Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Morning (Afternoon and Evening) Sickness

For those of you plagued with mourning (I mean morning) sickness like I am- STILL, here's a little article I read that I found a bit interesting about GINGER.

And I'm all ears for anyone with any other ideas. I'm flat OUT and despairate (I mean desperate).


Knudson Family said...

Peppermint always worked for me...but you know what worked really great? Waiting. Waiting for it to be over. Now, you have to do A LOT of waiting...but it'll sure do the trick! ;) Sorry you have to deal with morning 3rd pregnancy was the worst out of all of them. Good luck!

Abby said...

My sis in-law's friend who gets deathly ill and loses tons of weight, etc. swears by a homeopathic remedy--raspberry leaf, also called rubus idaeus (I think that's how it's spelled.) I am cautious, but plenty open to homeopathic crap, so I looked it up and it sounds like the miracle remedy for all things woman, fertility, lessening the chance of miscarriages, sickness, even fingernail strength--honestly, after reading it seemed all women should be taking it just bc. But I have heard ONE contradictory theory about it (being a cause or factor in miscarriages, and I remember hearing during my last pregnancy to take it at the end to get you ready for labor)--so, I got scared off by that one possibility...but then again, this girl's doctor (or midwife) prescribed it, and I'm sure if they thought it was dangerous they wouldn't have. If you do look it up and find out more about it--tell me. I only have access to Google, but you have the whole medical world at your fingertips, sort of, right? I would be very interested to know what you could find...oh, and when it's not giving me a headache I like Zofran.

Nettie said...

I've heard of using ginger, but have never tried it. I've also heard of

small frequent, high protein snacks
raspberry leaf tea
peppermint gum or candies
cinnamon gum
sucking on sour candies
wrist bands that put pressure on the inner wrist (sea bands used for
sea sickness)
Vitamin B6
1/4-1/2 tablet of unisom

I'm sorry you are still feeling so miserable!

Brandon said...

Suggestions to avoid morning sickness? Uhhh, abstinence?

kira said...

it is definitely a woman's "work" to bring a kid into this world and not just during the pushing part! I have lots of sympathy for you - I feel your pain!! Love you and hope you'll feel better soon!

Emy5 said...

Sorry you are not feeling good, Kim. I hope it will pass.

Natalie N said...

Sorry to hear you're so sick, Kim! I mostly had mild morning sickness for the first trimester, but Ginger Ale worked great for me. It didn't make the nausea disappear, but it definitely "took the edge off". Good luck!

Hamby Family said...

Vitamin B6!!

I'm pregnant with my 3rd, and I've never had morning sickness as bad as I did this time. Kaiser recommends Vitamin B6, so I tried it and I feel 100% better! I just take 100mg at dinner each day and I feel fine all day. (It's awful on an empty stomach, so I don't recommend that). My N.P. said she recommends 50mg 3x/day, but I've read you shouldn't take more than 100mg/day. I hope you find something that works!

P.S. I found your blog through Natalie Nelson's blog (we're in the same ward)

The Pingels said...

I always get sick, so I have a few suggestions. Ginger is good, they even sell ginger gum located by the dramamine. Also they have sea-bands that have to do with pressure points (also located by the dramamine at a pharmacy). One my doctor in morgantown told me was to take unisom before you go to bed and something in it helps you to not be so nauseous in the morning. (I only took like 1/4 of a tablet each night because a whole one will knock you out for a week). Good luck, I usually stayed sick until I was around 20 weeks pregnant.

Cambria said...

Crystalized Ginger is the way to go. I found that ginger settled my stomache when I was pregnant with Rock, my recently new addition. I couldn't eat it in one bite, but could take nibbles from it. I found the stuff at Trader Joes. I never really got sick with Rock, but did get upsets stomache aches. I have also heard that gripe water works too. They have gripe water for pregnant woman and colicy babies. The website that you can check out is,, or Those are three websites that you can look into. I hear it works just as well for pregnant woman as it does for colicy babies. Good luck to you!!!

tara said...

congrats on being pregnant kim! sorry about being sick though! I HATE being sick! Natalie will be one next month, and is walking, i seriously don't know where the time went!

amanda said...

I have to say that I know what you are going through!! I thought my all day sickness (what I call it!) was going to last forever. It did last my WHOLE pregnancy, and nothing I did would help, sometimes you just have to grin and bear it! Or cry and bear it! Anyway, I am so glad that you found my blog!! I am NOT the cutest, you are! Your blog is super cute and I am jealous! You will have to give me some tips.