Friday, September 7, 2012

Lend Me Your Pregnancy Secrets


When I was pregnant with Reese it was storybook. I was barely nauseaus. I had no mood swings. I was seriously so happy it was literally puppies and unicorns and rainbows and sunshine and I'm sure other women thought I was a total brat. After my epidural I had a pain free labor and delivery and everything felt perfect.

This time around, it's different.

I always have heard people say that every pregnancy is different but I never realized just how different it could be. I have been so exhausted that I have barely been able to get off the couch. I have almost constant nausea and have been throwing up every day TMI I know but thems the facts of life.

This Jenna reminded me about preggy pops the other day and then this Jenna suggested ginger in some tea or hot water. So, lets here it ladies, what are your "morning sickness" what a joke that is remedies. I'm willing to try almost anything!

41 comments:

  1. Ginger capsules. Take up to 3 times a day with a full glass of water. Might take the edge off.

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  2. I (thankfully, and I hope it stays that way) had only nausea. The best trick I did was dry cereal. Cheerios for example. Have it beside your bed and eat a handful before you even sit up, even if you feel sick. Also make sure you eat every few hours so that you don't feel sick!

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  3. I know you're miserable but I have to tell you that this gives me HOPE! Hope that just because I was sick my entire pregnancy with Connor that maybe I won't be with baby #2.

    My tips (and I'm a pro)....

    1. I lived off scrambled eggs and toast.

    2. Minestrone soup tastes the same coming up as it does going down.(gross but true)

    3. Ginger-ale with ice and a straw.

    4. Eat small snacks often, crackers etc. If you let your stomach empty completely it makes it worse.

    5. Sip water ALL day. You do NOT want to become dehydrated.

    6. Call your Mommy BFF when you need ANYTHING.

    Love you!
    xoxo

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  4. Sipping water. Mints. I was just nauseous with my twins but with my youngest I was getting sick every morning. Oh and what also helped with her was eating jello

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  5. The biggest thing for me was to NEVER take my pre-natal vitamins in the morning. Take them right after dinner (assuming that's the biggest meal of the day.) I would throw up immediately after taking them if I did them w/ breakfast. I was still sick, but this helped. Also, LEMONS. Get some Simply Lemonade (no high fructose corn syrup or other crap). I sipped lemonade, not huge glasses, and that took the edge off. Lemon water whenever you can. ALWAYS have something in your purse, whether that's granola bars or crackers, etc. Don't let your stomach be empty. One of my friends swore by eating a small granola bar or something even before getting out of bed. And another friend swears that eating beans helped a ton. That might make you even more nauseous, but maybe look it up on the internet :) Good luck friend! I pray this passes quickly.

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  6. K.... this saved my life. My doctor gave me a prescription for B6 meds/vitamins/whatever. It came as a liquid and worked IMMEDIATELY for me. I would definitely ask your doc for one if you're not opposed to something like that. Good luck!!

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  7. Yuck!! I literally didnt leave our couch for at least 4 weeks this time around. Isaac had a lot of unsupervised run around the house time.One thing that helped: sucking on orange slices and grapefruit. Sour is good. My midwife recommended eating beans because it reduces bile in your stomach. I dont think it worked for me or I couldn't eat them at all. Let me know what good tips you learn!

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  8. Orange juice and salty food. My bets on- this ones a boy.

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  9. I had all day nausea when I was pregnant, but I never threw up (but everyday I wished I would just to get it OVER). Preggie pops worked for me, as did wintergreen life savers! I also always made sure I had something to eat every few hours, even if I felt sick and didn't want to, because usually the sickness was worse if I had an empty stomach. Then when all else failed I just laid on the cold bathroom tile next to the toilet. Glamorous. ha! Hang in there lady!!

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  10. i ate ginger biscuits but that only worked for a while. i was ill till about nineteen weeks and nothing kind of worked but a few tips which made it slightly better was too eat little but often and to eat at a table, i don't know why but i thought it made the food stay down, or maybe that just shows how weirdly my brain works.

    and the exhaustion, sorry no tips really apart from rest a lot and let some stuff slide.

    just remember this will pass, well that is what i kept telling myself :)

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  11. Make sure you have crackers beside the bed and eat them immediately. Pretzels and dry cereal (already suggested above) work well too. Try drinking Simply lemonade. It really helped me. Also the preggy pops and there is a hot tea you can get that can help. If all else fails, get zofran from your dr. Hoping it will fade very soon.

