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Sickness- did anything work for you?!

(63 Posts)
AmIGoingMad Wed 21-Nov-12 20:49:47

I'm nearly 9 weeks and am realising just how lucky I was when pregnant with DS as I had no sickness. This time it's awful! I keep telling myself its good as its a sign of hormones etc but its getting me down! It's at it's worst in the evenings just when I need to be doing the whole food bath bed routine!
I'm so happy to be pregnant and am just wondering if you have any tips on what worked/ works for you to get a break from it?!?!
Any advice is very welcome!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Wed 21-Nov-12 21:03:26

Carr's water biscuits and ginger tea kept the sickness at bay for me.

Rosiesharples Wed 21-Nov-12 21:06:52

I've been taking Sepia which is a homeopath remedy from boots which has helped and just discovered salty pretzels calm my tummy! grin

Lavenderhoney Wed 21-Nov-12 21:10:42

Eating. Endless eating of whatever I wanted, cheese sandwiches, roast lamb, piazza, fish and chips. If I felt sick I ate. Ginger biscuits made me worse and even now I hate the smell of ginger.
I used to burst into tears if the fridge wasn't crammed with lovely things night and day. I would open it and cry if a shop was neededsmile

I was very slim before prgny, and I think my body panicked and wanted food. ( not mad dieting just slim through exercise and sensible eating) which obviously I gave up when prgnt and took up eating insteadsmile

3boys35 Wed 21-Nov-12 21:14:56

Eat what you feel like, lots of fluid and lots of sleep. I had awful sickness with all 3 of mine and ended up in hospital on a drip with number 3. It does pass and I'm sure it's a good sign but it is dreadful at the time.

TwitchyTail Wed 21-Nov-12 21:16:44

No. Nothing. I had terrible sickness and tried everything going -ginger, preggie pops, dry crackers, eating little and often, not eating little and often, acupressure bands... All useless. I just had to grit my teeth and wait it out. Sorry.

That said, I did get more used to it as time wore on, so it was less incapacitating.

lauraellajane Wed 21-Nov-12 22:02:40

Travel sickness bands helped a bit for me - they took the edge off anyway.

Agree with eating what you feel like too! Salt and vinegar crisps were good to nibble on.

I'm 14 weeks now and my nausea pretty much went by 13 weeks, so hopefully you won't have much longer to stick it out!

lauraellajane Wed 21-Nov-12 22:04:01

PS don't buy the bands in Boots etc as they are £8ish - rip off especially as you may find they don't work for you! You can get them brand new for £1.50 on Ebay

LittlemissChristmas Thu 22-Nov-12 08:34:42

Unfortunately what works for me, or what I can stomach changes each day.
Cold drinks are better for me than hit or warm drinks. Crisps especially salt and vinegar or ready salted are good. I can't stomach any biscuits. If I am in the car and feel sick I have been sucking on a mint which seems to work.

AmIGoingMad Thu 22-Nov-12 08:40:27

Thanks for these ideas- some I've tried and some are new ones which is great! Hope your sickness calms down soon too!
Please keep the suggestions coming! smile

Jojoba1986 Thu 22-Nov-12 08:44:03

It is a shock when you get ill the second time if you were fine first time! I've been so nauseated & dizzy since 3dpo but I just had a little tiredness with DC1. I think it's twins!

I found pretzels worked for me for a while. I'm 12 weeks tomorrow & the thought of all that salt is just wrong now! I did go through a stage of picking all the salt crystals off for a while but it got tiresome very quickly! I'm onto mini cheddars & mars bars now!

Jenjii Thu 22-Nov-12 08:47:28

I found water with slices of lemon in helped.
And remembering it won't go on forever.

Fizzy water. For a while, diet irn bru. Refreshers.

