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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

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Does anyone remember this thread ..

Pregnant wife needs watermelon now

so lovely!
Yes I do ... and it was a lovely thread ... the husband was sent to Manor .. places in Bern .... in Slovakia .....Italy ........ all over Europe .. I hope he found the Watermelon.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Hi, Haribou helped me. The supermix!
Also sniffing an apple if I was near the smell of coffee, which I hate the smell of when I am pregnant.
Hopefully it should pass. Try not to get too tired as that makes it worse, in my experience.
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Hi,
Though I've been lucky enough to never suffer excessively from morning sickness, I have heard that vitamin B6 can play a role for some women.
e.g. as mentioned here: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnanc...icknessexpert/

Also like to echo previous posters' comments about ginger (I loved the candied stuff or even the jars of pickled ginger you get to accompany sushi) and eating little and often, with a snack by your bed first thing in the morning.
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oops , I did not read the "question" - just answering when I saw the words "Rennies" and "Gaviscon" ... Not good for pregnant mothers, no matter what anyone else has to say about them.
Pineapple is acidic. No way is that good for a stomach that feels like it's burning it's way to china. It's Gaviscon or some of the more serious OTC acid inhibitors. It wasn't available in Sweden when I was there...by the time I got to the states they were a bit shocked I hadn't abated my misery with some Gaviscon. After that, I guzzled it like it were a bottle of bud on prom night. My kid turned out perfectly healthy...perhaps too healthy.

Modern medicine is here to help you and there's nothing at all wrong with Gaviscon, which is basically a big dose of chalk and, if that doesn't help, Zantac is your friend. As always, consult your physician, but if you aren't getting sleep because of acid stomach, know that these medications won't hurt your child.
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Pineapple is acidic. No way is that good for a stomach that feels like it's burning it's way to china. It's Gaviscon or some of the more serious OTC acid inhibitors. It wasn't available in Sweden when I was there...by the time I got to the states they were a bit shocked I hadn't abated my misery with some Gaviscon. After that, I guzzled it like it were a bottle of bud on prom night. My kid turned out perfectly healthy...perhaps too healthy.

Modern medicine is here to help you and there's nothing at all wrong with Gaviscon, which is basically a big dose of chalk and, if that doesn't help, Zantac is your friend. As always, consult your physician, but if you aren't getting sleep because of acid stomach, know that these medications won't hurt your child.
Not being a Chemist I cannot explain the ph values of various chemicals. Pineapple may be classed as an "acid" but it is not acid, per sè. It is merely the ancient remedy for pregnancy heart-burn. And having experienced this, I offer my advice, in preference to laboratory manufactured tablets and liquids.

Let us all wait for the children who have been treated with modern chemicals to grow up, produce off-spring, age, and grow old, .... and then expound on the wonders of modern pharmaceuticals. huh
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Congratulations!

I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy and sounds weird but actually missing being newly-pregnant and having it all to look forward to- even weirder as it hasn't been the easiest of times!

I had nausea in the first trimester-never strong enough to actually throw-up but enough to be uncomfortable. Like a permanent bad hang-over. I didn't find anything in particular that helped but I always, ALWAYS carried around a snack- dried fruit or an oat bar and it definitely helped take the edge off. For me, even the slightest bit of hunger exacerbated the nausea.

Good luck with managing the MS and wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Now if someone could tell me that there is a Swiss equivalent of Gaviscon (or something with sodium alginate as an ingredient) then I will be a very happy bunny...or barrel.

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Not being a Chemist I cannot explain the ph values of various chemicals. Pineapple may be classed as an "acid" but it is not acid, per sè. It is merely the ancient remedy for pregnancy heart-burn. And having experienced this, I offer my advice, in preference to laboratory manufactured tablets and liquids.

