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What can you take / do to ease morning sickness?

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threefeethighandrising Tue 11-Jan-11 17:55:43

One of my best friends has horrendous morning sickness, a never ending cold and feels really fed up sad

I'd like to send her something that might help with the morning sickness, and to cheer her up a bit - can anyone advise anything? Herbal remedies perhaps - or more mainstream stuff - whatever works!

Ginger's a sickness remedy isn't it? Is it OK to have in pregnancy?

I didn't get morning sickness myself so I'm at a loss to know what to suggest. (I didn't get away Scot free though - I had painful SPD and constant heart burn the end instead.)

TIA smile

Julezboo Tue 11-Jan-11 18:24:56

Gnger is okay in pregnancy but tbh my morning sickness was horrendous (talking like, 30+ a day I couldnt even keep my own saliva down) and had anyone given me ginger i probably would have hit them with it

Lillypops ice lollys gave me relief, plus got some fluids in me. But you could try sending her sea sickness bands, preggy pops. But if its so bad she really needs to see a GP for medication. I was admitted with dehydration at 9 weeks mine was so bad.

If she has other children, it would be a great help for you take them for an hour or so if you are close enough.

Honestly the best thing that worked for me was sleeping. It was the only time I wasnt throwing up

I am 35 weeks now and still sick 2/3 times a day but its manageable. By 16 weeks Id had enough of people telling me it wont last all the way through, because it bloody has

threefeethighandrising Tue 11-Jan-11 18:48:11

Thanks for the reply Juleaboo

"it would be a great help for you take them for an hour or so if you are close enough."

that's the problem you see - we're miles apart - we moved away from my hometown last year.

I want to send her a parcel to cheer her up a bit, as I can't be there to do that kind of thing.

I don't think ice lollies would survive the journey either!

Your morning sickness does indeed sound horrendous, poor you that must have been horrid sad

I don't think she's that bad. I think she's just feeling wiped out with puking and having a never ending cold, and being mum to her toddler and I wanted to cheer her up a little more than anything really.

littlemissw Tue 11-Jan-11 22:10:59

You could get her some sea bands?

YankNCock Tue 11-Jan-11 22:26:51

Can I advise NOT to send ginger? There is a large contingent that goes into a rage when it is mentioned. It is so widely touted as a cure that I suspect most women with morning sickness will have already tried it, and there's a lot of people (if MN is anything to go by) who find it vile/didn't work at all and are sick to death of people suggesting it.

I think it is lovely you are trying to help, but it can be so hard to predict what will/won't make her nauseous/sick. Cream crackers maybe?

Nicplus1and1baking Tue 11-Jan-11 22:46:52

Fizzy sweets grin

cherrycobbler Tue 11-Jan-11 22:53:47

A good friend sent me a package with herbal teas like peppermint, trashy magazines, oatcakes and boiled sweets when I was really struggling in the first trimester. The sweets helped me - the rest didn't help the nausea or vomiting but to be honest the fact she'd gone to the effort to think about and send a cheer up package helped my general feeling sorry for myself - I may have shed a hormonal tear on receipt! You sound like a lovely friend and I say just get some things she may like and send them, the thought is really what counts.

I second the ginger caution though - sooo many people recommended it as a magic cure, not fun when you've spent the past few weeks puking ginger sweets, ginger biscuits, ginger cordial etc.

wigglesrock Tue 11-Jan-11 22:59:48

Am still having sickness/vomiting at 35 weeks, if I hear the word ginger again I may shove a root somewhere painful grin I liked fizzy sweets, haribos and if she's not avoiding them nuts, second trashy magazines, and maybe a moisturiser or a little pack of smellies.

bananarama05 Tue 11-Jan-11 23:04:10

My friend bought me a bag of mini chupa chup lollies to suck at work before everyone knew I was pg and was struggling with sickness. They seemed to work sometimes at least and weren't too obvious.

Ginger didn't do much for me either to be fair, the only thing I really fancied was very cold fizzy drinks, mainly 7up or tango from the minute I woke up!

threefeethighandrising Wed 12-Jan-11 11:35:45

OK then, definitely no ginger!

Thanks for the replies everyone.

cherrycobbler you've got the idea. While I hope something I send I will help with the sickness, most of all I want to cheer her up, she sounded so down in the dumps when we spoke.

I'll send one of each, and hope one will have some effect! Here's the list so far then:

- herbal tea
- lolly pops
= boiled sweets
- fizzy sweets
- oatcakes
- a sea sickness band if I can get one in town tomorrow
- trashy magazines smile

Have I missed anything?

I can't send it today, DP left this morning with the pushchair in the car and I don't fancy the rain with no pushchair!

ariane5 Wed 12-Jan-11 11:43:22

oh dear poor thing, i know how horrible morning sickness is, i tried everything and in the end the gp gave me prochloperazine tablets but they didnt really help. to be honest the best thing i found was plenty of rest and eating bland foods little and often.

if she has other kids definately offere to look after them if you can as it is so much worse when you feel exhausted and sick and have to look after other children, i really struggled with my last pg having to do school run etc and somebody offering to babysit so i could get some rest would have been a godsend!

hope your friend feels better soon smile

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