Sep 09 2010

Is there a cure for morning sickness?!

A recent study has revealed that there is no sure-fire cure for morning sickness. Well, if you've been pregnant, this is no news flash! However, there may be a remedy that worked for you. If so, share it here!
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8/29/2010 8:10:32 AM
Josie Welsh United States
Josie Welsh
Jelly bean candy worked for my first pregnancy- It would totally get rid of the morning sickness. I would carry a bad of jelly beans with me everywhere.
8/29/2010 1:10:54 PM
Darla United States
Darla
When I was pregnant...I used sea-sickness wrist bands!! They did wonders.
8/29/2010 6:12:40 PM
Jacqueline United States
Jacqueline
My sure-fire remedy (and it worked for all three pregnancies) make it to 4 1/2 months!  For the first 4 1/2 months I'm on the sofa in a fetal position; once I get past 4 1/2 month, it's over!  
8/29/2010 11:13:51 PM
Melissa United States
Melissa
I'm 8 months pregnant and luckily I didn't morning sickness.. Thank the Lord
8/30/2010 4:14:59 AM
Alesia United States
Alesia
I am a mom with four kids ages 7, 11, 15, and 17. The only thing that settled my stomach when I was pregnant was Pringles potato chips. I tried ginger tea, ginger ale and other things but the Pringles worked! To this day whenever I get an upset stomach I eat Pringles!
8/30/2010 9:18:56 AM
Loree United States
Loree
I had very bad morning sickness until a relative told me what she took to help hers.  You take one half of a unisom and one half of a Vitamin B6 right before bed.  It worked for me and my morning sickness was so bad that I had to go the emergency room because of dehydration.  My doctor told me that it was perfectly safe, but you should always check with your own doctor.
8/30/2010 2:20:35 PM
Cindy United States
Cindy
I tried Zofran throughout my first pregnancy, it helped a little but not much.  By my second pregnancy I figured out that licking lemon slices and smelling them helped the most!
8/30/2010 7:23:21 PM
Leeann Gore United States
Leeann Gore
I had to keep Dum-Dums with me at all times! Before my feet hit the floor I had one in my mouth!!! And now my little girl loves them!
8/30/2010 7:23:29 PM
jill a drake United States
jill a drake
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8/31/2010 12:23:43 AM
Carolyn United States
Carolyn
Sea Bands were my cure for morning sickness.  These wrist bands have a plastic button that pushes on a pressure point that discourages nausea.  Usually these are marketed for sea sickness.
8/31/2010 5:24:43 AM
Suze United States
Suze
Dramamine is the only thing that I could take 13 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter.  There were no medications at that time that my doctor could prescribe.  Evidently Dramamine soothes the gag-reflex, thus making my life tolerable. Smile
8/31/2010 5:25:00 AM
Preston United States
Preston
My wife deals with "SADS" --> Severe All-Day Sickness [and whoever dubbed it morning sickness did not know what they were talking about really].
It has been different with each child although Reglan and Phengran helped greatly.  Zofran made her too dizzy, which made her more ill...that being said, here are other remedies that made the sickness more tolerable.
1)An Herbal Chemo-Spray that works for minor nausea feelings.
2) Eating small plain foods with lots of protein regularly and keeping hydrated helped to keep the sickness at bay.
3)PREGGIE POPS!!! A friend gave us some Preggie Pops and they worked quite well.  You can get them on-line at many stores as well as at Babies R Us.  I would recommend them.
4) Having Grandma & Grandpa there to help.  'Nuff said there.

In the end, the kids are a blessing and we would trade them for the world!!!
8/31/2010 10:27:11 AM
Leeann Gore United States
Leeann Gore
I had to keep Dum-Dums with me at all times!! BEfore my feet hit the floor in, I had one in my mouth! My little one loves them now!
8/31/2010 3:30:14 PM
Tami United States
Tami
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing!  Through God's sovereign will, there are many of us women out there who are struggling with infertility who would give anything to experience morning sickness.  There's an ache in our souls that only God can fill and heal.  Stories of others talking about their pregnancies can be so hard to hear....
8/31/2010 8:32:13 PM
Elizabeth United States
Elizabeth
I've found that Preggie Pops work pretty well! They keep queasiness to a minimum. Crackers, mashed potatoes,  and refried beans are mellow and easy on the stomach.
9/1/2010 1:32:40 AM
magon United States
magon
funny story ..i never got morning sickness until i found out i was pregnant...and then it wasnt to bad.....my first daughter and my son i was sick alot ..but with my last pregnancy i wasnt bad...and i think no i KNOW it was purely intervention by GOD  himself ...i work at a job where you can only have 30 hr of unexcused sick time before your no longer able to get bonuses...and so being a single mom needing any money i can get...i prayed about being pregnant and God made it so easy for me...i didnt find out i was pregnanat until 4 months along , and by then i was already in the second trimester and i never had to call in sick once..just a night and it wasnt to bad...again with my pregnancys i dnt get sick until i find out im pregnant....GOD LOVES US AND WORKS EVERYTHING OUT FOR OUR GOOD!!
9/1/2010 6:34:37 AM
Kimberly United States
Kimberly
I probably qualify for my own mini study. I have been pregnant 13 times and given birth to 12 children. I've tried most of the tips I've heard you mention. I've learned it's even trial and error from one pregnancy to the next. A doctor told me to use vitamin K which worked great for some. But never use this in the 3rd trimester because of the blood clotting effect. Also if sickness is in the morning eat a little protein just before bed and have a snack before you get out of bed in the morning. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, enjoy it.
9/1/2010 11:37:23 AM
Kathy McNell United States
Kathy McNell
Hi Kelly!  (Miss you Scott!)
After 3 pregnancies, I really believe it is trial and error.  God creates everyone unique.  So each pregnancy is unique!  With my first two babies it was FROZEN ORANGE JUICE BARS!!  I must have eaten hundreds!  LOL.  They were girls.  Then came a pregnancy 5-1/2 years later--God's special gift package!  Schweppes grapefruit soda!  I carried bottles with me everywhere  God's special gift was a son!
9/1/2010 4:44:24 PM
Angie Khan United States
Angie Khan
I took 200mg of vitamin B-6 per day, and ate a high protein diet, especially breakfast. Prepared peanut butter crackers and put them next to my bed at night so I could eat them upon waking, before any other movement. Eating protein immediately upon opening my eyes kept nausea from starting most of the time. Once nausea started, nothing helped. Tried not to let stomach get empty throughout the day.  
9/2/2010 4:03:20 AM
Shannon Fisher United States
Shannon Fisher
I had hyper-emesis with all four pregnancies: violent illness from 6 weeks to delivery, all day long.  The cure?  CHILDBIRTH! My husband says I laughed for joy through each delivery, anticipating being able to eat and keep it down finally!
9/2/2010 9:24:33 AM
Renee United States
Renee
my problem when I had morning sickness (ha! lasted all day long!) was that I constantly had a gagging feeling in my throat.

