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Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Hi!

I'm six weeks along and have just started experiencing pregnancy sickness.

This little baby has made its presence known from day one (I literally felt the difference in my body the day after conception) though so far its been managble. The only ''major symptom'' till recently has been dizziness and the odd blacking out.

Since two days I've joined the ''morning'' (in my case day long) sickness club.

Thought I'd appeal to the English forum's wise mummies and perhaps get some ideas on what remedies worked for you?

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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Oohh congratulations! So exciting! So cool that you were able to know you were pregnant so quickly .

Sorry, I never experienced morning (day long ) sickness so I can't help but friends of mine who did experience it said that having little constant snacks through the day helped as well as ginger cookies as soon as waking in the morning.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

I'm currently 8 months pregnant and had really bad "all-day-long-sickness" for the first 3 months. The one thing I found to really help was peppermint tea. And I know some other mothers who have said that ginger tea really helped, too.

Hope you find some relief soon...

P.S. I think the nausea/morning sickness usually goes away after the first trimester, as it did for me.
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Sorry, I never experienced morning (day long ) sickness so I can't help but friends of mine who did experience it said that having little constant snacks through the day helped as well as ginger cookies as soon as waking in the morning.
Yes, that's very true... eating a little something every few hours really does help!
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

I was ill all the way through, and I also "knew" immediately.
What worked for me is an old wives trick.
- make a thermos of sugary tea and leave it the night before on your night table.... or recruit your husband to get up early and make you tea.
- have crackers like Zwiebeck available
- eat and drink as soon as you wake up, but stay in bed (no getting up)
- wait 15 minutes for your stomach to settle... then get up

it doesn't take the morning sickness away completely, but it helps
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Thanks Meisie, Thank you! hubby and I are REALLY excited! It will be our first

My body has been super sensitive to anything 'womanly' for about six months. I can felt ovulation, implantation e.t.c
Another friend of mine has not felt ANYTHING, she's quite a while along and is glad for her regular scans to make sure baby is still doing well.

I love hearing other woman's stories, Its so fascinating!

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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Congratulations!!

I had pretty bad morning sickness, I ate a lot of ginger (in the form of posh ginger biscuits from Waitrose).

Other friends/NCT attendees swore by these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Preggie-Drop.../dp/B000HJ8ZW4

I can't say if they work or not but I guess worth a try if it gets really bad!

And yes as with the other posters, it went around month 4 for me.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Well Sabrina .. first of all Warm Congratulations on your pregnancy .. although I can appreciate that at the moment, it may not feel like such a good thing after all ...!

I suffered just like you, and it was all day, and often provoked by the weirdest of smells (one time standing next to a metal handrail in a shopping centre had me running for the toilet, another time, someone's perfume in the queue in front of me in Marks & Spencers ... it was just so random ..)

A few things I tried ... some worked better than others

- ginger - in cookies or ginger tea. Didn't really do it for me, but I have friends who swear by it
- eating really REALLY bland food .. by which I mean plain boiled rice, grilled chicken, plain yoghurt. Somehow if the food did not taste of much, it didn't lie so bad in my stomach as stronger food
- keeping busy - most of the time I felt like death warmed up, but I found if I forced myself to get on with things, it did normally take my mind off it ... with the exception of a few occasions where there were spectacular incidents in public when I could not find a loo/sink etc...
- not worrying about what people thought and being prepared - a lot of the time I got really worked up about what would happen if I barfed in public - then my sister advised me to never be without a plastic freezer bag size bag slid inside a paper bag .. meaning you could be sick inside the bag discreetly without anyone having to see the contents

I too suffered from dizziness and the occasional blackout .. and to that there is very little I can say except try not to be on your own when out and about too much as these incidences can be really frightening. Try not to get up too quickly from sitting down as they are often caused by low blood pressure (nothing to panic about).

The good news? Well towards weeks 16/18 it disappeared as mysteriously as it had come, never to surface again. Indeed, I had no such problems at all in my second pregnancy .. but I doubt you can currently entertain the idea of doing this again !

Finally, if you are sick a lot, don't worry about how much food you are eating ... I actually lost weight in the first 4 months or so, it's really not a problem, but do keep up your fluids. It may mean just drinking the equivalent of a teaspoon every 5 mins or so, but it so important to try to keep some fluid down. If it gets really bad, there are anti nausea drugs etc. available, but perhaps other people can advise about alternative remedies before you go down that route.

