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Please everyone I need your best tips for dealing with first trimester nausea!

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mscongeniality Thu 12-Oct-17 21:05:07

Hi all,

I'm thinking about ttc child number 2 but my first trimester with my first child has left me quite traumatised. After he was born I swore I wouldn't have anymore kids but I'm finally at a place mentally where I'm ready for another.

I had horrible nausea starting from about week 6 till week 12. The worst part was that it was constant and unrelenting because I couldn't get relief from throwing up. I had to force myself to throw up maybe a handful of times and would feel better, but it didn't happen easily. So I pretty much struggled through like this all day and night. I know some people have it much worse with hypermesis, but not being able to throw up is really awful too. Anyone had that?

Could you please share what worked best for you to deal with the nausea as well, including any prescribed medication because this time I'm going to ask my GP for help. I've tried the usual: ginger ale, crackers, milk, carbs etc but I want to cover all my bases so I can be more prepared this time!

Ilovechocolate111 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:29:19

Always remember each pregnancy is different. I had really bad sickness with my first (couldn't find anything the help) no sickness with my 2nd or 3rd and now pregnant again roughly 5-6 weeks and currently having mild morning sickness.
Every pregnancy Every Birth is different. Try not to worry about it. X

Yogagirl123 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:41:30

Nausea is horrible I know, peppermint tea, melon and ginger biscuits have improved nausea for me in the past, but every pregnancy is different so perhaps you will escape the sickness next time. Wishing you all the best OP.

scrivette Thu 12-Oct-17 21:43:52

I had morning sickness with my first, HG with my second and bad morning sickness with my third, so you might be lucky and not have it as badly the second time around.

Tablets helped, speak to the doctor and I had to try a couple of different ones before we found one that suited me. I also had a higher dose of folic acid and vitamin tablets prescribed to me.

I would say (as hard as it is) to make sure you remain hydrated as dehydration can make you feel even worse. Tiny sips of water, ice cubes and lollies can all help, and I found it easier to drink through a straw.

EvilCleverDog Thu 12-Oct-17 22:01:35

I know it's hard but eating always helped, as did gallons of grapefruit juice and bitter lemon.

Blahblahboo Thu 12-Oct-17 22:03:32

I've had HG with both and ugh it was horrible. However i.found a breakfast of baked potato and cheese helped.
It was the starch you see.

Blahblahboo Thu 12-Oct-17 22:07:17

But what did help too was acid reflux tablets, ranitidine, because even with potato it got so bad I was puking blood.

turquoise88 Thu 12-Oct-17 22:10:30

It’s truly awful OP, I feel for you.

I had it bad with my first, even worse with the second and I must say that’s a pattern that friends have followed too.

I ended up on metoclopramide which helped a bit. I honestly found the only other times I felt okay was when I was actually eating what I could and when I slept. Try and nibble on anything if you can. I had it from weeks 6-16.

KarateKitten Thu 12-Oct-17 22:15:37

I'm just finished my 4th round of serious pregnancy sickness in 5 yrs. Get it to 18wks every time. I've learned to just shut down and live from moment to moment. Time passes and you're done. Sleep as much as you can to escape.

Heratnumber7 Thu 12-Oct-17 22:21:15

Ginger biscuits before you get out of bed.

LadyPug Thu 12-Oct-17 22:33:53

I can’t really help you but I’m in this hell right now so I’m following avidly. It’s my second dc and so far this sickness has been identical to last time. I have tried carbs, ginger biscuits, ice lollies (these help short term anyway) and sleep (best remedy) but nothing really dents it, it’s just a waiting game I guess. 8 weeks currently and at rock bottom, it has to end soon right?!

Pigletthedog Thu 12-Oct-17 23:11:44

I did all the usual, ginger, lemons, fizzy water, dry biscuits etc. The only think that really worked for me (by which I mean eased the nausea, didn't fix it) this time round was Ricola elderflower sweets. I found that anything minty made me feel worse but the freshness and light menthol aftertaste of the ricola sweets was really refreshing. Worth a go anyway! Good luck!

KarateKitten Thu 12-Oct-17 23:13:36

Food wise, try watermelon.

lookingforthecorkscrew Thu 12-Oct-17 23:28:50

Biscuits next to the bed at night. Eat two before you even think about getting up.

Cold, filtered water.

Suck on oranges.

Fruity boiled sweets can help with the saliva issues.

The less you eat the worse you feel, so doggedly eat as much as you can!

lookingforthecorkscrew Thu 12-Oct-17 23:29:30

That has reminded me to pop downstairs and fetch my biscuits. biscuit biscuit

Mrstobe90 Thu 12-Oct-17 23:45:22

Never let yourself get hungry. If I got hungry and then ate, I’d always (and still do) throw up.
Also, ready salted crisps are so helpful!

mscongeniality Fri 13-Oct-17 00:16:57

Thanks all, I can only hope that I won't get it as bad or at all this time around but I'm not counting on that happening sad
My issue is that I couldn't throw up, my body just didn't know how to do it so it was just constant...and oh my gosh the acid, it was horrible. The acid made the nausea so much worse. Sleep and carbs were the only thing that gave temporary relief...
Really feel so jealous of my friends who sailed through without any sickness at all envy

mscongeniality Fri 13-Oct-17 00:17:29

Has anyone tried seabands? Heard about them the last time but didn't try them, but thinking I might this time to cover all my bases.

oldlaundbooth Fri 13-Oct-17 00:18:41

Only thing that worked for me was stuffing my face with carbs.

KoolKoala07 Fri 13-Oct-17 00:25:19

I'm currently trying seabands. Only had them 3 days so too early to establish is they are actually helping. Got them from Amazon super cheap, £1.24. Can't wear them day time at work though as people would be asking questions and I'm not ready to spill the beans yet. I find the most effective methods are not being hungry, sipping water and plenty of junk food mints.

Mrstobe90 Fri 13-Oct-17 00:26:42

Sea bands? Are they travel sickness bands?
I tried them and they worked for 2 days and then didn’t anymore.

Mrstobe90 Fri 13-Oct-17 00:26:57

It’s different for everyone though

MsPavlichenko Fri 13-Oct-17 00:35:51

Old gimmer. First pregnancy, sickness till about five months. Morning till bedtime. Ice lollies, sweetie bananas helped. Next pregnancy, no sickness at all. Not one day. So may be completely different.

MrsLilymunster Fri 13-Oct-17 06:40:08

I found ginger root tablets help calm my tummy and nausea alot !

TakeMe2Insanity Fri 13-Oct-17 08:14:39

I currently live in seabands. My nausea and retching has got so bad it was causing asthma attacks so have been prescribed renetidine. Do go to the drs.

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