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'Morning' Sickness - Please share your secrets(14 Posts)
Hello, I'm 7+4 and for the past 5 days, I've had horrendous nausea and sickness. Like nearly the whole day everyday. I find it helps when I drink water about 2 litres minimum and I find that the thought of food makes me feel instantly sick, I've become really picky with food to, I can only eat plain things otherwise I'm sick. (I used to love all food before I was pregnant) I've been told that it should pass by 12 weeks and to eat ginger biscuits which helps...*but it doesn't!*
Does anyone else suffer with this, Especially the food issue?
And what are your secrets?? Please help me!
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and still having sickness. My only advice on the food situation is just eat when and what you fancy. I have to pick at little bits rather than eat full meals as I can't stomach it. I struggle more with fluids than food. Can't really stomach any drinks. Try not to panic tho. I used to panic and force myself to eat as I worried the baby wasn't getting enough but my MW told me the baby will take what it needs. Good luck and I hope it settles down soon
I found being hungry made the nausea and sickness worse so eating little and often and very plain foods worked well.
I'm so sorry you're feeling so rubbish, I'm 38 weeks now and that whole sickness time was flipping awful. So much so I'm not sure how I'd ever decide to have a second sob!
I found waking up earlier than usual and slowly sitting up in bed for 20 minutes helped, ritz crackers first thing were great!
The best of luck!
I found nothing helped, sadly nausea all day, everyday, worse in the evenings. I had to sucks sweets in order to drive to work so I didn't puke in the car.
I finally got better at 18 weeks BUT at 37 weeks I'm still not 100%.
Eat little and often, plain food and plenty of water. It's so hard but will be worth it!
The only time I didn't feel sick was when I was actually eating. Hot white toast with proper butter was my food of choice. If you can't fave food, have you tried travel sickness bands? Some people swear by them.
Medication. Was on it up to the day I gave birth.
Carry an empty ice cream tub with a lid for those moments when there is no alternative but to vomit but nowhere appropriate to do it.
Don't feel guilt for eating whatever you fancy (obviously within the realms of safe food in pregnant like no raw steak!) my baby at 11 weeks is mostly made of white carb and crisps. My diet is usually very healthy so it feels very unnatural but I'm of the opinion any food is better than non. I'm also on cyclizine which helps.
Weak ginger tea does seem to help too as does not getting too hungry (easier said than done).
Congratulations and good luck. It will get better! Xx
I found mini cheddars helped stop me from going too hungry (which made it worse) and polo mints when I was out and about and felt like I was about to be sick.
I had terrible sickness from weeks 6-16 and felt like I'd never feel normal again. You have my sympathy as I know how horrible it is but it will pass. I've not felt sick at all since then and I'm now 32 weeks
I couldn't face ginger biscuits but could eat rich tea biscuits as they are so plain. I found it helpful to eat before bed, usually a bowl of cereal and to take up snacks for middle of the night and for before I got up in the morning.
I could only eat a meal someone else cooked it so I got DH doing all the cooking for a few weeks.
Worst part second time round was having to do lunch for a toddler every day. She had a lot of toast/sandwiches for a few weeks as that was all I could manage to prepare.
Eat little and often.
Go to the doctors and get anti-sickness drugs. I'm on cyclizine.
My advice - find what foods don't make you vomit, I went for anything that was easy to swallow but equally not too sickly as sickly or too chewy caused vomiting mid meal.
In terms of meals I stuck to plain food - mashed potatoes and veg with any meat I could tolerate, rice with plain things like chicken and veg, sliced bread but only if it was white.
In terms of snacks, I stuck to salt and vinegar crisps, cream crackers, mini cheddars, and for a short period I craved rice cakes but that craving quickly turned back to hating them like I always had pre-pregnancy.
I found it also helped to eat child sized portions for a while, the more I tried to force myself to eat the more I felt the urge to be sick and more often than not if I ignored the urge and continued eating I had to grab the sick bucket. Breaking up meals also worked for me in terms of getting my lunch down at work, so I sometimes just ate a sandwich at lunch and then consumed one item an hour of the rest of my lunch until home time. Just keep eating little and often.
You're doing the right thing drinking plenty, but have you tried fizzy water or perhaps adding some squash to fizzy water, its weird but it did help a bit with my nausea on bad days as did lemon drinks made with fresh lemons, and ice cold water. Ice lollies I also found were quite good for nausea.
And if it does not get better and you cannot stand the sickness any longer go to see your GP, I was getting so down about it I broke down on the doctor who felt like there was little option other than medication which was ultimately how I got through the weeks of sickness hell. It does get better, I know it might not seem like it now, I didn't believe anyone who told me that but it really does!
I found salty crackers helped - those Wasa seasalt and rosemary thins were my saviour! Also bitter lemon and ginger ale. Definitely graze - if I felt even a hint of peckishness it turned to nausea very quickly. Don't eat anything rich or heavy close to bedtime - it just sits on your stomach overnight and then you'll feel sick in the morning.
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