what worked for me to was to take Sucrets to numb my throat.  numb throat = no gag!  YAY!
9/2/2010 8:18:54 PM
rrhoop United States
rrhoop
Someone told me (23 yrs ago)...peppermint works to get rid of morning sickness but thankfully, I didn't have that problem so I never tried it out.
9/3/2010 1:21:06 AM
Janet United States
Janet
My sure fire morning sickness cure (orin my case all day sickness cure) was beef jerky!
9/3/2010 1:21:38 AM
Linda United States
Linda
I was hospitalized 3 times for dehydration with my morning-noon-and-night-sickness with my twins way back when  Smile
The remedy the doc finally told me: warm deluted chamomile tea with a ginger candy as a stir "stick" as it dissolves.
Then when the twins had cholic for the first 4 months, and I was just sitting and crying with them (help was no where to be found, parents had their own health thing going on, etc)...UNTIL he told me to dilute chamomile once again, no ginger candy, NO HONEY, but a touch, only a touch, of corn syrup.  The twins drank it, and their little eyes closed so quickly.
9/3/2010 11:23:05 AM
Sara United States
Sara
My hubby says the only cure for morning sickness is to stay away from him and his assorted "smells"!

Ginger worked well once, lemon and tea another time.
9/3/2010 4:25:13 PM
DAndra Allen United States
DAndra Allen
No there is not. I really wish was 19 yrs ago. just the smell pancakes cooking made me sick.
9/3/2010 9:35:08 PM
Linda
Linda
One quick funny story - one time I did not know I was pregnant - UNTIL I was in a job interview...I went to answer a question and morning sickness reared its ugly head violently, spewing thru my fingers as I ran out of the office, secretary pointing the way to the restroom.  I came out after several minutes to find the secretary standing there with my briefcase and purse, asking if I was okay.  I knew I didn't need to call them back nor did I expect a call from them...and my expectations were spot on.
9/4/2010 2:37:42 AM
Kim United States
Kim
7up and crackers.
9/4/2010 7:39:01 AM
Stephanie United States
Stephanie
Hey Kelli!

I was wondering if you could please play "Can anybody hear me" by Meredith Andrews??  Thanks
9/5/2010 4:30:32 PM
Brooke United States
Brooke
I am 12 weeks pregnant with our first child and so thankful to the Lord for blessing us with this miracle. After trying for several years and after several miscarriages, I am so grateful to be able to experience the misery of all-day sickness for a full first trimester! I have found that different "cures" work from day to day-sometimes sprite, sometimes saltine crackers, sometimes preggipops...and sometimes nothing works. But I am loving every minute of it, always remembering to be thankful for the blessing of this child. It's worth anything and everything to experience the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. Thank God for His faithfulness!
9/6/2010 7:12:25 AM
Jennifer Hesterman United States
Jennifer Hesterman
When I was pregnant, I didn't have morning sickness but I was very naseous for the first trimester. All I could eat was Ramen noodles, that was the only thing that was easy enough on my stomach that I didn't get naseous. Also there is a restaraunt here called Carino's and they serve bread before your meal, it's like chips at a mexican restaraunt. There was something about that bread, I don't know if it was the herbs that were on top or not but it always soothed my tummy.
9/7/2010 4:02:36 PM
Jesse United States
Jesse
I have one daughter who is 3 and another little girl on the way. Vitamin B-6 taken everyday help to cure my morning sickness and the Doctors will tell you it help. A big plus withe B-6 is it it will give you energy!! It's so hard when you are a preger to even get up in the morning, trust me this will help you.
9/7/2010 11:36:35 PM
Heather United States
Heather
Pregnancy is definitely a blessing, even if you are feeling sick, but please don't judge women who struggle with severe morning sickness (hyperemesis) like I did. I was very thankful for being pregnant, but it was very scary because I could not eat or drink anything for weeks, without throwing it up. I tried everything and nothing worked! Severe morning sickness can actually be life-threatening to the mom and the baby. Please visit www.helpher.org They are a wonderful organization that does research and supports moms with hyperemesis! Please remember that women with hyperemesis still want their babies and still pray to feel better, but that doesn't always happen! Blessings!
9/10/2010 1:43:16 PM
Mary United States
Mary
I have 5 children and, not to be facetious, but the only cure I know of is birth.  I wish you all the best.  God Bless
9/11/2010 4:37:52 AM
Brenda United States
Brenda
Seabands do work great.  Get them at drug stores
9/17/2010 11:26:24 AM
mary United States
mary
ginger! and mint gum.
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