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  12. Preggy Pops were my lifesaver as well! I had the same thing, not sick at all with my first and sicker than anything with my 2nd. Chasing after a toddler probably doesn't help! I ate a lot of saltines as well! Rest is the best thing you can do for feeling sick. Just nap when she naps and go to bed early!

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  13. Eating every couple hours definitely helps. I finally called my doctor and they told me to take 1/2 a Unisom and Vitamin B6. Miracle! It didn't take away the sick feeling entirely but at least I was able to function. I took it everyday until about week 15.

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  14. Call your doctor and have him prescribe you something for the sickness.

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  15. ZOFRAN AND MORE ZOFRAN!!!!! I was a puke machine with my first two. Awful awful morning sickness! Praying you get some relief soon, it's so hard being preggo and having a little one to care for! Hugs!

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  16. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but from my experience (which is only one child) nothing really works, except getting it over with. Puking (sorry for the foul ;) language) always just made me feel better. I was sick well into my second trimester and thought it would NEVER end! It took them a long time to prescribe it but I wound up taking Zofran during my third(ish) month and I was still nauseous, but less losing every meal. I kept gum with me all the time, tried preggy pops, every type of ginger out there and they all just triggered my gag reflex! I hope yours is mild and goes away fast. I hear you don't really THINK about it as much when you have a little one already running around!

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  17. ok I am SO out of the loop!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Well, the only time I ever got sick was this pregnancy & I ended up with twins ;) ;) ha ha. The only thing that saved me was ginger ale, chicken soup & crackers but that all would eventually come up. I had to get on zofran to keep my own spit down. It was baaad. I sure hope you feel better soon :( Morning sickness is awful!

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  18. my cousin swears by sea-bands. good luck!

    http://www.sea-band.com/

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  19. Having never been pregnant I don't know for sure the validity of this, but my dear recently pregnant friend ate fruit like it was going out of business. She said it helped with her ALL DAY for 9 Months pregnancy sickness. So um, try fruit?

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  20. My pregnancy has been really easy so far, but I had two weeks where I nauseous and the only thing that helped were the sea sickness bands...you wear them on your wrists. People usually use them for motion sickness but they were so awesome. I didn't take them off except for showering. I would use them combined with whatever other strategies you are using! Good luck!

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  21. No one has mentioned peppermint tea yet. I had daily nausea for over 3 years (turned out I had gluten, dairy, and egg allergies) so I found sucking on hard peppermint candies while out was the best. And every morning peppermint tea. Ginger was too spicy for me. Also try getting some peppermint essential oils to put on your temples and under the nose to smell. Really helps. I should know, I've lived with it for so long! Lol

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  22. my first two were so different as well. first=death bed. no really. second=heaven on earth. this third time around had been a bit of inbetween those two. i found something i really loved the smell of and i carry it everywhere with me! its a pack of orbits strawberry gum. haha. when i started to get sick i literally slept with crackers in my hand for a few weeks. helped so i never got really hungry, that when i would get sick the most when my stomach was empty. oh and i use lemon oil too. hope these help and you feel better soon. :)

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  23. for me the only thing that worked was constantly sucking on mints. Preferably sour ones. Or even just hard candy.

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  24. Gummy prenatals. You do have to take an iron supplements, but it's super tiny, and doesn't upset.
    Try really cold foods, and really warm foods, if I ate anything room temp, I got sick.
    Lemon water

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  25. I second the peppermint tea. You don't have to sweeten it at all and it's super refreshing and helps with nausea. Also, this might be specific to each person, but for me eating simple foods, like toast with avocado or other fruit, was much easier than meals with a ton of flavor.

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  26. With my daughter, I was in the hospital for a few days because of how bad my "morning" sickness was...I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (look it up-horrible) and I was 12 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight by week 17. Ask for the Zofran ODT (they are the tablets that dissolve under your tongue) and for Phenergan at night...the Phenergan will make you drowsy, but will usually hold over until in the morning, which helps with the morning sickness. Zofran during the day finally helped me keep things down!

