about 8 weeks is supposed to be the m/s peak mark, so I'm hoping that is true for me!
lemon water is helping me along with ginger ale. I am also finding that meat is not agreeing with me and that I need to stay away. Crackers and toast and eggo waffles also help me. Mine tends to get the worst at the night but I find if eat well at dinner and have another snack I'm ok (at least I have been tonight and was last night).
Well, I'm not sure what did it (since I put on the Seabands and started taking B6 and started munching steadily on trail mix and tracked down a case of Vernor's Ginger Ale and had hubby buy me a bag of Jolly Ranchers all within one 24 hour period <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: ) but I am feeling a bit better. I actually managed to get down two real meals yesterday! Today I'm even considering getting out of the house, maybe taking ds to the Children's Museum to burn off some energy. Okay, maybe that's just wishfull thinking...Where the heck are those saltines??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick">
I eat a ton of small meals throughout the day and drink ice water. I also have natural italian mineral water that has natural carbonation but no sugar. Bagel, english muffins, anything bread related really helps.
Ok, ladies..this may sound a bit extreme...<br><br>
but my midwife (whom I love and trust and has been a mw since 1978) suggested for very yucky morning sickness, a 5 day juice fast cures it..<i><b>CURES</b></i> it 99% of the time. Drink all the water, vegetable and fruit juice that you want, but no solid food. I didn't try it because I'm at the end of the first trimester and am starting to feel better...<br><br>
I guess if you're desparate! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
Check out this thread:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=431417" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=431417</a><br><br>
I'm working toward not hemorraghing after this birth. Coincidentally, the things that support liver function and blood building are also suspected m/s remedies. I'm doing wheat grass juice daily, green smoothies, and floradix, which has a high level of B6. I also drink water with unpasturized acv. I feel queasy sometimes, but it's triggered mainly by smell & it passes quickly.
Keeping food and liquid in my tummy seems to be working well here, so far. Also going for regular walks, which is helping with the naseau and fatigue. And I find that anything too sweet or too rich (which basically cuts out all my favorite happy foods) sets me off.<br><br>
Oh, and ice cream sandwiches make my tummy really happy. Last time I found cinnamon buns and eggo waffles and chocolate milk were my lifeline (all I could consume before noon).<br><br>
I also started to cut down on nursing a little bit, and that is helping becuase I am not quite so hungry and thirsty.