I'm 7/8 weeks pregnant & I've got AWFUL nausea but I've not been sick. I know I would vomit if I say in front of the loo but don't want to if it isn't going to help. Will I feel better if I do a big sick?? Not adverse to a vomit if it's going to help!
I find if I'm actually sick I feel a lot better for about 20 mins but then it slowly returns. I can't decide what I prefer, feeling sick constantly and not eating anything, or throwing up and feeling good enought to eat something.
I've used that 20 minute window to eat something and take my folic acid and then try and keep it down for as long as possible.
I'm another one for whom actually vomiting didn't help in the least. Instead, I just had that uncomfortable feeling you get after vomiting so I stuck with just feeling sick. I figured that I was eating and drinking so little that keeping in what I actually was managing to consume was for the best. It's a miserable feeling.
Thanks everyone. May give it a try when DD goes to sleep and see if it helps. Had forgotten how awful the first trimester is (I think blanked out by how awful the third was and then the birth and then those first few sleep deprived weeks!)
Didn't feel any better after myself after vomiting. Also Once retching I would go on and on heaving (without being sick) until I forced myself to start sipping something or shoved a sweet in my mouth or ate a cracker or something.
op I must be one of the few people who it did sort of help. Every morning for the first 18 weeks or so I would try and make myself sick. I got in a habit of brushing my tongue when I did my teeth in the mornings but I'd brush them in the shower as I always get mega sweaty when I'm sick. that way as well, it would just be stomach acid I would throw up. I was very rarely sick through out the day but found tiredness and lack of eating made it worse as my blood sugars were low too
With dc1 and 2 I want in control of it, I just had to vomit. And I always had the overwhelming feeling of what a waste of time it was! Because I'd have spent ages trying to eat a meal, then if I vomited I was back to square one, empty tummy and need to try to eat again (because empty tummy made me sick too). It was such a waste of energy and time!