Let us all wait for the children who have been treated with modern chemicals to grow up, produce off-spring, age, and grow old, .... and then expound on the wonders of modern pharmaceuticals. huh

What? Pineapple is...acidic. Are you seriously trying to tell me that you're a woman and used pineapple as a morning sickness/heartburn remedy? It's probably great if you've overeaten, in which case the extra acid and enzymes will aid digestion, but for someone who has an acid stomach already, no way, that's like throwing gasoline on a bonfire.

As for chemicals...please...Gaviscon is calcium carbonate in suspension. Zantac is a bit more in terms of mechanism by hitting the acid production but...when the acid is so bad that a mother doesn't sleep, I'd choose helping the mother sleep any day vs. beating her to death with the whole 'don't let modern medicine ruin your life' schtick.

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Congratulations!

Now if someone could tell me that there is a Swiss equivalent of Gaviscon (or something with sodium alginate as an ingredient) then I will be a very happy bunny...or barrel.
If anyone knows if they can be bought in Germany or France, I usually do my weekly shopping in either place, and would be happy to be your agent and procure you some ... poor you.

(I never had indigestion until I was pregnant and now I get it quite a lot )
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What? Pineapple is...acidic. Are you seriously trying to tell me that you're a woman and used pineapple as a morning sickness/heartburn remedy? It's probably great if you've overeaten, in which case the extra acid and enzymes will aid digestion, but for someone who has an acid stomach already, no way, that's like throwing gasoline on a bonfire.

As for chemicals...please...Gaviscon is calcium carbonate in suspension. Zantac is a bit more in terms of mechanism by hitting the acid production but...when the acid is so bad that a mother doesn't sleep, I'd choose helping the mother sleep any day vs. beating her to death with the whole 'don't let modern medicine ruin your life' schtick.

For someone who smokes, you're awfully crunchy.
My Homeopath medical advisor, and it worked for me.....

If it works I don`t knock it.

Sorry, I read that you are a person who believes what you read ..... that is fine. I prefer to believe what I experience ... and go by "old fashioned" methods that have worked for hundreds of years. The new fashions just do nothing for me.

Go for it. Eat chemicals.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Oooooooh morning sickness.... Had it very slightly for my son. Basically eating all the time was helping a lot, as nothing is worse than an empty pregnant stomach.

But for my daughter... It lasted for 6 months!!! I threw up in the most crazy places (my car, the bus, the street, etc.). I ended up having to take primperan for 6 months just to be able to go through the day...

Little tip: the little disposable plastic bags for dog poo that you find everywhere in the streets are waterproof and ideal to carry in your bag in case of nausea...
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For someone who smokes, you're awfully crunchy.
For someone who ..... /fill in the blank space) ....... you are also a bit ....( fill in the blank space).

Do people really believe EVERYTHING they read?
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Let us all wait for the children who have been treated with modern chemicals to grow up, produce off-spring, age, and grow old, .... and then expound on the wonders of modern pharmaceuticals. huh
Sorry for going off-topic but one of the active ingredients in Gaviscon (sodium alginate) is extracted from sea-weed and forms a 'floating raft' to stop reflux from the stomach back up the oesophagus. And at the moment, making my life a lot more comfortable!

I'm pretty sure you can't classify the other two ingredients (sodium bicarb and calcium carbonate) as modern chemicals...

I'm not wanting to get into a war of 'chemicals' vs 'natural products' but just to reassure any other pregnant indigestion-sufferers that Gaviscon is absolutely fine as long as you don't have other contra-indications.

Now, off to have a big slug of the stuff and hopefully the mini-mountain person will make an appearance before my rapidly-dwindling supplies are used-up.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

By the way, eating a lot of pineapple is also one of the most commonly quoted "natural" methods of inducing labour. So no, I wouldn't go for it as an antacid while pregnant unless you are over 37 weeks ....

However, for heartburn, I can recommend chewing on a handful of almonds which is what my gynae recommended. And milk. The proper full fat stuff. A glass before bed was what helped me get over the nighttime heartburn. May also be beneficial for morning sickness, I don't know, didn't try it at that point.
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Sorry for going off-topic but one of the active ingredients in Gaviscon (sodium alginate) is extracted from sea-weed and forms a 'floating raft' to stop reflux from the stomach back up the oesophagus. And at the moment, making my life a lot more comfortable!