Mostly, though, avomine. I had no sickness with DS, and yet was on the verge of hyperemesis with this pregnancy.

nm123 Thu 22-Nov-12 09:08:46

Apples, mints, salt & vinegar crisps, milky/creamy things, cereal, jacket potatoes, baked beans, bagels with cream cheese were about the only things I could stomach between weeks 6-14! So I'm not sure they really helped as such but they were tolerable!

Could not bear chicken, red meat or salad, or the smell of frozen bread in the freezer!!!!

Congratulations and good luck!

WhoWhatNow Thu 22-Nov-12 09:19:39

I was sick for most of my 3 pregnancies (3 girls wink. Fruit was awful for me, as was anything bready even the mere sight of jam would have be rushing out of the room. To be honest although it was the last thing I wanted takeaway Chinese food always stayed down and obviously the old flat coke standby.

I was actually throwing up most of the time and yes the dinner/bedtime/bath routine was the worst with the older toddlers. You will be sicker the tireder you are so although it seems an impossibility try and get some rest grin

Flimflammery Thu 22-Nov-12 09:25:36

No but I'd just like to say, bet you're having a GIRL!

PeshwariNaan Thu 22-Nov-12 09:29:35

Being in bed all day (ha ha!). The seasickness bands took some of the edge off - I kept them on until 21 weeks or so. Sparkling water, rich tea biscuits, having someone else clean vile smells (well, if you've got a willing DH, which I didn't), eating non-acidic fruit BEFORE meals rather than after, always keeping something starchy in my stomach.

...and switching to new 'safe foods' every time something came up - took some creativity as I was sick for 5 months (and I'm having a GIRL).

BartimaeusNeedsMoreSleep Thu 22-Nov-12 09:46:41

Giving birth grin

I was sick several times a day until 5 months, daily until 6 months, then every couple of days then eventually every week right up until birth. The last time I was sick was 15 minutes before DS was born. Yes, I said DS despite everyone telling me sickness = girl wink

What worked = eating whatever my body wanted. The first couple of weeks it was really salty, greasy food. Then it switched to biscuits. Took a while to find the best biscuit (so depressing buying a packet, eating half of one, throwing up and handing the rest of the packet to DH).

Cookies were my life-saver, I literally ate hundreds. That and drinking water.

I recommend you avoid toast (my throat hurt for hours after I threw that up) and ice-cream (that was an awful experience).

At my worse, I also had to stop using toothpaste, I just brushed with a brush and used mouthwash.

rogersmellyonthetelly Thu 22-Nov-12 10:05:08

Stemetil really really worked for me. I conceded defeat at 8 weeks as I couldn't face half term with 2 kids at home and me lying on the sofa groaning all day. I never needed the max 3 tablets a day, usually one or two, but they got me through the worst of it.

emeraldgirl1 Thu 22-Nov-12 10:13:23

Travel sickness bands!!! I was still pretty miserable but my GOD I was better with them than without.

Also second the thing about eating whenever you feel sick, if you are worried (like me) about becoming gargantuan then maybe try splitting up your meals ie eat the same amount for breakfast, lunch, dinner etc but try to split it into a couple of meals a couple of hours apart?

At first carbs like crisps and biscuits seemed to help, but that seems to have switched and now carbs set me off so I'm on celery or cucumber sticks with salad cream (until that changes and I have to find something new!)

mumnosbest Thu 22-Nov-12 10:41:00

Travel bands and lucozade. I bet its a girl too.

elliejjtiny Thu 22-Nov-12 10:56:44

jelly sweets eg jelly tots, fruit pastilles. Not the hard ones as when they come back up it hurts. I had horrendous sickness with 2 of my boys and my mum had hardly any with me or my sisters so I don't believe the sickness = girl thing.

10storeylovesong Thu 22-Nov-12 10:56:44

Absolutely nothing! I've tried most of above. Currently 16 weeks and it's getting worse! If I read one more article telling me that I should be feeling great by now I'm going to seriously lose it!

wigglesrock Thu 22-Nov-12 11:02:25

Babybels - they got me through the mornings

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