But it's wonderful news! Congratulations!
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

I had all-day sickness, too. I consumed large amounts of anything with ginger and plain crackers. I'm a real big fan, even now, of candied ginger and gingerbread. Ginger tea is a win, too. It's likely, too, you'll have indigestion later so, just so you know, you can take heartburn medicine for that. I found out late on that and it would have eased my discomfort quite a lot. Also, go see movies now, while you can, as I made the mistake of going to see a movie 2 weeks before I was due and, well, it was a painful experience sitting through 2 hours of movie by that point.

Enjoy as it really is an adventure.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

you ladies are amazing! Thank you all so much!
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you'll have indigestion later so, just so you know, you can take heartburn medicine for that. I found out late on that and it would have eased my discomfort quite a lot.

Thanks for that piece of advice! that's also something that's popped up in the last couple of days so good to know that Rennie can still be my friend!
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

I know some women say that their prenatal vitamins make them nauseous, too. So be sure to eat something significant when you take your vitamins.

Ah, and as I should have mentioned earlier (but due to my own pregnancy "brain fuzz" I had forgotten to)...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Congratulations

Another vote for peppermint and ginger here - basically anything with those ingredients in seemed to calm things for me - sucking a peppermint, eating ginger biscuits, ginger tea. Does help. I found camomile tea quite soothing too.

Dizziness is not really OK though - if that continues then you should see someone about it. I mean, occasional light headedness if you stand up quickly is probably OK, but feeling like you're going to actually black out is not.

I never got to the actual throwing up stage, I just felt kind of continually queasy . I did also worry a lot at the early stages when you may not want to tell people and are worried about the miscarriage risks etc. so I'm actually not sure whether my queasiness was really morning sickness or just worrying!

Try and enjoy it all as much as you can though, it's a very special time. Now that I'm done with having babies I do feel a little sad that I'll never have that pregnant feeling again - although at the time there were days that were truly awful!! [sorry!]
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Thanks for that piece of advice! that's also something that's popped up in the last couple of days so good to know that Rennie can still be my friend!
Check the packet .. the Rennie I bought here in CH said not suitable for use during pregnancy. Instead I used tablets and a liquid called Gaviscon. Don't know if you can buy it here - I bought it in the UK.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

aaahhhh what a lovely thread! Women all love to be able to share their pregnancies .... and the childbirth parts are especially exciting ......

Any men out there want to contribute ......?.. how did you get thru the morning sickness parts ......? ... and did you attend the birth...? .. Did you faint ? .. or did you manage to stay alive?

Did you have to go out in the early hours to find that special food that allowed you to fall asleep satisfied...? (that you`d done your best?)
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Check the packet .. the Rennie I bought here in CH said not suitable for use during pregnancy. Instead I used tablets and a liquid called Gaviscon. Don't know if you can buy it here - I bought it in the UK.
Oooo yes Gaviscon my old friend, I was pretty reliant on that in the later stages.
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Re: Morning / Pregnancy Sickness

Sabrina

Congratulations firstly and secondly poor u! Although its quite some time ago now (19 yrs OMG!) since my daughter was born the overwhelming feeling of pregnancy sickness still makes me feel queasy! I unfortunately was sick for almost all of the 9 months of my pregnancy, however on the plus side I had a otherwise trouble free pregnancy and a text book birth. 1 Hour 27 minutes!

My recommendations for easing the nausea, flat diet cola and ginger biscuits!

Good Luck!

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Check the packet .. the Rennie I bought here in CH said not suitable for use during pregnancy. Instead I used tablets and a liquid called Gaviscon. Don't know if you can buy it here - I bought it in the UK.
PINEAPPLE works, naturally, against heartburn in pregnancy.... or ... the (Homeopathic) remedy which is to chew your way thru some fresh green beans.

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.
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aaahhhh what a lovely thread! Women all love to be able to share their pregnancies .... and the childbirth parts are especially exciting ......

Any men out there want to contribute ......?.. how did you get thru the morning sickness parts ......? ... and did you attend the birth...? .. Did you faint ? .. or did you manage to stay alive?

Did you have to go out in the early hours to find that special food that allowed you to fall asleep satisfied...? (that you`d done your best?)

Does anyone remember this thread ..

Pregnant wife needs watermelon now

so lovely!

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Thanks for that piece of advice! that's also something that's popped up in the last couple of days so good to know that Rennie can still be my friend!
Rennie kills ALL the acid in your stomach - not a good idea. It can cause an over-production of stomach acid - not a good idea.
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