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Link between motion sickness and morning sickness?

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blueamber Mon 29-Jul-13 08:28:48

Hi everyone, I read there might be a link between having motion/ car sickness and getting morning sickness in pregnancy. I would like to hear your experiences to see if this is true.

I'm ttc now, I get motion sickness and I'm just being really curious!

BoohPear Mon 29-Jul-13 08:30:17

I get motion sickness, always have. I only threw up once during my pregnancy and that was due to a migraine. I did have almost constant nausea though for the first trimester.

kelda Mon 29-Jul-13 08:30:51

I've always thought this. Morning sickness feels very similar to motion sickness in my experience, and I've suffered badky from both.

SpanielFace Mon 29-Jul-13 08:31:00

I get nausea from motion (rarely vomiting) and was exactly the same from 8-14 weeks pregnant. Imagine motion sickness that never goes away. Interesting to hear there's a link, I said at the time that it felt like motion sickness (rather than sickness when you're ill, if you see what I mean).

CreatureRetorts Mon 29-Jul-13 08:33:47

I never had motion sickness until I got pregnant. Since having my babies, I suffer quite badly from it (but only on fast trains - am ok in cars).

My morning sickness could be kept at bay by eating certain foods. So if I had brown rice for dinner with a small amount of protein, I'd feel ok the next morning. I'd have protein for breakfast (usually eggs) then a small lunch with snacks in between I'd be ok. Also apples helped and never letting myself get hungry. If I strayed from those "rules" (eg white rice or pasta for dinner), I'd feel dreadful!

CreatureRetorts Mon 29-Jul-13 08:34:28

(brown rice and eggs have a certain vitamin which may help with morning sickness I forget which. Supplements didn't agree with me).

MurderOfGoths Mon 29-Jul-13 08:35:53

I get motion sickness and suffered from hyperemesis. The drives to hospital to deal with the hyperemesis were hell on earth. I always described the hyperemesis as feeling like a cross between motion sickness and when you've drunk too much.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 29-Jul-13 08:36:40

I get motion sick on swings in the park!

No morning sickness for me, occasional extremely mild nausea which gave me the excuse to scoff ginger biscuits smile

froggiebabies Mon 29-Jul-13 08:38:41

I've always suffered with motion sickness, on buses and on long car journeys. I had terrible morning sickness in both pregnancies. I had hyperemesis and ended up in hospital on a drip.

Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

AllSWornOut Mon 29-Jul-13 08:39:43

I'm going to buck the trend and say I get motion sickness (used to get it very badly but tbf it has calmed down a bit over the last few years) but I didn't get morning sicknesses at all with pg1 and only very minor and short lasting bouts of nausea with pg2.

But it's interesting that there seems to be a link.

CPtart Mon 29-Jul-13 08:39:49

I get motion sickness badly, literally vomit on certain modes of transport at times and also had bad morning ( all day sickness) too with both pregnancies.
I seem to be a very sticky person though. When drunk...yep, throw up then as well, and even feel nauseous if I mn for too long!

I always suspected there might be a link, a certain predisposition if you like. It's a horrid horrid feeling.

TunipTheVegedude Mon 29-Jul-13 08:44:36

No link for me.

A year before dd was born I was in a yacht happily bouncing along in a force 5 or 6 with everyone except me on deck throwing up and me merrily frying bacon sandwiches in the galley.

3 kids, all with HG of varying degrees of awful.

ChickenLickenSticken Mon 29-Jul-13 08:48:30

Yep - a link for me too.

And agree that thy two feel about the same.

BettyandDon Mon 29-Jul-13 08:49:04

The first time I realised I was pg with DD2 was on a roundabout in the park when very quickly I got insanely dizzy and sick.

I've now had DD2 and can no longer go on roundabouts and such. I'm sure my sense of balance is shot too.

BettyandDon Mon 29-Jul-13 08:50:54

I had extreme nausea but not sickness with both DDs. Only controllable with biscuitssmile.

nextphase Mon 29-Jul-13 09:13:51

Motion sickness here.
Didn't throw up in either pregnancy (til labour, then I spent the whole time hurling), and any mild nausea was controlable with food.

Artijoke Mon 29-Jul-13 09:17:56

I get bad car sickness unless I'm the driver. I also had terrible nausea and some vomiting for the first 16-18 weeks of all three pregnancies.

MsFiremanSam Mon 29-Jul-13 09:43:42

I get motion sickness quite badly and also suffered morning/all day sickness in both pregnancies, from 6-18 weeks. The feeling was exactly the same.

blueamber Mon 29-Jul-13 11:10:08

Oh, it seems there is a link, although there are some exceptions. But I didn't know morning sickness actually feels the same as motion sickness!

Champagnebubble Mon 29-Jul-13 11:26:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kelly1814 Mon 29-Jul-13 11:50:51

yes, i get terrible motion sickness, and had mronig sickness (no vomiting though)

any morning sickness was made ten times worse when in a car.

HumptyDumptyBumpty Mon 29-Jul-13 14:54:36

Always had terrible motion sickness in cars/coaches/buses, never on planes, trains or boats. Now just getting over 14 weeks of horrid nausea on tube to work each morning - no vomming, thank god, but absolutely sure motion sickness is a contributory factor to feeling so rough, it was far far better at weekends when I didn't have to travel first thing.

LateBear Mon 29-Jul-13 17:34:12

I get motion sickness; cars, buses, trains, boats, but had very little in the way of morning sickness, just some nausea from about week 6-7 but fine other than that. Having said that being pregnant has made my motion sickness worse!

bruffin Mon 29-Jul-13 17:42:29

No link for me either really. I get awful motion sickness unless i sit in front of car but hardly any morning sickness. MS was a bit worse for dd than ds.

justaweeone Mon 29-Jul-13 17:50:06

Never had morning sickness nor motion sickness
However I have a colleague who is receiving chemo for breast cancer and the chemo has caused severe sickness and she was told that if she had bad morning sickness(which she did with her 3 pregnancies )you had a higher chance of being sick with chemo.

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