I'm pretty sure you can't classify the other two ingredients (sodium bicarb and calcium carbonate) as modern chemicals...

I'm not wanting to get into a war of 'chemicals' vs 'natural products' but just to reassure any other pregnant indigestion-sufferers that Gaviscon is absolutely fine as long as you don't have other contra-indications.

Now, off to have a big slug of the stuff and hopefully the mini-mountain person will make an appearance before my rapidly-dwindling supplies are used-up.
My personal experiences with Rennies/Gaviscon have been with an adult person, male, who virtually lived on Rennies until they no longer worked (massive acid reflux) .... and changed to Gaviscon. Oh such relief ........ until ....

.... years later ..... terrible achingly burning acid - from the bottom - and the diagnosis was ... Gaviscon. It no longer caused an "upsurge" ... it was then "down-surge" ... of acid.

Okay, so those who want to risk their comfort in the years to come .... take it ... by all means. Just don`t say I never warned you ......
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By the way, eating a lot of pineapple is also one of the most commonly quoted "natural" methods of inducing labour. So no, I wouldn't go for it as an antacid while pregnant unless you are over 37 weeks ....

However, for heartburn, I can recommend chewing on a handful of almonds which is what my gynae recommended. And milk. The proper full fat stuff. A glass before bed was what helped me get over the nighttime heartburn. May also be beneficial for morning sickness, I don't know, didn't try it at that point.
... nah .... lying under a Palm tree is what induces labour ....... according to my great great great grandmother who lived in the desert countries.... something about the "air" around a palm tree that did it .....?
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

I had really bad morning (all day) sickness during my pregnancy, as well as the ginger biscuits I found these worked for me
http://travelband.com/about-travelband.htm
Might be worth a try!!!
I also found that www.babycentre.co.uk was an excellent source of info and support.
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My Homeopath medical advisor, and it worked for me.....

If it works I don`t knock it.

Sorry, I read that you are a person who believes what you read ..... that is fine. I prefer to believe what I experience ... and go by "old fashioned" methods that have worked for hundreds of years. The new fashions just do nothing for me.

Go for it. Eat chemicals.
Meh...I also ate paste when I was a kid. The white kind.

I think, perhaps, your homeopath either didn't understand what Gaviscon was made of or that you didn't have the kind of acid stomach where you couldn't sleep laying down and had little success sleeping sitting up. Also the kind of stomach where any food, acid or otherwise, would make it more like vesuvius than a calm sea.

My father died from esophageal cancer due to years of acid reflux treated with Tums (chalk, pretty much what Gaviscon is made of). When your stomach and esophagus is on fire, it's not merely a discomfort, it's a health hazard. If, by reading your later post about becoming dependent on Gaviscon to where it is no longer effective, you are subject to frequent bouts of acid reflux, I'd recommend you revisit your stance on 'chemicals' because it's better to medicate the acid than to die by esophageal cancer which has a rather high mortality rate. You'll just have to trust me on that one.

I'm not big on chemicals and am a member of the 'moderation in all things, including moderation' club, but some things deserve to be medicated, especially when they are proven to work so well and have NO known side effects for pregnant mothers.
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For someone who ..... /fill in the blank space) ....... you are also a bit ....( fill in the blank space).

Do people really believe EVERYTHING they read?
I'm not sure what you mean by this, but I seem to recall you're one of the more militant smokers and usually smokers are less likely to take the 'my body is a temple' approach to modern medicine.
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My personal experiences with Rennies/Gaviscon have been with an adult person, male,
There is a huge difference between a pregnant woman taking indigestion remedies for a short period of time to treat a well-known pregnancy-related problem and a man crunching on them like sweets without getting a proper diagnosis (an assumption on my part but I've never dispensed a prescription from a doctor for Rennies).

There is already enough to stress about in pregnancy; a little less scare-mongering would be good.
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