I am trying to count my blessings that I'm not a HG sufferer but I am struggling with regular old morning sickness this time around. I have a long commute by bus in the morning. Yesterday I had to get off half way in order to throw up, then wait in the freezing rain for another bus. Today I made it all the way to my destination, but threw up promptly as soon as I got off. Tomorrow I have to drop off DD1 on the way, which means I need to take a later bus and will have literally not one minute to spare so if I need to throw up before arrival, it will need to be on the bus. Obviously, I'm really not looking forward to these bus journeys. Does anyone have any tips? Is it better to eat or not eat beforehand? Sympathies to anyone suffering the same, it's bleak.
I find sips of full sugar coke, ideally slightly flat, really help. Plus ginger biscuits. Neither the healthiest but haven't found anything healthy that works! Also there are pregnancy vitamins that have ginger in, can't remember the brand, which may help a little. Hope it eases up soon!
I was constantly nauseous for my whole 9 months ... and only sick once. I sometimes felt if I was sick I would feel abit better... anyway... lucosade sport Carrot sticks Pineapple Bread sticks And cold milk Oh and strawberry milkshakes from mc d's
Bottle of water to sip. Strong, fresh mints and a scarf so if I smelt something I didn't like I could move my scarf up slightly and breathe minty freshness. Easier in winter - in summer I sported a floaty light scarf all the time!
If I didn't eat I would be sick and some days I almost felt I had to get puking out the way before I could carry on with the day, that worked for me though as I would only be sick once or twice a morning
Bubblegum chewing gum and boiled sweets helped me get through teaching lessons without throwing up. 'Luckily' my morning sickness turned into throwing up every time I brushed my teeth. Which was actually convenient as I knew when it would happen every day.
I have put my foot down and am not doing public transport in the first Trimester! When I can’t have the car I am shamelessly taking a cab to work . It’s a short time in life when it’s deserved i think.
Make sure you eat, even if it's just nibbling on a biscuit. And if you are taking prenatal vitamins, consider taking them separately. I found pregnacare made me sick so I took folic acid, vitamin d with calcium and iron all separately with one of those fizzy vitamin c tablets and this helped loads
Thank you so much for the tips. I made it without throwing up today!
Am only 10 weeks so there's at least a few more before the end is in sight.
fakingit I'm jealous of your taxis! I racked up a large bill towards the end the last time when I was too huge and exhausted for walking up hills. Sadly we've now moved and the distance would make this cost prohibitive.
noodlesandtomatoes what led you to take vitamin b6? That sounds like an easy thing to try and one with no dietary downsides!
I found eating something like 2 crackers before l got out of bed helped. Otherwise l got sick immediately after getting out of bed. Its such a tough time, l found. Be careful not to eat too many polo mints as they destroy your teeth.
Can't really help as I have HG and tbh nothing's really helped loads other than my medication but definitely don't do it on an empty stomach, that will make it worse. Eat plain, dry food in the morning and keep snacking on it throughout your commute if possible, I find that helped me when i had 'regular' morning sickness the week or so before the HG really set in.