OR Sickness throughout the day

During the last week first my daughter and then I caught a vomitting bug. Oh no, not so nice, is all I can say.
And while lying in bed and not sure if dying might be an option because I felt so, so sick, I thought about all the poor women who suffer from morning sickness. Normally this happens during the first 3 months of your pregnancy. This again we can blame on the hormones that are keeping your pregnancy liable.
Some women, like myself, just feel a little bit squeezy in the morning or throughout the day. I always had this feeling in the evening times or before going to bed.
Other women feel so ill that they have to vomit on several occasions.

Woman who suffer from morning sickness have less miscarriages

We can have a „minutes’s silence“ now to all these poor ladies but this is not really going to help them, neither does the study that I read today that women who feel sick have less miscarriages.( remember the hormones that keep you pregnant make you feel sick ) I guess when you are vomitting your heart out you are not giving anything about a study. But again hormonally speaking, your body is on the right track.
This is our glass half full as I like to have it.
But practical, did I tell you that I love being practical? What can you do if you are one of these unlucky pregnant girls.

What can help you with morning sickness?

Or evening sickness, or sickness throughout the day?

  • eat while you are still in bed
  • ginger cookies, ginger might help you to relax your stomach
  • anything plain, crackers, plain biscuits
  • get out of bed very slowly
  • sit at the side of your bed for several minutes or as long as you need to
  • drink sweet, fizzy drinks. I know women who felt better after consuming coca cola or sprite
  • try to eat small but frequent meals
  • avoid fatty food
  • fresh air might help, I guess sitting in a stuffy bus or U Bahn wont help, if possible try to avoid.
  • wear a sea sickness wristband, available at pharmacies. It presses on a accupuncture point on your wrist that is known for its good effect on sea sickness, morning sickness or sickness of any kind
  • acupuncture, performed by a homeopath, midwife or doctor. Has to be done on a regular basis.
  • eat whatever you like and do not worry about what it is. As long as it stays down it has to be good
  • drink whatever makes you feel good, of course please no alcohol
  • if you feel you can’t go to work then go and see your gyni or your GP / Hausarzt. They can write you a sick note,
  • talk to your midwife, she might have ideas that I didn’t write down
  • your gynaecologist can prescribe you medication, if necessary.
  • if it gets so severe that no foods, no fluids stay down, then please go and see an ER, you should get checked out
  • the little baby you are carrying will be fine, in its little cocoon it will survive way worse, but please make sure that you feel better.
I wish that the morning sickness for you is not so severe or passes rather quickly. Many pregnant ladies feel better after the first 3 months, I hope you’re one of them. But yes, I have met ladies who felt sick troughout.
In the end I stayed in bed and slept and slept. At some point I was brave enough to sip Sprite and eat some salt brezels. That helped me.
And in comparison to morning sickness I felt better after a day and half.
What helped you? What made you feel better? 

I am very excited to hear what worked for you.

Lots of love & Go leor de ghrá,

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5 replies on “How To Survive Morning Sickness

  1. Hi Katrin

    The Nevasic app – has been studied by the National Health Service in the UK and found to be very effective in reducing and eliminating symptoms of NVP.

    Nothing to swallow and no side effects. The National Childbirth Trust in the UK used to distribute the same program on a CD called MorningWell – but once it became an app a physical product wasn’t necessary any more.

    Best wishes
    Dave

    1. Dear Dave,
      thank you ver much for your comment and sharing this info with me. I had never, to this day, heard of this app. Very interesting read and of course I researched a little bit more. My only critic might be that it costs 16.99€ in my app store. I will look further into it.
      Best,
      Katrin

      1. Hi Katrin,

        I can understand your sentiments on the cost – but you wouldn’t want to know what its cost to get the app to this point.

        What I can say is that mothers with their second and third child have benefited from the single purchase as the product lasts a lifetime unlike products consumed.

        Other mothers have found another use for the app in dealing with motion sickness (what it was originally designed for) so again the app can stay with a person for life helping with that too.

        The last clinical trial was with cancer patients and was a result that is driving the desire to form another clinical trial with cancer patients across the UK.

        When looking at a single cost of 16.99 Euros for life – how would this equate to 5 euros every couple of weeks on other remedies regularly consumed each time you need to deal with symptoms of nausea and vomiting?

      2. of course 16.99€ is, if it works, not much money for most of us. I will keep this,your? app in mind and might recommend it to somebody where nothing else is working.

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