Friday, June 20, 2008

Morning sickness

So give me all your tips on morning sickness. Also, I added a poll to see how long yours lasted. 


Amanda said...

Poor thing! With each of my pregnancies my morning sickness pretty much lasted the entire time!

It might sound gross, but I ended up always just trying to eat things that wouldn't be gross coming back up.

Watermelon was a good one. I ate lots and lots of Watermelon!!

The Maire Family said...

I hope you feel better soon! With my first one I got really sick for about 3 weeks straight and got to the point where I could barely keep water down. But I got over it after 13 weeks. My second one was not as severe but lasted longer until about 20 weeks. My tip is to get your husband to give you footrubs. It always seemed to help me (Of course he didn't do it that often:))

Carrie said...

I was so sick with #3!! My doctor kept wanting to give me Zofran, but I wouldn't because I'm weird about taking medications (I won't take Tylenol unless it's absolutely necessary). Anyway, after my emergency c-section I was so sick, so my nurse put Zofran in my I.V. and I was instantly better. So if I have another one (that's a HUGE IF) and I have horrible morning sickness again I won't hesitate to take Zofran. Why be sick if you don't have to be?

Oh, cinnamon bears helped me on really bad days. Good luck. I hope you find something that helps you.

We are Martin said...

Okay, here's what I know and have tired:
LOTS of protein. Nuts, seeds, meat, protein shakes and bars...
Tons of mini-meals. Eat, eat, eat.
Vitamin B6 and half a unisom-takes away alot of the sick. Makes you exhausted.
Ginger ale until you can't stand the sight of it.
Wrist bands, didn't work for me, but it's worth a try.
I even tried this "anti-nausea music" on CD, which didn't help one wit and was expensive, but you may borrow it if you want to.
I'm sure I have a few more tricks I've tired and forgotten, but really, (and I'm sure you already know this) you've just got to endure to the end. Bummer.

cherchristensen said...

I was thinking something was up when I saw you give the prayer on Sunday! Congratulations! I don't think there is one thing that really works for everyone. What worked best for me was to stay busy and so that I could take my mind off of it - but that's not always easy when you feel like all you want to do is lie on the couch all day. Good luck! (oh, and I'm linking you up to my blog, if that's ok :)

JB and Kirsti Meyer Family said...

I'm with Lisa on the "half a Unisom and a B6 vitamin" but it didn't make me any more sleepy than otherwise. I know Pili has lots of advice and theories on morning sickness. Hope it's not too bad. But they say it's worth it, right?

Pili said...

I agree with everything Lisa said, but I also know the #1 thing that has helped me, which gets more with each pregnancy (whether it's good or not is for you to judge), is being really busy so you can't think about it too much. I don't know if Elise's pregnancy was so hard because all I did was stay at home and try my to take care of Joseph, I had nowhere I needed to be. By the time I was pregnant with Juliette I had 2 kids in school and 1 rambunctious toddler at home, I was on the PTA Board at the kids school, I translated everything I could for all the organizations at school and I was 1st counselor in the RS presidency! That was the best medicine. It didn't necessarily make it easier, it just helped me not to think about it too much! So, get yourself in over your head in everything and before you know it you'll be feeling great! Ha! (Oddly enough, this last school year being more stagnant taking care of a baby and not being as involved has been irritating.)