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Any tricks to reduce pregnancy induced nausea?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Tue. Mar 7, 2:45pm

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Stay hydrated, if water makes you nauseous, try fruit drinks or gatorade. Don't let yourself get too hungry...try to eat small meals through out the day.

Early in my pregnancy, whenever I started to feel sick, I would eat something...and the times that I waited too long to eat were the times that I felt the most sick so I just got on a good eating schedule and was able to avoid morning sickness, basically it never got that bad for me.

HTH! Hang in there!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 2:48 PM

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Sugar always worked for me. I'd have a can of regular coke and a Kashi GoLean bar which actually has a lot of sugar. Not the healthiest but it is better than eating nothing. You could also try sucking on hard candies.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 2:52 PM

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Been there!!!

I was sick for 4 months with my second child. It gets better! Here are some things my nurse told me, they work!!!

1. suck on lemon drops
2. sip lemonade
3. eat watermelon
4. eat carbs - yep, carbs. crackers, bagels, it will help!!

Good luck to you!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 3:11 PM

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I took a the vitamin B6 every morning with some kind of food and that worked for me. The doctors told me about that.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 3:52 PM

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Keep saltines around to eat when you feel nauseous. Some people say to cut into a lemon and smell it.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 4:11 PM

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It is so funny how everyone is different with their pregnancy. For me, it was dairy, cheese, milk, eggs, protein & fat, helped alot. Sugar, fruits & veggies, and other carbs made me ill. The thing is, you have to find what is tolerable to your system, and try to keep your tummy from being empty. My doctor told me his wife ate only pudding pops for 4 months. I had to go grocery shopping every day because it constantly changed. I didn't have weird cravings, just very INTENSE cravings, like, I HAD TO HAVE Papa Johns pizza or I was GOING TO DIE. I made my husband drive me 20 miles while on vacation just to find one. We past like, 3 Pizza Huts and 4 Domino's Pizza's on the way. hee hee.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 4:23 PM

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Yep, saltines always helped me.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 4:27 PM

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I've never been pregnant, but ginger or ginger ale (Vernors is the best brand if you are from the midwest) seem to help whenever I've had nausea from other things...

You can find some candied ginger, or ginger candies at many natural or whole foods stores. Fresh Ginger steeped in a tea is also calming for the stomach. (swish in a little Agave nectar for sweetener)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 7:44 AM

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I've never been preggers, but I have a very sensitive stomach and am nauseous a lot. When it's really bad I have two tablespoons of cola syrup (can find at any drugstore) over crushed ice. Sip slowly and suck on the ice cubes. Also, if you can't find cola syrup or you're at work or can't get to a drug store, get some regular coke and shake it up (get out as much carbonation as possible -- in a leak proof container!) and pour over ice as above. Saltines are also good for me, too.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:50 AM

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Dry cereal or crackers first thing in the morning (put it on your nightstand, and eat it before you get out of bed!). Get the dirty laundry basket/hamper OUT of the bedroom! Your sense of smell is heightened with pregnancy.

I've had two pregnancies and this really helped. Good luck!

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 1:04 AM

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I was horribly sick. The only thing I could eat for the first 6 wks was baked potatoes - lol! Man did that get old!

Make sure you're taking your vitamins :-)

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 1:09 AM

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I feel for you! I took 50 mg. of B6 every day and a tablet of ginger before every meal (3 times a day) if you can stomach the ginger, otherwise you can drink ginger tea. Fizzy drinks like Sprite helped, and if I felt a wave of nausea coming on, I would suck on an Altoids Citrus Sour -- somehow that sour taste helps. If I ever forgot to take my B6 or ginger I would suffer, and both of those have been researched and found to be safe.

HTH!

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:24 PM

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I set a plate of bread and cheese near the bed at night and ate it first thing before I even got out of bed in the morning - even when I didn't want to. Then I nibbled on crackers or fruit all day. I know I am very lucky but I never got sick at all and I really think it was making sure my stomach was never empty.

Monday, March 13, 2006, 1:41 PM

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