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Early morning shifts and start of morning sickness

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Hi everyone, I'm currently about 5 weeks pregnant with my first. I do online grocery shopping at sainsburys so this means I normally get up at 4.30am to leave for 4.45 to start work at 5 and finish at 9. I've started getting acid reflux in the morning, dizziness and nausea (but no actual sick yet) does anyone have any tips to make mornings a bit more pleasant?

L1ttleMissGiggles Wed 30-Jul-14 10:12:26

Morning!
I have suffered with morning sickness for the last few weeks and have read many things online that should help! The best thing that I have found so far is ice cold water, I can't get enough of it. I bought ginger nuts but they didn't do anything for me. I have been recommend to try a sickness wrist bands but as I am only 10 weeks and no one knows yet it would be hard to disguise it. The lady that recommend them said that they work almost straight away. Hope you can find something that works for you. Good Luck! shamrock xx

addictedtosugar Wed 30-Jul-14 10:21:16

What happens if you have food and a drink by your bed, and eat and drink before you even try to get out of bed?
For me, I had to eat pretty much constantly to keep the nasuea at bay (morning sickness my ar$e - all day for me, sorry!)

I've been wearing sickness bands for a while as I had really band hormones when I came off the pat hand I've told people their for hayfever!!! I have tried eating before work as were not allowed to eat while there only drink but ive got some ginger sweets I've been sucking. Maybe I'll have to set my alarm early and try eating before getting up smile

MrsCrankypants Wed 30-Jul-14 11:08:18

The only things that worked for me were the sickness bands under a long sleeved top to hide them and some special ice pops for morning sickness called Lilipops. I got them from the chemist and they worked immediately, my DH brought them up to me in bed and I'd stay there for 15 mins after then I felt ok. Without them I would be queasy and sick all day.

marrappa Mon 04-Aug-14 22:52:33

very cold or ice water and nibble on a few biscuits before work

I feel your pain I work at Tesco and before I went of on maternity work some of my shifts were to start at 5am to and its horrific when you have morning sickness but try to put something on your stomach its better than going in with an empty stomach and at least if your sick your not trying to throw up your stomach lining

however speak to your manager and see if you can move your shifts for a few weeks if your really struggling get the union involved if you think your manager wont listen or think its important people find it hard when your not showing to contemplate that your pregnant yet the first 12 weeks you feel the worst and its really important to look after yourself

Heatherbell1978 Tue 05-Aug-14 08:57:24

I had nausea in the mornings from weeks 5 to 13 (never actually sick). The things that really worked for me was making sure I always had breakfast (didn't used to before I was pregnant) and crystallised ginger. The ginger was actually a miracle. I bought it in bags at Holland and Barratt and cut it into little bits for my handbag. Even just popping a piece into my mouth took the nausea away instantly. Then it would just leave it in my mouth for it to gradually dissolve. Worth a try!

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