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Hello again to all the wise and wonderful veggie parents!! :) So, if you had m/s, how did you treat it best??? Mine is pretty much morning, noon and night sickness, I don't throw up a lot, but I'm nauseous pretty much all the time (with some waves of pretty bad stuff.) Anything help you that you could share? :) Thanks! :)
 

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I've not been blessed with the joy of morning sickness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">, but one of my old workmates swore by ginger tea. Peppermint's worked well for hormone-related nausea for me, so that's might help as well.<br><br><br><br>
Feel better soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Even though it seems like the last thing you'd want to do, eat something, anything...dry cereal, crackers, pretzels, waffles...ANYTHING that sounds good, or the least likely to make you feel worse. Mornig sickness is different from regular nausea this way. And just remember it should be gone by 12 weeks..hang in there...
 

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I felt worst when my stomach was empty. Nauseous, like I'd throw up anything I tried to eat. But eating something fixed it. Every time. Never did throw up from morning sickness. (labor, however... fun times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> )<br><br><br><br>
Some women find it handy to have crackers on the nightstand so they can eat a little before even getting up in the morning. Nutrient dense, starchy foods do the trick every time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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veggielove - HUGS! So sorry you have morning sickness! I've had 2 kids and was very sick for about 4 months with each of them, so I totally know what you are going through. My biggest piece of advice is like others have already said - EAT something. Whatever appeals to you. Don't worry about nutrition right now. With both my kids, when I was morning sick I just couldn't stomach a lot of healthy fibrous stuff like whole grain bread and salads, etc. I lived on toasted white bagels with Better Than Cream Cheese and a glass of ice cold apple juice for breakfast every single day for months. I also ate a lot of white flour muffins! Don't worry, your baby will get all the nutrition he/she needs from your nutrient stores during this time and you can make up for it later when you aren't feeling so sick.<br><br><br><br>
Salty, brothy soups and toast was another good trick.<br><br><br><br>
Hope you feel better soon! This WILL pass, I promise.
 

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i didn't have morning sickness when i was pregnant...but i was seasick (badly) before and 2 recommendations for curbing nausea were given to me...ginger (ginger ale, even), and apples!<br><br><br><br>
i hope your morning sickness eases up soon & congrats on your pregnancy!!!!
 

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Thanks so much everyone!! :) *blushes* you are all so nice :)<br><br><br><br>
I've been eating the best I can, I notice that eating a little something helps a bit. But the nausea never totally goes away.... its ok, at least I haven't thrown up my prenatals or my omega-3 supplements yet!! :)<br><br><br><br>
I'm starting my 3rd month now so I'm hoping by around Christmas I'll feel better....!! I'm worried I'm not getting a ton of protein but I have good stores so the baby will get it from there for now.... :) I eat protein as much as I can :) NO EGGS though!!! GAG!!!! I used to like them but right now even the thought....!!!!<br><br><br><br>
Its nice hearing stories from you all :) Thanks for sharing, you make me feel better!!!
 

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I don't have a story to share - just wanted to say get well soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm at 13 weeks now, and the nausea has pretty much subsided, finally. I basically had to eat constantly to keep it at bay. As long as I didn't go to long beween mini-feedings, I could eat just about whatever I wanted, so I tried to stick with healthier stuff like fruit, salad, or smallish portions of what I would make a meal out of. Ginger tea helped too. Carbs were not helpful to me at all, for the most part. I could do a bagel with some almond butter, or a slice of sprouted grain toast, but not a cookie. Sweetened carbs like cookies and cake made it worse. So did seeds, strangely. A handful of pumpkin seeds would put me down all day. Weird, huh?
 

