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<p>More on tonic water in case anyone besides me cares :)</p>
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<p>What I learned (through extensive googling) is that quinine has been used as a folk-remedy abortafacient (because quinine was widely available in certain cultures and at certain times) but it rarely works, instead the high doses cause fetal abnormalities.  Quinine is a category C drug- which means that there is no known  research on the drug and pregnant women.  It is used to treat malaria in pregnant women and it is also known to pass through the placenta.   Commercial tonic water has a very small dose of quinine as it's used only for flavoring. </p>
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<p>I plan to ask my midwife more about it when I meet with her in a few weeks.</p>
 

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<p>high protein right b4 bed or in the middle of the night are really helping me, b'h! nak.</p>
 

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<p>I don't have bad morning sickness....just a bit of nausea (car sick feeling) around 11 am and again around 1 pm, which usually only lasts up to a half hour at best.</p>
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<p>All I've really needed to help with it is crackers or usually I'll just pop a couple of Preggie Pops and that does the trick!</p>
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<p>I haven't actually hurled yet this time around.....just some dry heaving a couple of times so far.</p>
 

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<p>Ugh..I thought I was going to be fine..but then it's just started to hit me..just a overall ill feeling and not wanting to eat. </p>
<p>For those who are having trouble with water...I just got a big glass of ice water and squeezed a lime in...it was so good! I didn't put sweetener in, but you could..I think just a little bit of citrus flavor really helped. (I'm eating some lime right now to help me eat dinner..)</p>
<p>I'll go from not being able to eat...to needing a giant chicken burrito pronto! It'll be so much easier when my husband is back from out of town..he's such a sweetheart.</p>
<p>When does MS usually pass?? Second trimester?</p>
 

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<p>annadorothy - sorry to hear you're not feeling well!  With my first, it ended almost exactly at 14 weeks when the 1st trimester was over - I went from feeling nauseaus (sp?) and exhausted 24/7 to feeling pretty great for the rest of the pg .  I think it's typically only in the 1st trimester but there are some women who feel sick longer or even the whole 9 months.  Hope you feel better soon!</p>
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<p>I also have trouble with water - making lemonade with fresh lemon and a little honey helps a lot.</p>
 

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<p>Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be in a DDC - I didn't join one with my first - didn't really know they existed.</p>
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<p>I also didn't have MS with my first. I was a happy in la-la land pregnant lady and I have looked forward to being that lady again... but I feel like crap.</p>
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<p>Afternoons and evenings are the hardest. Awful on an empty stomach, risky on a full. I like the Pellegrino canned drinks with orange in them. I love orange anything. I also feel like I could eat a hamburger and fries every day. All I want is mac n cheese (which is all I ate first trimester with my first - loaded with spinach since I didn't want veggies - spinach practically cooks away and I feel like I'm eating something healthy) but right now my DD and I have a cold. I know the cheese is a bad idea, as is yogurt but goodness I want it. And while I'm whining, I haven't had a cold since last May when I was pregnant! And I've never had a baby with a cold either. Most afternoons, cold or no cold,  I just want to lay on the floor. My creativity and productivity have seriously decreased. I feel guilty and justified all at the same time.</p>
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<p>As for tonic water - is seltzer an acceptable alternative for you all? I want ginger ale so bad but the real kind is over $5 for a 4 pack at my local grocery store. I think I'll have to wait til my next monthly trip to Whole Foods, where maybe it will be only $4!!! Ouch.</p>
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<p>For those of you who have LO's already, what should I do to prepare my baby for a sibling? She'll be about 19 months when DC2 is born.</p>
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<p>So so so so happy to have a community of people also having a baby in Feb!</p>
 

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<p>Parsley, I am curious what your midwife says!</p>
 

