I recently became pregnant and morning sickness has already started to ruin my life.
I am on the brink of puking my guts out ALL day long. There's not one moment where I don't feel like I'm about to puke all over the place. It's so bad that I can't even eat. And when I do manage to get something down my throat, it comes back up in less than 30 minutes. Because I am unable to hold food down, yesterday at work I passed out. Which can't be good for my baby.
I don't know what to do. I've tried sucking on hard candies (i.e. lollipops, creme savers, peppermints, etc.) but nothing seems to help.
I'm about to start taking prenatal vitamins but I've been pushing them off because I hear that those also upset your stomach. I want to have a healthy pregnancy, but I'm stuck between my health and my baby's.
Is there anything else I could be doing to soothe my morning sickness??
Soda crackers/saltines? Have you tried that?
How about ginger tea?
Have you called into your obstetrictian about this?
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One thing that helped me through morning sickness was having an otter-pop, or whatever you call them (one of those popcicles in a plastic thingy) first thing in the morning. I would have my boyfriend bring it to me in bed so I didn't even have to risk standing up. Something about the coldness helps it stay down. I still have one every morning, and it seems to help with heartburn as well.
At first I drank ginger ale, but usually it came up anyway and after awhile I actually started associating drinking the ginger ale with throwing up.
Edited for one other thing: You say you're on the "brink" of puking all day. At least for me, I noticed that the mornings I didn't let myself throw up by holding it back or whatever, I actually felt worse and on the brink all day. When I would get out of bed and throw up a good 2 or 3 times, I would often feel pretty much fine.
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