Well, my dream of having a nausea-free pregnancy has been dashed - the morning nausea kicked in after a delicious breakfast of biscuits and bacon (guess I won't be eating those anymore). Still feeling a little yucky at 3:30 p.m. I'll be 6 weeks tomorrow.
Anyone have suggestions for helping with the nausea? I do have Zofran from my last pregnancy if the symptoms get worse.
Yikes! I had the most success with the acupressure seabands - found at most drug stores. I wore mine so much the first few weeks, I had to take them off for a few hours just to give my wrists a break. I had to throw them out after the 1st trimester! What else helped:
I actually ate only clementines, green grapes and cool ranch doritos my first 12 weeks. LOL. I can clearly remember eating pasta one night strand by strand just to get some nourishment. I would also swallow whole bites of pb sandwich - again just to get some food in my stomach. Other than that . . . I ate the above.
The bands really did help though. And sucking on sr patch kids . . .
I had absolutely pleasant mornings but very bad evening sickness. Right when I am about to have my dinner. I noticed that certain food flavors made me more nauseous than others. So I had to avoid them. Even the sight of certain food gave me nausea. I threw up whenever I had too much water after the meal. So i started drinking any liquid 1/2 Hr after meals. walking in fresh air helped me a lot to relieve my nausea. So instead of post dinner walk I used to walk in my Balcony before Dinner . I also tried lemon drops but they didn't seem to help too much.
Another reason was an empty stomach. The appetite reduces and you get hungry very frequently so I always carried something in a Bag (My DH called it my Picnic bag LOL .. ). With even a slight hint of Hunger I ate a cracker or nuts and it kept me away from bad nausea.
Enjoy these symptoms ... My OB was always happy to hear I was feeling sick
I've read that sickness is good, too, but there are lots of people that have none and their babies are healthy. I'd definitely deal with a few months of sickness to have a healthy baby. Whatever it takes!
Thanks for the tips. Since it's going to be 25 degrees in Kentucky tomorrow, I should be able to step outside for cold air. I'll also start keeping snacks with me.
Sigh! It's just the worst feeling imaginable, but since it's a good sign....
For me, the only thing that really helped was a combination of Vit. B6 and Unisom, which my o/b assured me was completely safe, and since he'd done some kind of residency with the editor of the Journal of Teratology, I figured he knew what he was talking about. I took it from about week 8, when the nausea/vomiting starting getting really bad, until about week 21, at which point I tried to taper the Unisom, but to no avail. I think I stopped taking the Unisom completely at week 24. But at that point the heartburn was kicking in and that was a whole nother story!
Anyway, since you've had good luck with Zofran in the past, I'm guessing it will help you this time as well if the nausea gets to be too much.
I have gained 15 pounds which is A LOT for me since I'm only 5'0! I seriously have about 5 outfits that fit and the rest I don't even try to put on anymore. I keep telling myself if everything works, it is so worth it.
P.S. Morning sickness is an excellent sign according to everything I have read and my doctor!
When is your first u/s again? I go back on Wednesday for mine. It was the longest weekend of my life considering the situation
I was wondering when do u go in for the next appointment. I know u must be under lot of stress these days but I hope everything will work out just fine.
I hear you about only 5 outfits fitting u now. I was also in the same condition. I was so surprised when other friends and on net I found suggestions that u need maternity clothes only after 5th month. I had to ignore that and buy my 1st set of maternity clothes by the end of 1st trimester itself.
You are both always so considerate. I am starting to be at peace with whatever the outcome may be. I wont lie, it is miserable right now and I start crying at the smallest things or for nothing at all. I am thankful beyond words for my wonderful husband, he is right there with me which is helping. Part of me is dreading Wednesday but the other part of me is ready to I can move forward, whatever that means. I will definitely let you know the outcome.
Thank you so much for the prayers, II can't tell you how much they mean right now.
"Look at the latest picture of Mariah Carey in US Weekly...she's put on a TON of weight, and you know she has personal trainers, nutritionists, etc. There's no hope for any of us!"
"There's no hope for any of us!"
None of those aids mean anything unless you're following their advice to a T and who knows if she is? Besides it has a lot less to do with that and a lot more to do with body type/metabolism, etc. If you're gonna be huge when pg. NOTHING that you do that is healthy will change that.
Where all those aids come in is AFTER baby is born and most celebrities are known for passing on b/fing so that they can starve themselves thin. Either way, I think they are a bad example for the average woman.
Just my 10 pence.
fwiw, I was thin as paper with ds#1. Belly didn't pop till 3rd tri. and I barely looked pregnant every. With ds #2, belly popped at 6 wks and I was as huge as a buffalo......and I'm a fitness instructor and personal trainer - so it just goes to show. It has nothing to do with working out or even to some extent, diet.
I've cut out caffeine (and you don't know how obsessed I am with McDonald's Diet Coke!), and try to rest and not stress as much as possible. That's about all I can do. Luckily, I am extremely busy at work this week, so that makes the days go by quickly. Thanks for your kind words of support.