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Kylie & Jordan QLD
It is terrible being so sick. I couldnt handle the smell of people or after shave/perfume or even their breath. Sometimes even there shampoo or deodorant was enough to send me off to the toilet. If they had been smoking or eating garlic or onion yyyuuuuuukkkkkkk. Grocery shopping was the pitts. The smell of the cooked chickens or hot bread...........a few times I had to actually walk out and leave my shopping behind. That was when I discovered the pre chilled drinks in coles either near the check out or near the sweets. They use to sell the ginger beer so I use to take just little sips to help. My husband cooked steak one night and I spent the rest of the evening in our toilet with the air freshener dry reaching and trying to get rid of the smell. Just remember if it gets really bad you can actually be hospitalised with it due to dehydration so try to keep your fluids up. I hope this goes really quick for you both and congratulations. Good Luck!
I found with my pregnancy it was the nauseous feeling all day that got me. I only ever threw up a couple of times and that was because I got too hungry or something smelt really bad.
I found keeping a packet of ginger biscuits with me was great. It went everywhere I did. Whenever I felt a twinge or got a bit hungry I munched on a biscuit. I also kept some nuts in a little container to nibble on something different, but the bikkies were the best.
There were certain things I couldn't stomach all through the pregnancy and baking bread or toast was almost the worst. Cooking mushrooms was another. I had no problems getting out of bed and toddling off to the bathroom before brekkie as long as I had my cereal straight after and started off with a good meal for the day.
Sometimes I thought throwing up would probably be better than the nausea all the time from when I got up until I went to bed, but the magical 13 weeks hit and that was it.
Hopefully, that's what will happen to you. Otherwise you will have to be very careful and watch Janeen's tips so you don't get dehydrated or hospitalized.
You are a god-send. I was suffering all day nausea (8 weeks pregnant with my 2nd) and came here to read suggestions. I saw you mention green apples and I remembered being told with my first pregnancy to eat a peeled green apple. Well to cut a long story short... I had a peeled green apple and about half hour after eating it nausea faded! It has since returned but the releif it gave me was great. Thanks very much smile Michelle
Also try to avoid talking to anyone when you're feeling queesy - try to focus and get through it.
I also found out that I developed gall stones during the pregnancy and I have since been told that one of the first symptoms is nausea. Also had Ivf treatment to get pregnant so that didn't help either.
when I was pregnant with my first child, I had really bad day sickness. I was sick 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 6 weeks until 13 weeks, when it disappeared as fast as it arrived. Unfortunatly, for me, nothing worked, and I was almost hospitalised as I had lost over 10kg. I tried everything, but the medication, as I did not want to be on pills. I was house bound, as I could not go anywhere without a bucket under my chin. I also suffered from low blood pressure, and use to faint. This wasn't good when you have your head over a toilet bowl. I once fainted, and came to only to find my arm stuck down the s bends of the toilet. I was glad I had not been sick on that occassion. Sleep was my only saviour, as I did not feel sick while sleeping. I tried to stay in bed, (my husband was very sympathetic, and helped as much as he could), and stayed out of the kitchen. The smell of any meat made it worse. I couldn't eat or drink anything without being sick. I was so glad when I woke up the morning I turned 13 weeks, and felt like I could run a marathon. With my 2nd pregnancy, I had no sickness at all, and my 3rd I had afternoon/night sickness, but not as serveer. I wouldn't wish being that sick on anyone. Good luck to all you expecting mums out there. I hope you can find something that works for you.
Mother of 3, Qld
michelle, mum of jackson 13-02-03
Mum to Jess, 14 mths & next due April 05