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I found the same thing MRSSHF - I can eat pretty healthy so long as I eat small meals... but the really high protein stuff I have issues with. I've been eating lots of salads, and veggie subs, and for lunch today I had leftover saag paneer and aloo gohbi, mmmm mmmm!! Yogurt has been pretty good, I eat 2 4oz yogurts a day..... today I only brought one and I'm starting to get really queezy... I already had my organic apple so now i have nothing left... bleah.... the only thing that doesn't have MSG or trans fats in the vending machine downstairs are potato chips!! so i think i'll be getting some of those in a few if i can find enough change..... the worst is how your mouth is constantly filling with saliva, and how you are constantly burping that "i am gonna throw up in a little bit" burpiness, even if you aren't gonna really throw up.....<br><br><br><br>
ahh the joys of motherhood ;-)<br><br><br><br>
Congrats to you MRSSHF!!! :) Hoping you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!! :)
 

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I haven't ever been pregnant, but I have been nauscious since I was 12 (yes, that's 15 yrs nonstop), and I found when it gets really bad, my relief band is very helpful! (<a href="http://www.reliefband.com" target="_blank">www.reliefband.com</a>) It's kind of like a seaband but with an electric pulse that helps regulate stomach contractions. It's FDA approved for nausea associated with morning sickness, motion sickness, and chemotherapy.<br><br>
I've also heard Preggie-pops are supposed to be good! They come in odd flavors like Ginger and Lavender. I've seen them in baby stores and online.
 

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hey, do you have this book:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ashtreepublishing.com/bookshop/childbearing.php" target="_blank">wise woman herbal for the child bearing year</a>?<br><br><br><br>
this will help with numerous things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I haven't ever been pregnant, but I have been nauscious since I was 12 (yes, that's 15 yrs nonstop), and I found when it gets really bad, my relief band is very helpful! (<a href="http://www.reliefband.com" target="_blank">www.reliefband.com</a>) It's kind of like a seaband but with an electric pulse that helps regulate stomach contractions. It's FDA approved for nausea associated with morning sickness, motion sickness, and chemotherapy.</div>
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Rabid_child, that website didn't work for me. Are relief bands prescription-only? I've had nausea for 19 years (since birth), and since it prevents me from taking treatments by mouth, I'd love to try something like that.
 

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Rabid_child, that website didn't work for me. Are relief bands prescription-only? I've had nausea for 19 years (since birth), and since it prevents me from taking treatments by mouth, I'd love to try something like that.</div>
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Huh, it isn't loading. You can order them off of drugstore.com. They do have prescription ones, but you can order a non-rx one.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> Those are expensive! Guess I'll have to stick with the non-electric motion sickness bands for now.
 

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Yes. Yes they are. But damn if they're not worth every penny. I've had mine about 3 1/2 yrs now and I've had to replace the battery a few times over the years but it has saved me so many times.
 

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Hello again to all the wise and wonderful veggie parents!! :) So, if you had m/s, how did you treat it best??? Mine is pretty much morning, noon and night sickness, I don't throw up a lot, but I'm nauseous pretty much all the time (with some waves of pretty bad stuff.) Anything help you that you could share? :) Thanks! :)</div>
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Morning sickness is the pits, isn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:"> I'm right there with you...I'm 16 weeks and STILL have it, bad. *sigh* Am still on meds for it, sadly...I was with my daughter the entire time, too. But I try and take half doses and don't take it at night because the pills just wipe me out. What I've found helps is anything sour, at least during the day. Lemonade, sour crunchy apples, pickles. Lemon drops are great, too! For some reason stuff like that doesn't bother my stomach at all. Also eating more frequently, ever 2-3 hours so your stomach's never quite empty seems to work well...good luck, and congrats!
 

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aww good luck. I didn't have MS with my pregnancy but I tend to be nauseous in the mornings (blood sugar related i'm pretty sure) and I've discoverd ginger works wonders.<br><br>
A midwife friend of mine said to keep crackers and an orange slice beside the bed and to eat that while still in bed and wait 15 minutes before getting up.<br><br>
Good luck! Wowo there are a lot of preggo VBers!<br><br>
Y'all have any belly pics?!? I love belly picks this was my favorite! <a href="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/echospiritwarrior/9mo_belly2.jpg" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...9mo_belly2.jpg</a>
 

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That's a beautiful belly pic, i see why its your fav!!! I've started taking them, but as of yet i have no belly, lol ;-) I'm only 10 weeks ;-) Pants are getting a bit tight though ;-)
 
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