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<p>I'm doing better..yesterday was my worst because I threw up dinner..and it seems like it was hard to even hydrate. Today I got some ginger ale, lemon drops, and nux vomica and I feel mostly better! I'm so relieved. I can't wait for my husband to get home so he can help..it seems like preparing food bothers me..does anyone else have that? If it's prepared in front of me it's easier..but if I have to go through making it, it starts to get me queasy. Weird.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>annadorothy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1317282/what-helps-you-with-morning-sickness/40#post_16535010"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm doing better..yesterday was my worst because I threw up dinner..and it seems like it was hard to even hydrate. Today I got some ginger ale, lemon drops, and nux vomica and I feel mostly better! I'm so relieved. I can't wait for my husband to get home so he can help..it seems like preparing food bothers me..does anyone else have that? If it's prepared in front of me it's easier..but if I have to go through making it, it starts to get me queasy. Weird.</p>
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I was like that with my first two boys and am still somewhat like that with this one. Cooking eggs and meat were the worst. And I needed the protein so it wasn't good. This time later afternoon and evening are the worst. Yesterday was a 2 puke day...first around 4 and the second time around midnight (after getting home from the fireworks...which I laid on the couch and tried not to throw up the whole time so missed them completely).</p>
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<p>I haven't found anything to really help other than laying still, sleeping and eating more protein. I am really hoping that this is done in the next 2-3 weeks. Oh I am due VERY early February (1st or 2nd) so almost 10 weeks now!!</p>
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<p>I have a very hard time with cooking too. It's all I can do to fry an egg and make a piece of toast.</p>
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<p>Any ideas for protein sources that are quick and easy? Most of the things I normally eat are grossing me out right now. I do feel better if I can get enough calories in but can't seem to find any foods that work. </p>
 

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<p>Are you ok with dairy?  The only protein source I could handle for a while was dairy.  I made sure to eat yogurt, cheese and a glass of milk every day because almost everything else made me gag.  The smell of milk set me off too sometimes, so I occasionally indulged in chocolate milk which smelled better <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
<p>I mostly crave fresh fruit, so having a snack of apple slices with peanut butter or something like that is good too.</p>
<p>Eggs and meat were totally off limits for me for a while, but I am starting to feel a bit better (the diclectin really helps) so I am consciously trying to increase my protein intake.</p>
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<p>Ugh...feeling so sick today. Normally it doesn't hit until late afternoon or I have it all day, but not bad at all. W/DS it was much worse so I though maybe I dodged the bullet this time. But now I'm thinking maybe it just started late (I'm around 8 weeks!)</p>
<p>Quick protein ideas - hard boiled eggs, lived on them last pregnancy, but eggs have been so hard to eat lately:(, also cheese slices, I do raw milk cheese, cooked kidney beans, frozen peas (not tons of protein, but everything helps!), nuts (I haven't been able to stomach them well though).</p>
<p>OK, gotta stop, it's all making me feel worse!<img alt="puke.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/puke.gif"></p>
 

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<p>My morning sickness has been much worse than with my previous pregnancy (to the point where I didn't feel well enough to go to work). Just constant, overwhelming nausea. My doctor gave me a pill called Ondansetron, which she said has a more than ten-year track record of use in pregnant women. I just take it when I need it and it's helped so far. I still feel yucky, but I can get by.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ozzyemm</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1317282/what-helps-you-with-morning-sickness/40#post_16535718"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I've been breathing through my mouth alot :lol</p>
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<p>I called a company called MotherRisk. They are based out of Canada and they have a nauseau and vomitting department. The counselor spent about 30 minutes asking me questions and making suggestions for my miserable all day sickness. It's pretty mainstream so lots of suggestions for over the counter medicine. But I am trying the 1/2 Unisom and 25 mg of B6 and it is helping. It was also kind of nice just to have someone listen, besides my DH who has heard it all before! I googled them and found a phone number. So, maybe worth a shot for those of you still miserable!</p>
 

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<p>I just discovered crystalized ginger a few days ago..it is amazing.  it's available at regular stores or health food stores...it tastes very strong but my stomach feels better almost immediately and I only have to eat a little.  I had pretty much constant nausea throughout the day and this is really helping me</p>
 

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<p>I was having a really hard time with morning sickness, but seem to have finally found something that is helping me: homeopathic ipecacuanha 30c / sepia 30c. I bought it on impulse at the grocery store and it seems to be working. Initially just the ipecacuanha, and then I also tried some others that were indicated for morning sickness (the ones they had). Some made me feel worse, but these two seem to help to the point where if I feel it coming on, it fades enough to be in the background and I can eat my normal diet with some normal pregnancy aversions. Previously, I tried sea bands, ginger (pickled and tea) and I'm already taking a B vitamin. Did not help. I was queazy and miserable all day, but no vomiting. </p>
 
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