Saturday, February 27, 2010
Mommy doesn't feel good......
I don't hate being pregnant...... yes, go ahead a gasp! :) But what I do hate about being pregnant is having morning sickness (HA - who came up with that name by the way, I have all-day-long sickness when I'm pregnant). After I reach around 15-18 weeks (depends on the pregnancy) then I start to like life again and I enjoy having a baby inside kicking around. I love knowing that my body is growing a life.
But... back to the morning sickness. I'm not pregnant (so if you are a friend - don't ask :) and no, I'm not lying) but I only have 2 children and want to have more. The thing that freaks me out the most when I think about getting pregnant again is the morning sickness and the 12+ weeks of misery I know will ensue.
With my first child I was sick EVERY day from about 6 weeks to 15 weeks and I threw up almost every single day. With my second child I was also sick EVERY day, but only threw up about 2-5 times per week, but I actually felt WORSE! (Sorry to be a little gross). I just find that interesting...
Another thing that was different is that with my first I was working full time and with my second I was working part time. I felt like when I was working full time it took my mind off the pain and discomfort of being sick, and although I worked part time with my second I still remember sitting on the couch feeling miserable an awful lot. I just had more time to dwell on it. Now I'm not working, so my next pregnancy will see me at home with 2 kids to take care of and no work to distract me! That seems a bit daunting.
To help with my morning sickness with both pregnancies I did try unisom and B6 - but I'm not entirely sure how much it helped. That was about all I used to help with morning sickness.
So, I'm looking for some tips on how to prevent morning sickness, or at least ways you've found to help endure it! I want to be prepared for next time I'm pregnant (who knows when that will be) because you don't usually tell anyone you are pregnant until the morning sickness is almost over.
So... give me your thoughts.
What types of medication (over the counter and/or prescription) have you tried?
What other remedies have you used?
Did you take a prenatal vitamin? Did not taking one help your morning sickness?
What types of things did you do to distract yourself?
How often were you sick and did you throw up?
How long did your morning sickness last with different pregnancies?
What foods did you eat to help with morning sickness?
Did you exercise and did that help with morning sickness?
What did you do with your older children when you felt too ill to play with them much?
Sorry... that's a lot of questions! But I know you can help me out. :)
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Labels: Pregnancy and Nursing