I found out that I was pregnant at about 9 weeks. As soon as I found out, I literally felt sick all day, everyday. None of my friends had experienced this and it had been years since my mom had.
I thought something was wrong until my midwives informed me that this was normal and that this symptom should fade... except for me it never really did.
To combat the nausea, I used the following:
- WATER: The nausea was always worst whenever I felt dehydrated or hungry. I drank water throughout my workday to keep me from feeling like I was going to vomit all over my classroom. Tip: When feeling extremely nauseated, drink the water in slow amounts to lessen the chance of vomiting.
- GINGER: I took ginger in so many forms! I drank ginger ale and Vernors (hometown favorite). I found myself drinking too much pop (soda), so I began to drink ginger juice and ginger tea. In my opinion, nothing was as good as Vernors, but the juice and the tea were definitely healthier options. When I craved something sweet, I ate ginger snaps.
- CRACKERS: My personal favorite was saltine crackers. Anytime I called my mom to complain about how sick I felt she always told me to eat some crackers. Well you know what they say, mother knows best. The saltine crackers helped to settle my stomach. I had crackers by my bedside, in my backpack, and in my work desk. Tip: I sometimes paired crackers with peanut butter, which is packed with lots of protein.
- BANANAS: I ate a banana almost everyday. Bananas are full of potassium which is often low as a result of vomiting. Bananas are also “mild” in taste and a good food to start with when easing back into solids.
- GATORADE: or really any sports drink with electrolytes. Sports drinks help restore nutrients.
- DICLEGIS: Because my nausea persisted, the midwives gave me samples of Diclegis to take to alleviate the nausea. Diclegis worked for me but I only took it in extreme cases when I couldn’t keep anything down.
Let me know how these things work for you. What are some other product or methods you use(d) to combat your nausea?