Oh, the fickle nature of morning sickness! One morning I couldn’t stand even the sight or smell of the food I was fixing for my family for breakfast. The next I’d be scarfing down leftover Mexican food first thing in the morning. One day I wake up feeling like I was hit by a mac truck and spun around in circles 50 times. The next I wake up energized and ready to run. One day my morning is miserable. The next I’m fine all morning and feel like death all afternoon. More often, until the past couple weeks, miserably ill all stinkin’ day long! Btw, does anyone else feeling punching the guy who called it that right in the stomach, because he got it soooooo wrong and you’d love for him to experience a bit of your agony??? LOL JK Really, though, if you only got it in the morning, you are one lucky gal!!
With my first (our daughter), “morning” sickness was an all day, pull-over-on-the-side-of-the-road-to-throw-up, repulsed by all odors regardless of whether they were pleasant or nasty, frustrating kind of business. With my second (our son), I hardly had any at all, just some occasional and very mild nausea. With my third (which I miscarried) it was a mild all day thing. With this one, it’s been completely neurotic and unpredictable, but for several weeks it was an all day misery of sickness and loss of appetite, resulting in losing five pounds while simultaneously developing a noticeable baby bump (not the same one as I’m sharing below).
Some things I found that helped with nausea a bit were:
Anything with real ginger in it. Real ginger ale. Real ginger tea. Real candied ginger. Real ginger drops (bonus points because holding a piece of hard candy in my mouth also helped some). I’m going to post a link to some real ginger candies at the bottom if you want some. Yum for relief!
Crackers, especially sucking on them. I’d even keep them by my bed to suck on occasionally before I got up to lessen that overpowering wave of nausea when I first stood up in the morning.
I have heard those pressure wrist bands are great for morning sickness, although I’ll admit I didn’t actually try it. Dunno why, except maybe the fog of misery prevented it. Link at the bottom to a cute pink one!
Slowly sipping warm drinks or even broths can be soothing at times, especially safe herbal teas. Do your research before you indulge, because some herbal teas are not recommended during pregnancy. Red raspberry is one of the more popular, but I’ve heard good things about the Earth Mama teas, so I’m including a link to their morning sickness tea below.
Lemon drops and lemon water seemed to help me, but I have absolutely no scientific backing for that. It just did, okayyyyy?? LOL
Was/Is your morning sickness on any kind of pattern? If you have multiple children of both sexes, did you notice worse or milder sickness with the different genders? Any remedies to share? I am so glad my sickness is slowly subsiding! There is nothing fun about “morning” sickness, except maybe accidental weight loss, Read on for the promised handy links to helpful products.
Ginger People Gin-Gins Natural Hard Candy – 3 pack – 3oz Bags – Great for morning sickness and nausea!
Sea-band Mama Acupressure Wristband
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Morning Wellness Tea, 16 teabags, 2 pack
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January 26, 2015 at 10:26 AM
re: “The next I’d be scarfing down leftover Mexican food first thing in the morning. ” for some reason that cracked me up so bad!
January 30, 2015 at 5:41 PM
Hahaha! I can see that.
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January 26, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Have you thought about essential oils? Sniffing peppermint essential oils helps occasional nausea. I’ve recently been experimenting with essential oils (I was originally VERY skeptical) and have blogged my experiments. confessionsofastrugglingmom.wordpress.com if you’d like to check it out.
January 30, 2015 at 5:40 PM
I’ll definitely look into it! I believe in the helpfulness of essential oils, and peppermint does help with nausea. Thanks!
January 27, 2015 at 8:25 AM
I had the all day for three months lingering nausea morning sickness with my daughter. It felt like an eternity. I could only eat salt and vinegar chips the whole time… that is the only thing that seemed to help. Thank God though, even though I was eating horrible potato chips all the time, I didn’t balloon up until way after the morning sickness was over. 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!
January 30, 2015 at 5:44 PM
Yeah, it’s pretty awful! I’m finally getting to where it’s mostly actually confined to mornings, and not every morning. I’m about 16 weeks now, so it has felt like forrrrrrevvvvvver!!! LOL For me it was smoothies, primarily frozen banana and peanut butter. You’re right, at least it delays the start of weight gain. 🙂 Thanks!
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February 2, 2015 at 8:35 PM
Ginger, yes the remedy for any tummy upset even after morning sickness! I make my own ginger tea. Saltine crackers and ginger tea always helped me.
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February 3, 2015 at 11:57 AM
Ginger is amazing!
February 3, 2015 at 1:07 PM
I was sick the entire 9 months with my daughter. Everyone told me that I was having a girl because of how sick I was. Nothing worked for me to get rid of the sickness, except getting sick! Once I would get sick, I was fine the rest of the day. Everyone told me all the different things, ginger, saltine crackers, even lemon water, and nothing helped. I also can relate to your explanation of pull-over-on-the-side-of-the-road-to-throw-up. My husband always thought I was joking, until one day I got sick all over the side of his truck when he wouldn’t pull over(needless to say, he pulled over every time I told him to after that). I lost 11 pounds in my first trimester. What helped me was my doctor put me on Zofran and a new medicine called Diclegis, and they worked wonders! I went from getting sick multiple times a day to just once. Thank you for sharing and good luck with the “morning” sickness!!
February 7, 2015 at 12:29 PM
I’ve only had one pregnancy so far, but very little morning sickness thankfully. I wonder how the (hopeful) next time will go! But ginger is a great consideration you’ve shared, and I also agree with the power of essential oils. Will be nice to be prepared for next time haha. Thank you for sharing, linking up for #MeetupMondays, and continued blessings with your pregnancy!!
February 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM
I am surprised at how different each pregnancy can be, even about things like morning sickness! It’s always good to be informed. Thanks for the comment!