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Sickness- did anything work for you?!

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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!

wigglesrock Thu 22-Nov-12 11:03:48

Oh, and if you're really sick, don't just assume its just morning sickness - go and get your iron levels checked.

LittlemissChristmas Thu 22-Nov-12 11:17:23

mumsnobest are we allowed lucozade?

mumnosbest Thu 22-Nov-12 11:23:39

Not too much but i drank gallons and both dds were fine (didn't need it with ds). I used to feel worse when i was tired or hadn't eaten so needed a sugar fix, lucozade gave that. Also if you go for a diabetes test they give you lucozade so it can't be too bad. For my 1st trimester i lived by 'if it makes me feel better then my body and baby must need it'.
Hope you feel better soon smile

Djembe Thu 22-Nov-12 11:27:50


Also, Mars Refuels, McD's chicken nuggets, Wotsits, chocolate doughnuts.

But mainly cyclizine! Oh and I have a DS despite everyone telling me it'd be a girl.

LittlemissChristmas Thu 22-Nov-12 11:29:50

Fab thanks. I'll try anything tbh.
Only issue I have today is DH is at work and there is no way I could make it to a shop sad

mamalovebird Thu 22-Nov-12 11:42:23

I feel your pain. I am 11 weeks pg with DC2 and didn't suffer that badly with DS first time round but I am much much worse with this one (so much so DH is convinced it's twins!!) vomiting all day every day. nice.

I have found cheese and crackers with tomato/cumcumber, salty crisps, mash or chips, jelly sweets/mints, apples and nectarines. Lashings of diet coke. Ice cold diet coke is the only thing that stops me from throwing up. Eat little and often. I am eating something every two hours but not having big meals.

It's easing off slightly now though so remember it probably won't last too much longer.

Bagofspiders Thu 22-Nov-12 11:53:16

Are you not supposed to have lucozade when pregnant? Oops, too late now I suppose! Why's that?
I found that lucozade, hot chocolate and boiled sweets helped to a certain extent. I didn't eat a proper meal for my whole pregnancy as I had terrible food aversions. I would say, if it carries on, go to your dr and get some antiemetic medication. I didn't take them despite advice from my dr & midwifes because I was worried about the effect it would have on DS but I wish I had as I had a terrible time when pregnant. And all the evidence points towards them being safe. Really feeling for you, it's quite honestly the worst 'illness' I've ever had!

SushiPaws Thu 22-Nov-12 12:00:55

I was sick about 3 times a day with dd, all the way until she arrived. Just felt sick with ds for the first 3 months.

I tried all the gimmick stuff but what helped was boots ginger beer and sticky rice (Thai or Japanese) with soy sauce and veggies. I think it's the salt and my body just didn't want to give me rice back.

Good luck, its hard work feeling sick all the time. I remember always having a plastic bag with me, puking on the way to work and people looking at me like I'd been out drinking all night.

Bagofspiders Thu 22-Nov-12 12:28:28

Oh! Just remembered, the problem with lucozade is the caffeine isn't it?
Lucozade sport, the still stuff in the 'sports style' squeezy bottle doesn't have any caffeine in it. And you can drink it laying down wink.
It is there another reason you can't have it?

Bagofspiders Thu 22-Nov-12 12:29:07


chocolatesolveseverything Thu 22-Nov-12 13:36:47

I'm definitely watching this thread with interest... 4wks pg with DC1 and this morning felt quite nauseous, though not sick. A dry teacake, followed by a bacon roll just over an hour later seemed to do the trick.

Going to have an especially nice lunch today in anticipation that it may become progressively difficult to do so in the next couple of weeks smile

Sylphid Thu 22-Nov-12 14:36:14


MrsWooster Thu 22-Nov-12 14:40:03

travel bands (a bit...) and cold ginger ale - the schweppes type mixer stuff, not the proper stuff. And crisps, salty crisps. And I AM having a girl.

madamecake Thu 22-Nov-12 16:37:50

Arrowroot biscuits, orangina and travel sickness bands. Those and snacking pretty much non stop, even as soon as I woke up in the morning.

