Morning sickness has got to be one of the worst things about the early stages of pregnancy, and dealing with morning sickness seems to be on the top of every pregnant womans list of things to do. I used to laugh about it – I am a guy after all – until I was at a cafe with a good friend who was carrying her first child. She was already feeling a little woozy and just wanted to get some toast and hot cocoa, and trying to be a good friend I held back from getting the corned beef hash special even though it looked so grubbin. We were doing fine – at a nice table by the window with a little breeze, Tania was feeling a bit better sipping on her water while waiting for our food…right up until the server walked by.
Someone at the next table had ordered the hash.
In a flash Tania was up out of her seat and half-way to the restroom. I didn’t even know where the restrooms were but she had quietly scoped them out the minute we walked into the place. Later our food arrived and her stomach settled down though we had to switch seat so she couldn’t see the man eating the hash. I learned a real lesson that day about how dealing with morning sickness can take over your life – and rob you of a lot of the joy of early pregnancy. “I’m not freaking glowing!” Tania used to say only half joking “I’m flushed because I’m about to puke you idiots!”
So how do you deal with morning sickness and get your life back? Here are a few quick tips, and a big link to a solution that may help you end your morning once and for all.
Get your Vitamins: This is important for more than just morning sickness, and I’m sure that smarter people than I have already told you that – so do it. Follow your doctors advice and make sure you are getting the nutritian you need. Some people swear by vitamin B6 in particular to help ease morning symptoms but for many the added boost isn’t enough and they need stronger remedies.
Drugs and Medicine: Now I gotta tell ya, I hate taking medicine even to the point of avoiding aspirin – but this is your journey so you should know about your options.
One med that used to be available to women was Bendectin. This medication combined the antihistamine doxylamine with the vitamin B6. It was commonly prescribed for years until controversy over its safety–even though no scientific evidence supported this–caused the manufacturer to pull it from the U.S. market. It’s now only available in Canada. Today you can buy the two ingredients over the counter and the FDA has classified them as safe for use during pregnancy. If you want to try this option, try purchasing Doxylamine and vitamin B6 at your local drug store.
If these medications don’t work, you may need to consider a prescription from your doctor. There are three nausea medicines that are commonly used during pregnancy: Compazine, Phenergan and Tigan. Keep in mind, however, that Phenergan and Compazine should never be taken together. Lastly, you can try the medicine Zofran, although it’s very expensive and many insurance providers won’t cover it.
Natural Methods: Sleep, hydrate and eat crackers. Hmmm, seems like morning sickness cures are a lot like hangover cures. anyway,
The first thing is to get enough sleep. That little body inside you is developing at an unbelievable rate, and will take up an unbelievable amount of your energy. Get to bed early enough so that you can get eight hours of sleep. Also, rest or even nap during the day. While baby keeps growing, your own body can take a break!
Hydration is very important! Remember to drink water throughout the day. Drinking water before and after meals, instead of during, will help stave off feelings of bloat or queasiness. Water-filled fruits, such as watermelon, are light, delicious, and keep nausea at bay. Drinking mint, ginger or lemon tea or lemonade is also very helpful.
Now that you are awake, don’t get out of bed yet! Reach for some crackers, such as Saltines or other soda crackers, on your nightstand. Eating a couple of crackers prior to getting up will help settle your stomach. When you do eat meals, make them small ones. It is preferable to eat a few smaller meals throughout the day, rather than a couple of heavy meals, which will take longer to digest.
Every person and every pregnancy is different. What works for one person may not work for you and what works for you may send someone else scampering for the restroom. The key to dealing with morning sickness [http://www.mickthemarketer.com/dealing-with-morning-sickness/] is to find what works and go with it. Here’s the big link for you to check out. Its a great guide called end morning sickness now [http://026morningsickness.info] its got a bunch of ideas, techniques, plans etc to help you end your morning sickness and since its available as an ebook, you don’t even have to get dressed, go to the mall, and deal with all of those nasty smells coming from the food court.