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  27. Fudgecicles and gold fish crackers... not necessarily together though! If you're losing weight, make sure to talk to your doctor, you can get some prescriptions that will help!

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  28. I was super sick the first 13 weeks or so and then it magically lifted. Most of my advice has already been said - I ate Saltines in bed before I would even sit up. Ate often, and usually once I started eating I could keep feeling OK - I think that's why it's referred to as morning sickness. The morning hump was always the worst even if it was bad all day. Next time I'll be trying candied ginger. Ginger People brand is amazing and I highly recommend their products, especially the Ginger Soother drink - You should be able to buy it online.

    We're trying to get pregnant and I must admit I'm terrified of being sick while watching my toddler AND working!

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  29. If I was throwing up every day, I would definitely ask for a prescription for zofran. Only downside is that it can make you constipated, so taking a stool softener is also a good idea. Pregnancy alone can be constipating and if you have been- that just makes nausea worse so you may want to take one anyway. Also, agree with previous commenters- the worst thing is letting your stomach get empty. Def need to eat a little something every 2-3 hours! Good luck and Godspeed to a hopefully nausea free second trimester! :)

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  30. Eat. All. Day.

    Don't have meals anymore just snack on stuff all day. The being hungry makes being nauseous almost worse.

    I lived off of cereal, ice cold water, and laid on the couch for the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.

    Ask your doctor about Zofran and Phenegran. Both life savers if you are comfortable taking stuff during pregnancy. I still have morning sickness at 23 weeks (but at night). I take 1/4-1/2 of a phenegran and pass out.

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    1. Its so funny to me seeing how so many pass out with phen, when that's the pill I take daily for the past 3 years and doesn't knock me out. Just goes to show every one is different

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  31. LISTEN TO ME: Unisom. Yes, the sleep aid. I had DIBILITATING morning (all day) sickness. I tried Zofran and it didnt help one bit. Then my OBGYN said take HALF a Unisom at night. He said, "we don't know why or how it helps nausea, we just know that it does." I am paranoid about taking meds while pregnant, but he assured me it was totally safe. After 2 days I felt perfect! If y-ou get the generic, the active ingrediant is Doxy-something. Ask your doc just to make sure, but I'm telling you it works!!

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  32. With our first one (a boy) I was sick all day, everyday for the first 3 months. I tend to be drug free when it comes to being pregnant, so I lived off of home made toast and tea, and ginger ale. Sweets, dairy and fatty foods made it worse and my pre nat vitamins only could be taken after dinner also. My Mum and my auntie both suggest the same, and between them both they had 11 babies. So far with our second I have not been sick. Hope you feel better soon!

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  33. My first pregnancy was sunshine and rainbows too. This one has been great too (I'm 32 weeks) but the first tri I was definitely more nauseous. Just tons of small snacks, always eating had helped a lot and I was a fan of preggie pops too!

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  34. Ugh, the pains of growing children! I have irish twins (read: 2 babies in 1 year, they are 11 1/2 months apart}. I was sick as a dog with both. The 2nd one was worst and I busted blood vessles around my eye from throwing up so hard (sorry, tmi). And weird things would make me sick too (some laundry detergant and ginger). What worked for me was to eat exactly what sounded good and that was it. I gave myself grace and went with it. Also, I ate saltines all the time. I had little baggies of them EVERWHERE! In the car, in the diaper bag, in my purse and most importantly, on my night stand. As soon as I would wake up, I would eat some before I even got up. When I didn't, this is when I would get sick. I did the same with tums during the 3rd trimester. Hang in here, it will be over soon!!

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  36. Sorry you're feeling crappy. :( I had all day every day sickness with my daughter so I know how you feel. My mommy tip is Ginger Altoids (like the mints), they help settle your stomach and you can keep they in your purse. Also, take crackers and water everywhere you go. I hope you find something that works for you asap! xo

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  37. I had read that citrus makes you feel a lot better, so I would buy San Pelligrino and squeeze a lemon or two in there! It worked amazing!! :) Good Luck!

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  38. Vitamin B6--ask your doctor. And GinGins (ginger hard candy) or lifesavers can help. I feel your pain...

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  39. aw. new to your blog. {cute layout btw}

    i lived on saltine crackers :( feel better soon.

    hosting a balance bike giveaway this week :) that might make you feel better??? hehe
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