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Hi Ladies,

I am really getting nuts with this acid reflux and the nauseas, beside this bladder that calls me every 15 min to the bathroom Sad

This is my 1st time carrying a pregnancy this far, I had 3 miscarriages before Sad , but meanwhile I am happy for this opportunity to be finally a mom I can't take all the sickness, runs the whole day, I not even know what to eat anymore but I force myself to eat even if I don't enjoy anything at all, on top, the vitamins get me soooo sick when I take them but I have to do it, I just wanted to ask for advice, I run out of ideas of what to eat, I heard many list of healthy food but I want to get advice from real moms experiencing the same thing as me.

What kind of foods make you feel better?

Hope to get some ideas here, Thanks in advance Wink

Chari.
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replied May 15th, 2008
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well I had terrible morning sickness until about 13 weeks. I was sick day and night and lost 15 pounds! I know how you feel. Sadly nothing made me feel better. But there were things that werent so bad throwing up. I learned that fruit and bread were the best things for me to eat. Because they dont hurt when they come back up. And I hate the smell and taste of throw up. Also bananas are a really good fruit to eat that can settle your stomache. I usually had a bagel and banana. Some days I kept it down and others I didnt.

Also stay away from fried fatty foods like burgers and fries. Those do not settle very well.

I cant tell from your post if your just nausous or throwing up too. But I there really was nothing that helped but sleep. They say crackers and all that but it didnt help me.

The prenatals also made me really sick. I honestly didnt start taking mine until the sickness was over. I know bad on my part but I just couldnt help it.

I hope you feel better soon
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replied May 15th, 2008
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There are other vitamins you can take other than your prenatals. I haven't bought an actual pre-natal vitamin in years. I did for my first 2 children and didn't for the other 4. I like to take the Alive whole foods vitamin which is really easy on your stomach. It comes in powder form as well.

You can always resume taking them after the morning sickness is over. There are regular vitamins in liquid forum that you can take that might be easier on your stomach. If that doesn't work, the baby isn't going to suffer if you just keep a healthy diet. My doctor is of the opinion that you don't need a pre-natal if your diet is balanced, which is perfectly reasonable considering these rocks in a bottle that we have now haven't always been around and the human race existed without them before.

I have seen women have healthy babies even when they've had morning sickness for almost all nine months and not be able to down anything but 7-up and use an IV. I think you will be fine if nothing is going down: food or vitamins, maybe a little crazy because of the aggravation of feeling sick all the time: but wow, it's worth that little beautiful baby, and I know you can appreciate that more than some other people with all your losses. Hugs!

When I'm pregnant, I usually get acid reflux and food allergies and can't keep much down either. Eating bread and starches (not potatoes), soft fruit and cooked veggies are about all I can digest. I was taking prilosec for the acid reflux and that helped a lot. You will have to ask your doctor if that is ok for you. Try eating many small meals during the day, even if it's just a slice of bread 12 times a day. You'll be able to keep away the hunger and the sickness too. Cheese is usually ok too for me....it's not so hard to digest.

When I've felt sick, putting cold compresses on my forehead and lying down always helped keep away the nausea. Maybe that will work for you too.
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replied May 15th, 2008
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Thank you Girls Smile

It feels so nice to find others that really understand you, I feel like a wimp for complaining like this and also a bad future mother Sad and my hubby says "you are gonna be ok" , he is great though and he does buy any food I crave or anything I think something is going to make feel good Smile

I will try the bagel and banana Wink and yes bread makes me feel good but after minutes it's like I feel the whole digestion still in my mouth and terrible pirosis (acid reflux) , I took alka seltzer? or Sal de Andrews, they make me feel better but just for a while.

