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if one more person tells me to eat a ginger biscuit I will punch them in the face

(192 Posts)
AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:15:57

Seriously. Whoever came up with that little gem that eating ginger biscuits or any form of ginger will help morning sickness was a liar.

I have tried on many occasions to eat one of the sodding biscuits when I am feeling queasy and every single time it makes me vomit or feel worse. Usually both.

So i'm saying it loud guys. I call bullshit on ginger

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:17:04

Have you tried a rice cracker first thing in the morning?

<runs very fast>

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:19:14

Have you tried fresh ginger tea? Steep grated fresh ginger in boiling water, and put a spoonful or to in ordinary tea.

<ducks to avoid scary pregnant woman>

Nothing really worked for me. I was sick just about everyday until 16 weeks and a few times a week until 32 weeks. I could only eat toast, it was the only thing that made me feel slightly better.

I agree, the ginger biscuits thing is a pile of crap.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:21:57

I can only imagine ginger tea to be horrible. I don't like any other tea apart from proper tea.

A rice cracker? no I have not but i'll give it a go. Can't be worse than ginger biscuits...

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:25:53

Honestly- try ginger tea. You can blame me if you don't like it, which will be therapeutic in itself.

MisselthwaiteManor Fri 31-May-13 12:26:09

Ginger tea is vile. I tried ginger lemon and mango tea. Ginger lemon and mango is not a fun combination when you already feel nauseous.

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:26:26

Nothing worked for me either. People would say 'but how do you know when you haven't tried it'

because even the thought of it makes me want to puke, that's why.

Really nothing cured morning sickness for me, apart from childbirth.

seeker Fri 31-May-13 12:27:01

No- it's real tea with fresh ginger added. It's lovely.

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:27:22

To be honest the thought of ginger tea makes me feel a bit sick even now. And I'm not even pregnant.

OKnotOK Fri 31-May-13 12:30:14

Ginger biscuits worked for me!!? (only me then!)

Have you tried arrowroot biscuits?

runs from everyone who thinks ginger biccys are crap

NeedsAHome Fri 31-May-13 12:31:56

Hula hoops.

DuttyWine Fri 31-May-13 12:34:08

Marmite and drink soda water

Daisy17 Fri 31-May-13 12:34:21

You see, they worked for me! So I suggest it to people. Because it might help....

sprite25 Fri 31-May-13 12:34:54

I never liked ginger biscuits anyway but tried them plus ginger ale to try and help, they didn't and now even just the words make my stomach turn. Hated hearing the constant list of things people kept telling me to eat/drink/do that would help, I just rolled my eyes at them as I had already tried everything and none of it worked.

Daisy17 Fri 31-May-13 12:35:11

As did melon, strangely. You could try that instead?!

kelda Fri 31-May-13 12:40:37

Oh I love ginger biscuits normally. Just not during pregnancy.

YonicTheHedgehog Fri 31-May-13 12:44:48

Sea bands worked for me. Ginger biscuits not so much.

Lydia161290 Fri 31-May-13 12:47:57

Different things work for different women!

I was told to try dry biscuits like rich tea, ginger and ginger tea. Vomited up the lot and have gone off tea completely via pregnancy (haven't touched a cup)

My blessing in disguise for MS was soda water and Jacob's crackers!

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 12:51:32

i have discovered icelollys help slightly but if I eat anything even slightly resembling a meal it comes straight back up. I couldn't even handle toast this morning.

fuzzywuzzy Fri 31-May-13 12:59:40

I tried ginger, accupressure bands, eating little and often, resting loads, drinking teaspoons of flat pepsi.

For morning sickness it doesn't help altho I wore the seasickness bands for around 6 months as I think the psychosomatic effects helped.

sickness remedies work....for bugs and viruses, not so much pregnancy induced sickness imo,

katemeister Fri 31-May-13 13:03:41

Ha ha, I feel very similar to OP when someone mentions a ginger biscuit. Or "make sure you eat as soon as you wake up" tried it, puked half way through a rich tea biscuit into the bin by my bed this morning. I think that is what is so frustrating - it's so different for each individual!

cathpip Fri 31-May-13 13:04:06

Anything that tasted of ginger made me vomit as wellsmile

Same here - bloody ginger!

I would get some biscuits (whatever you fancy - I had a thing for Tuc cheese biscuits!) and stash them next to the bed. Eat a couple in the morning before even lifting your head off the pillow.

AbiElizabeth Fri 31-May-13 13:08:49

everyone just seems so sure that their method will work and when I tell them it didn't work I am apparently doing it wrong.

My dad popped in this morning and asked how I was doing and if the biscuits he got me were helping. I told him they were making me worse and he said I was apparently eating them wrong hmm How on earth do you eat a biscuit wrong?! I told him he could take the biscuits with him when he left and he called me ungrateful and said they worked for my mother. I just said good for her and closed the door in his face haha.

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