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Old 12-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #21
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Re: Working FT & morning sickness

With this one I had twin toddlers at home, taught 16 units and kept this baby a secret at work until 20 weeks. All that time I was throwing up 3 times a day average with MS all day. Here is how I survived,

- eat constantly little bites, even if you feel like throwing up. It is REALLY hard to swallow when you feel like things will come up the other direction but you just have to do it. Mind over body. Do-not-over eat!!!
- I took vit. b6 and unisom every night (MW recommended it)
- Motion sickness bands hidden under long sleeves at work. Hold the ball down even more if you feel like you are going to puke.
- Vomit bags in my work bag and car just in case, gave me great peace of mind.
- Sleep in when you can, sometimes my hubby would take our twins in the morning and let me sleep in until 8 or 9, this made a world of a difference.
- Wear comfortable clothes and fabrics that breath, that cold sweat that happens right before you throw up is worse in synthetic fabrics.
- Eat tons of protein, it helps a lot. Eggs helped me the most since I could hide them in other foods like French Toast.
- Some moms use preggie pops but I preferred gummy bears, I would eat two or three if I felt like I was going to loose it at a bad time.

I hope it gets better mama, you can do it!


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baby C born at home April 2013 and R forever in my heart.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #22
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Re: Working FT & morning sickness

I haven't read all of the replies, so I apologize if I duplicate answers. I am 34 weeks pregnant and threw up at least 6-8 times a day until 26 weeks. I worked through it, which really surprised me. Normally throwing up freaks me out and has me out of it for a few days. I took zofran for a few times before I actually started to throw up, but once I started throwing up, I didn't really find it worked well. At about 14 weeks I started pepcid, and it made a little differerence, but not much. I liked preggo pops and always had them around. Each week was different what I wanted to eat, but I always made sure to eat a protein and carbs at the same time. I liked mcdonalds breakfast burritos for a good long while and had one every morning on the way to work. I carried a big cup with me everywhere and threw up in them. I know it sounds terrible, but I didn't want to get up while in the middle of it, and it felt better just to be still and throw up. Then I'd go to the bathroom and clean out the cup. Luckily, I usually did the majority of my throwing up in the morning before work, but I then usually threw up 2-3 times at a random time throughout the day. I honestly thought at 17 weeks that I was going to die and couldn't deal with it anymore. I would cry everytime I knew I was about to throw up. I just pushed through and eventually it ended. At some times, I thought I was going to throw up for the rest of my life. My head started to mess with me. It sucks. What's funny is that this is my third pregnancy, and I didn't throw up once in either of the other two. Good luck. Hopefully yours is short lived. Get a good support system, it helps alot!
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