Thanks you Ladies.
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replied May 15th, 2008
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Unfortunately some women experience morning sickness all throughout their pregnancy, even during delivery!
Try ginger ale and saltine crackers. I had to keep the crackers with me at all times. As soon as my stomach started to rumble, I would cram a few crackers in my mouth and everything was fine... there will be instances where you will not be able to control it though. Just be glad pregnancy only lasts 9 months Smile
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replied May 15th, 2008
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I'm one of those unfortunate people who continues to suffer from morning sickness throughout my pregnancy. I'm almost 28 weeks and have yet to go a day without throwing up at least once. But your right try to eat foods that are easy going down and coming back up. I noticed hot foods seems to stay down easier, like mashed potatoes, soup, oatmeal, stuff like that works for me most of the time. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
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replied May 15th, 2008
i am in my 6th pregnancy. i am now 36 weeks pregnant and still i get the lovely morning sickness, i carry a bottle of maalox with me so i do feel for you. prenatal pills make alot of women sick so heres a funny one you may want to try... scooby doo or flinstone childrens vitmins... they have everything you need in them....
good luck with baby..
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bethany2006 wrote:
i am in my 6th pregnancy. i am now 36 weeks pregnant and still i get the lovely morning sickness, i carry a bottle of maalox with me so i do feel for you. prenatal pills make alot of women sick so heres a funny one you may want to try... scooby doo or flinstone childrens vitmins... they have everything you need in them....
good luck with baby..


Oh wow, congrats on the 6th one! Finally someone else who is about to have as many as I do! Smile
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replied May 15th, 2008
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you could try taking your prenatal vitamins in the afternoon to help with the sickness. I found that when i took my materna in the morning, i'd have to run to the bathroom and get sick, they just didn't sit well when i took them so early, so i started taking them in the afternoon, and that seemed to help.
Try eating small meals instead of 3 big meals a day, it might help with the morning sickness too.
Try some unsalted crackers, and nibble on a couple before you get out of bed.
Don't drink anything during meals, my sister inlaw said that helped her, and i read that that helps too.
these things might help you a little
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Try eating a diet high in protein at night. Like a peanut butter sandwich. That's what I do and it helps. I haven't been sick since I started doing this. They say it takes longer for the protein to digest, therefore your stomach is less likely to be completly empty which is usually the main reason for m/s. Good luck to you I hope it passes soon!
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replied May 16th, 2008
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I've had morning sickness for the past 6 weeks (i'm just about 10 weeks now). I find that acidic fruits like apples and oranges make me sick if I eat them early in the morning (i found that out the hard way on the way to work). I know people say that eating something might help but I often have to wait at least 3 hours after I wake up and shower to put anything in my mouth, and when I do I make sure it's bread/crackers, or something like that.

Also with the prenatals i absolutely cannot take them when I wake up or i'll vomit almost on the clock about 20 minutes later. I find taking them in the evening (around 8 or 9) helps alot.

Overall I just listen to my gag reflex and eat what sounds good. I found in the past week the morning sickness has eased up a bit and i'm able to eat foods that before I couldn't stomach so just hang in there
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_tanya_ wrote:
I've had morning sickness for the past 6 weeks (i'm just about 10 weeks now). I find that acidic fruits like apples and oranges make me sick if I eat them early in the morning (i found that out the hard way on the way to work). I know people say that eating something might help but I often have to wait at least 3 hours after I wake up and shower to put anything in my mouth, and when I do I make sure it's bread/crackers, or something like that.

Also with the prenatals i absolutely cannot take them when I wake up or i'll vomit almost on the clock about 20 minutes later. I find taking them in the evening (around 8 or 9) helps alot.

Overall I just listen to my gag reflex and eat what sounds good. I found in the past week the morning sickness has eased up a bit and i'm able to eat foods that before I couldn't stomach so just hang in there



Have you tried keeping the saltine crackers right beside your bed? You sound like me when I was pregnant with my first. Getting out of the bed seemed to trigger morning sickness. I found that if I ate 2 or so crackers before I even got out of the bed, it helped tremendously!
I was one that threw up constantly... Good thing I had a porch outside my bedroom door, it was closer than the toilet...
Salad was one of the worse things to come back up!
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To everyone with morning sickness: try asking your doctor for a pill called FTAN that is made for morning sickness. It is a compounded pill that is only made in certain pharmacies, but it does loads of good. Worked on both my last pregnancies.
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mominashoe wrote:
To everyone with morning sickness: try asking your doctor for a pill called FTAN that is made for morning sickness. It is a compounded pill that is only made in certain pharmacies, but it does loads of good. Worked on both my last pregnancies.


