Morning sickness questions

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by gudrin, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. gudrin

    gudrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2008
    Okay. I can't call my midwife till tomorrow because of the holiday weekend. I already tried, and the hospital gal said that they are not to send anyone over to voicemail. Being what I'm experiencing is NOT life threatening, I decided to just wait. But...This morning sickness is leaving me dang near flat on my behind. I have a two year old to run after. I never had anything this horrid when I was pregnant with her.
    Things I've tried:

    I'm so afraid that next I won't be able to keep my pills down. Would sucking on hard candy do any good, do you think? I know that there are preggy pops that are sour, and I've been tending toward sour stuff. I wouldn't buy them directly, but some other sour candy. Any other suggestions, besides hugely expensive Zyrtec? I was told that it worked on nausea, but I don't have the money to spend on it unless it's prescrip.

    My husband is threatening to video me laying in bed or on the couch and saying how horrid I feel as a reminder to not have any more kids. Gee, thanks dear.
  2. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    UGH! Do i feel your pain. I threw up so much I weighed less at 4 months pregnant than i did before I got pregnant. At that time (16 yrs ago) they would not give me anything.

    My sis however just had baby boy, had same problem. They did give her a script for something. I will call her and ask, but must wait a little bit due to time zone.

    Breathe deep. will get back to ya asap.

    ETA: how far along are you?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  3. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    Soda crackers right away in the morning; extra B vitamins (a B-complex several times a day helps immensely) remember to nibble frequently throughout the day, and OJ helps too.

    Good luck and keep your fluids up!
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    You really need the prescription. You will get too dehydrated and that is not good for you or the baby. I lost 20# during my first pregnacy putting both of us in danger. Nothing worked except the [​IMG] suppositories. It helped settle my stomach so things would stay down.
    Good luck and stay healthy!
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  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    rolaids/tums worked for me with my boys but nothing worked with my DD try eating small meals and dont work to hard, baby steps

    weak tea, popsicles and freezies

    the dishes and laundry will be there tomorrow if you dont get to it today rest..

    try to find a time of the day that you are at your best and do stuff then....
    try to find a time when you are at your worst and rest, put the 2yr old down for a nap

    the baby in yr belly is in control now... lol
  6. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Eat crackers slowly. Ginger....peppermint....those seem to have helped best in people I know.

    I had severe hyperemisis. I puked so much I was bleeding internally and almost died. I went months without any food or drink by mouth. I had to stay in the hospital hooked up to an IV of fluids, phenergan, 3 different cancer meds, and had to have blood because I lost so much blood from internal bleeding because I was puking non stop and I busted all the blood vessels in my stomach and esophagous. It was a miserable time....

    Pregnancy can be so cruel to some of us [​IMG] It is all worth it in the end though. I hope you get over it soon.

    You can ask your doctor for injections of phenergan. They can give it to you in pill or supository form but an injection or IV works the best..

    Good luck and hopes for a happy/healthy baby!!!
  7. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    Sounds terrible but grapefruit juice is another fixer!
  8. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Called sister- she was very sympathetic and was ok with wake up call.

    Zofran- script med that she was cleared to take even during first trimester. She said it worked miracles for her.

    Good luck.
  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Mine was so bad that I had to take the meds. I used wal-zan 75 from walgreens. It's only about $4.00 a bottle. It was the only relief I had. And yes. I couldn't even get out of bed at times without taking it. And my DR would call ever few days to see how I was. I think she was worried for me and the baby, but wouldn't tell me so.

    The actual name of the med is -Ranitidine 75mg

    You can buy this just about anywhere. Kmart, Walmart, Target, they all have this med. It's the genaric to the Zyrtec and omiprazole.

    Something else that helped was air. A fan or whatever. Air flow helps.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  10. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

    Feb 4, 2007
    my friend said apples helped her. she was so ill with her second, i believe, that the docs were worried for both. now, her DD is 27 i think. about my age.

    Mint helped me and a couple friend(even when i just get a tummy ache i chew a piece of minty gum) when i was working(6 am to 430 pm) i would eat something before first break(i would sneak it though i know if i had just said "if i don't eat before 9 i get ill and i'll be ill for the rest of the day" they would have been ok with it)

    anyway, i didn't have terrible morning sickness but it was enough to drive me crazy. i had tons of fruit during my pregnancy. that helped me too. apples and oranges lol.

    good luck

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