I swear I am about to lose my mind. When will this so-called “morning” sickness end? I’ve been vomiting at least three times every day ever since I became pregnant. I’m nearly 14 weeks along and I’m still having issues with nausea and vomiting. I’m really struggling since I work in an office and I haven’t told anyone I’m pregnant yet, and it’s getting harder and harder to hide my symptoms. I’ve used a lot of sick leave already. I’ve tried all the usual remedies (like crackers and ginger ale) and nothing seems to help. I have an appointment with my midwife next week. Are there any safe medications I can take that will make my morning sickness better?
Whoever decided to call pregnancy morning sickness was either very lucky or had never been pregnant. I was nauseous or vomiting all day, every day for my entire pregnancy. I ended up having to go to the ER several times for fluids because I was severely dehydrated. I was eventually diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. They gave me prescription medication but it really didn’t help me, unfortunately. I was really glad we had only planned on having one child because I don’t think I could have gone through that experience a second time. I’m saying a prayer that your nausea passes and that you have an easy pregnancy and safe delivery!
I had fairly mild morning sickness throughout my first trimester. I would get sick maybe once or twice a day. One thing that helped a lot was keeping some crackers and a drink on my bedside table and eating them first thing in the morning, before I got out of bed. Then, I’d rest for another fifteen minutes or so and give my stomach time to settle. It really helped, and so did eating small meals throughout the day. I was glad that I didn’t have to rely on anti-nausea medication. I’ve heard from friends that it can cause some serious birth defects, from heart problems to cleft palate.
My morning sickness was so bad that I begged for drugs and I was so grateful that they helped. I took Zofran after the fourteenth week of my pregnancy. Apparently, most of the brain development occurs during this early phase so the risk of birth defects goes down after that. Of course, you should talk to your doctor, but it’s not good for mama or baby to be severely dehydrated or malnourished. Before I took the Zofran, my doctor used B12 shots, but I didn’t feel like they were very effective. I hope your morning sickness goes away soon or you find a solution!