Also, phenergan.
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replied May 21st, 2008
Oh my Gosh,

So many good tips Smile you girls on your 6th pregnancies are my heroes, this is my first one going through and despite all that I have prayed for this one, this all-day-sickness is killing me. I have tried lots of different foods but now I got some more new tips from all of you girls. Thanks.

I also feel that when I get out of bed I mean quickly like today when hubby wanted to find something, bad start cause I was sick all day, I had the crackers too but in 5min I feel all the acidic pH in my mouth and esophagus Sad I am just getting nuts from this uncomfortable state, I never thought pregnancy was so tough, my respect to all of you girls.
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What can I do to get relief?

If you have a mild case of nausea and vomiting, some relatively simple measures may be enough to help. (If not, there are safe and effective medications you can take.) Not all the following suggestions are supported by hard evidence, but obstetricians and midwives commonly recommend them, and many women swear by them.

• Try to avoid foods and smells that trigger your nausea. If that seems like almost everything, it's okay to eat the few things that do appeal to you for this part of your pregnancy, even if they don't add up to a balanced diet.

It might also help to stick to bland foods. Try to eat food cold or at room temperature, because it tends to have less of an aroma than when it's hot.

• Keep simple snacks, such as crackers, by your bed. When you first wake up, nibble a few crackers and then rest for 20 to 30 minutes before getting up. Snacking on crackers may also help you feel better if you wake up nauseated in the middle of the night.

• Eat small, frequent meals and snacks throughout the day so that your stomach is never empty. Some women find that carbohydrates are most appealing when they feel nauseated, but one small study found that high-protein foods were more likely to ease symptoms.

• Avoid fatty foods, which take longer to digest. Also steer clear of rich, spicy, acidic, and fried foods, which can irritate your digestive system.

• Try drinking fluids mostly between meals. And don't drink so much at one time that your stomach feels full, as that will make you less hungry for food. A good strategy is to sip fluids frequently throughout the day.

Aim to drink about a quart and a half altogether. If you've been vomiting a lot, try a sports drink that contains glucose, salt, and potassium to replace lost electrolytes.

• Give yourself time to relax and take naps if you can. Watching a movie (preferably not one about food!) or visiting with a friend can help relieve stress and take your mind off your discomfort. Or try hypnosis — while there's no definitive evidence that it helps with morning sickness, it has been shown to be effective in combating nausea during chemotherapy.

• Try taking your prenatal vitamins with food or just before bed. You might also want to ask your healthcare provider whether you can switch to a prenatal vitamin with a low dose of iron or no iron for the first trimester, since this mineral can be hard on your digestive system.

• Try ginger, an alternative remedy thought to settle the stomach and help quell queasiness. See if you can find ginger ale made with real ginger. (Most supermarket ginger ales aren't.) Grate some fresh ginger into hot water to make ginger tea, or see if ginger candies help.

A few studies found that taking powdered ginger root in capsules provided some relief, but be sure to talk to your provider before taking ginger supplements. There's no way to be sure how much of the active ingredient you're getting in these supplements, so some experts think it's best not to use them. (As with many other things that are helpful in small amounts, the effects of megadoses are unknown.)

• Try an acupressure band, a soft cotton wristband that's sold at drugstores. You strap it on so that the plastic button pushes against an acupressure point on the underside of your wrist. This simple and inexpensive device, designed to ward off seasickness, has helped some pregnant women through morning sickness — although research suggests that it may be largely a placebo effect.

• Ask your provider about a device that stimulates the underside of your wrist with a mild electric current. This "acustimulation" device costs about $75 and is available by prescription only. It's safe, and research has shown that this technique works well for some women.
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