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I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first baby....signed onto this website today. I am 27 and married. I have had "all day" sickness since I was about 6 weeks. Things started looking up last Tuesday and then today and yesterday I have been feeling off again.....is this normal???
Would love to hear from anyone.
Hi Bec, welcome to Bub Hub :D Congratulations on your pregnancy, hope it all goes well. Re morning sickness, I had all day sickness too. Was not fun but went completely by about 26 weeks. I knew someone that was so sick she was admitted to hospital for a few weeks. It helped me to get through it kmowing it could be worse. Dry crackers and the like didn't work for me and I lived off peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sticks for awhile there. I hate it but vegemite was good at stopping my nauseousness (spell?). All the best, let us know how you get on :)
26 weeks ,wow, that is good to know that there is still hope that I will not have it all the way through. Nothing seems to work for me, I even bought these lollipops - called preggie pops (all natural) and they have not worked either...funny that!
It seems that whenever I do eat, I get indigestion straight away with it..that I know I just have to deal with. Other than those 2 things, we are overjoyed by the preganancy and can not wait for our little one to enter the world. Although I am in denial about the Labour. I figure if I go in thinking that I am having a C Section, it can only look up from there. I would love to have a natural birth (water birth preferably) but will see how I go.
Thanks so much for your reply, look forward to chatting soon.
congratulations, welcome to the wonderful world of parenting. I was off and on naueseous for about 20 or so weeks, nothing too dramatic. Only thing that help was contant snacking (even waking up in the middle of the night and having a few almonds... they saved me really). I couldn't handle big meals but I was constantly hungry (lol- nothings changed- still breastfeeding so constantly ravenous is more like it now!).
In terms of labour- I would recommend going and having a chat to your local midwife. Which state are you in? There are loads of great services available to help with natural birth. check out the maternity coalition website- and go to the 'links' page: you should find links to something near you. www.maternitycoalition.org.au
You might also like to read up on birth stories... though sometimes that can be a bit scary, it can help to know the amazing variety of experiences women have...
This site has some- or at least one last time I looked. also check out www.naturalparentingforums.com there are heaps there (including mine!).
I am in NSW and have opted for Public over Private as I found out that my obstetrican delivers at my public hospital. Also I chose the Birthing centre, but unfortunately they are full for Feb and March...can u believe it...I am hoping that they get another midwife, then I am guaranteed next in line.
I am off to the hospital for the first time tomorrow night, so am looking forward to that and being able to chat with my midwife.
I will check out those websites...thank you, and yes I have read some stories, some awful and some ok...either way it will be all worth it in the end.
I had fairly mild all-day sickness for the first 13 - 14 weeks of both my pregnancies. I found that if I let myself get too hungry, it would get worse. I always had almonds on hand to prevent more serious nausea.
In regard to labour, don't let it concern you. You can choose a fairly pain free labour with an epidural. I was amazed at how in control I felt, being able to feel (and push) with the contractions, without any pain. You can feel other sensations (I was able to tell the midwife when the baby's head was coming down) and could feel both my babies coming into the world. Both labours were very calm, stress-free situations and I was able to appreciate the process without being overwhelmed. The bottom line is that you have heaps of different resources available to you to help you through and you *can* change your mind (and the plan) at any time. Read up on everything that is available and discuss with your doctor / midwife. Then you'll be in the best position to manage your labour.
My nausea just kept on getting worse than better. By the third trimester I was projectile vomiting. Some days were worse than others. If you can find something to take your mind off the nausea, or try ginger and plain crackers. Nothing worked for me but each person is different.
Congratulations and best of luck for the future.
Thanks Samantha and Gemma for your replies
I have decided to just eat as much as I can when I can so that I am at least able to keep my energy levels up, as for the nausea it is just becoming second nature...I am sure it is preparing me for things to come..it is probably a good thing...(he,he)
Hope u have a great day...speak to you soon
Sorry to hear you have nausea. I can really sympathise as I was sick for about 20 weeks with each of my three pregnancies, it seemed to drag on forever. Once it eased, I felt great. About the only thing that made be feel a bit better was ice. I used to eat kool pops, icy poles or slurpees from 7-11. Only thing that gave me some temporary relief.
Thanks for that ice advice, I can actually eat ice blocks no problem, and agree that this is the only thing that has really worked for me since falling pregnant. No indigestion with these which is also a bonus.
Your comment on iceblocks brought back memories - I too found iceblocks were wonderful because they seemed to soothe the nausea. I had nausea from about week 7 to 15 - and it changed quite a lot - I found it was always ALL day sickness unless I had something to eat before I even sat up in the morning.
I also found that ginger was the only thing that cured the nausea. Up until pregnancy I had not been a big fan of ginger - but that all changed!
In the am I would have gingernut biscuits before getting out of bed. sometimes a slice of toast too (if I was lucky enough to be cooked for!) - that would usually go a long way towards lowering the 'all day' part of the sickness - even if it went all day then it was usually not so bad.
Also I found copious amounts of ginger beer really helpful.
Sometimes I resorted to sucking on real ginger - for me the taste was a bit much but the anti-nausea effect was spectacular!
Also I just experimented. At one stage the sickness was mainly in the early afternoon. I discovered that by taking a foam mattress outside and lying outside in the cool breeze (it was autumn) at that time of day that the nausea passed much quicker. Of course I worked this out and 3 days later the sickness moved on to late afternoon and the 'outdoors nap' didnt work any more!
The last thing that seemed to work was to never let my tummy be truly empty - always having a snack on hand just to not let myself get hungry. As soon as I got hungry it seemed to spark off a cycle of bad nausea.
Good luck in finding ways to feel better!
I had morning sickness badly as well from about 2 weeks into the pregnancy until I was 32 weeks. Jelly beans before I got out of bed was great. They would reprieve me long enough to go the toilet and brush my teeth then I'd have a couple more while I made breakfast. From what I've read morning sickness occurs when your blood sugar drops and I figured when a diabetics blood sugar drops they eat jelly beans why not try it.
I know a girl who has been sick the whole way through her pregnancy and she's due to give birth to her son this week. SHe was just nauseous though, no vomiting. The jelly beans helped her when she was travelling.
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