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Can't eat!

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JoanneNewton Fri 08-Jul-16 10:29:35

I'm around 4 weeks pregnant and i feel shocking!!
My last pregnancy was horrible, morning sickness from 5 week to the morning of giving birth, i always felt lightheaded and sometimes nearly fainted. I could eat but not big portions, if i had a small pizza i would eat 2 slices and i would be full.
This pregnancy though is worse, morning sickness started around 2 and half to 3 week. Eating is a big no at the moment, i'm not hungry at all, i don't fancy anything like the last pregnancy sad if anything i have gone off a lot of foods. It's making me feel exhausted! I've tried ginger buscuits (they worked for 3 days) but is there anything else that anyone would recommend?

Anxiousmuch Fri 08-Jul-16 10:56:33

I was recommended crystallised ginger. You can suck it like a sweet. You can get it in health food shops. It might keep the nausea at bay. Have you also tried travel sickness bands? They might help if motion makes you feel sick. Hope you feel better soon.

JoanneNewton Fri 08-Jul-16 11:13:27

Is there any that isn't tablets or tablets i can crush? Taking tablets whole is a no no for me. I might look at the ginger sweets. Thank you

Anxiousmuch Fri 08-Jul-16 11:25:23

The bands aren't medication - they are like bracelets, you can buy them on ebay or at a pharmacists ...they don't work for everyone but they are inexpensive. Sometimes they are known as sea bands...

kesstrel Fri 08-Jul-16 11:32:44

Nausea is generally worse if you don't eat. I found cold food was best, with little fat. Yogurts were good. Also oven-baked custard that I made myself and then chilled.

thecatsarecrazy Fri 08-Jul-16 11:44:32

I know how you feel sad I'm 9 weeks, I feel so weak. I've lost about 6 lb. gone off everything. Ginger worked for me before but now I cant stand it. Ginger beer just repeats on me and I hate the burning feeling.
Fruit tea has been ok for me to drink. Salt and vinegar crisps help some people. I remember liking the odd pack of plain hoola hoops. Strange as it sounds because I have heard greasy food can make you worse but I seem to be ok with bacon rolls.
I am really struggling though my dh works evenings and I have 2 older children.

JoanneNewton Fri 08-Jul-16 11:46:28

I'll have a little look at them bands later, my partner can get travel sickness so might be useful for him too.
Strange you just mentioned yogurts, just had one, and i feel a little bit better. Might give the custard a go, i love custard

kiki22 Fri 08-Jul-16 16:07:13

I would also recommend the sickness bands, yogurts and jelly usually made me feel a little better oh and dry cereal. I had nausea all the way through with my first, this time it was worst to start with but after 14 weeks it got much better still not eating much but I don't feel sick very often and can eat a limited amount of things so much easier.

SmallBee Fri 08-Jul-16 16:09:42

Ice lollies, jelly, plain biscuits all helped me. Any super carby as well. Look at the Pregnancy Sickness Support website as they'll have good tips and ideas.

happylass Sat 09-Jul-16 08:35:26

I feel your pain as I was exactly the same. For the first 12 weeks I could happily have gone days without eating - even when I wasn't feeling sick I had no appetite at all and there were very few foods I could face. When I did eat I found I only wanted stodgy or plain foods like jacket potato,bread, Belvita breakfast biscuits, pizza, Dairylea Dunkers and crisps. Not the kind of things I usually eat or that I felt I should be eating really but it's definitely a case of survival. I found the wrist bands helped a bit but that may be psychological. I also bought the Preggie Pop Drops which again helped a bit. They are expensive for what they are and I suspect any fruit sherbet sweets would have the same effect. If you can't face taking normal vitamins Tesco do a lemon and ginger flavoured melt in the mouth prenatal vit. My only other advice is just to eat whatever and whenever you can face it. I'm 15+3 now and it started to get better for me after 12 weeks although I'm still not 100%. Good luck and I really hope you feel better soon.

JoanneNewton Sat 09-Jul-16 09:03:42

Last night i found out, cheese and pizza is another thing i can't eat... might have a look in town today, at the band or sweets to take

Havingkittens04 Sat 09-Jul-16 14:32:16

As soon as nausea hit at 6 weeks in this pregnancy I ordered some Mama Sea Bands online for next day delivery - worth every penny. The sickness is manageable with them at the moment (I'm 11 weeks now) I couldn't stomach food or even water in my last pregnancy unless I was in hospital hooked up to a drip sad

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