AmIGoingMad Thu 22-Nov-12 18:04:15

Thanks so much for all of these ideas! Just managed to have some beans on toast- such an extravagant evening meal I know grin Hopefully it will remains friends with my tummy throughout the evening! I have lots of your suggestions on shopping list for tomrw! Dug out some travel bands too and managed them through early afternoon but had to have break from them as they were hurting too much! Maybe I'm just a wimp!!!!

keepmesane Thu 22-Nov-12 18:33:11

I was really sick for both of mine (one girl, one boy). Second time around I was recommended to try chewing whole almonds and for some unknown reason that worked for me and was the only thing that did. No good if you're allergic to nuts tho'!

SoYo Thu 22-Nov-12 19:06:24

Cyclizine, salted pretzels, very cold water with lemon in, lemon ice lollies or just ice cubes if it was really bad!

nattnatt Thu 22-Nov-12 19:22:20

I'm afraid I tried everything. Again I was fine 1st pregnancy & terrible 2nd. I was nauseous until about 6months & all that helped was pills from the hospital. They stopped the cycle & I could enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. I wasn't keen on anything medical as such but I was feeling so low by that point I'd have done anything.
Good luck and it WILL pass.

quail Thu 22-Nov-12 21:13:31

I was sick both pregnancies and the first was the worst. I was sick every five or six minutes, or more often sometimes, I just couldn't leave the loo, all day long. It got a bit better at about 21 weeks (down to about 4 pukes a day) then worse again at 28 weeks and I was retching in the delivery room, and not being allowed fluids because I was having a scheduled c-section.

Things that made it worse: green stuff, vegetables. Hot spicy food was worse to throw up. Cheese the worst.

Things that made it better: constant eating, ice. Ice pops seem to delay the puking, combining the act of eating with a sort of stomach numbing effect. And they replace badly needed water & sugar. Have a huge stash of ice pops, sun lollies, etc.

The main thing that helped: sleep. The reason my sickness started up again badly was I moved to a very different time zone and my sleep went tits up and the ice didn't help any more and I think sleep was the biggest factor. If I got almost no sleep, I couldn't stop throwing up. If I got a lot of sleep, hours would go by with no puking. It's not very easy to get sleep when you're pregnant, sometimes.

Second pregnancy, I took drugs.

Rosiesharples Thu 22-Nov-12 21:19:47

My doctor today recommended croissants!! Who am I to argue!! smile

wingcommandermoi Thu 22-Nov-12 21:24:12

I was sick all the way through. Only eating made me feel mildly better.
I could eat a whole carb based dish for breakfast, always had some sweet things in my pockets for emergency. I put on a lot of weight, and developped gestational diabetes in the last 3 weeks. Back then I said f* it I can't find any other way to deal with this so so be it, I'll put on weight. I hadn't thought about the diabetes. Wish I had known about that risk. Now I'm scared of getting pregnant again as once you've had GD you've 70% chance of getting it again. And if there's something that is completely incompatible with pregnancy sickness, it's GD as you can't eat the bulky stuff that makes you feel better.

leannac Thu 22-Nov-12 21:33:55

Travel sickness bands really took the edge off for me then I had to pretty much eat constantly to feel human!

devonsmummy Thu 22-Nov-12 21:47:10

With DS mars bars in particular but eating in general made me feel better.
With dd I wish if known about anti-sickness pills!
Every smell of cooking particularly onions, garlic and especially broccoli had me heaving!
After trying every thing suggested I found having 2-3 salted peanuts & sipping water took the edge off it.
I was sick until week 20 from week 6 and really only managed to eat chip shop cod with the batter removed in that time.

Helentad Thu 22-Nov-12 22:27:09

Ice I know it sounds daft and it was a really hot summer but I used to wake in the night and kick hubby to go get some. We had to buy it in bags as I went through so much.
Rich tea biscuits oh and Soft Mints the green ones. Mint is known to help with sickness and also trapped wind. Polo's didn't work but the Soft mints worked a treat and I still use them now.

ldaly Thu 22-Nov-12 22:30:38

Im also 9 weeks and feeling dreadful.I already have 1 if each and wasnt sick with either so it doesnt help me guess the sex.Im finding that I feel worse if I dont eat regularly.Same as lots of others,mostly bread,crisps and biscuits.Drinking loads but gone off tea except when eating gingernuts.Hope we all feel better soon.x

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