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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33305 replies767 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @oregon101 nachos has absolutely been one of my pregnancy foods. I've eaten an obscene amount - but not since this newest symptom hit.

    Actually I've been doing daily fruit/protein smoothies because they're the only thing that sounds remotely appetizing. The idea of actually chewing anything is 🤢
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  • smakl70smakl70 266 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @romanigypsyeyes if it's daytime nausea I found sucking on mints, jolly ranchers, any type of hard candy really helped.

    It was also a game of don't eat too much but eat before I felt hungry.
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  • dragonmomdragonmom 5899 replies154 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The little round-ish saltines called “oyster crackers” are made to float in soups and chowders. They’re harder to find these days but they’re still around, usually in a bag. Better than regular saltines because you can pop the whole thing n your mouth at once so no cracker crumbs trailing down your clothes. Also a store with a big enough candy aisle should have bags of lemon drops. Tangy without being too sour.
    Hoping this will pass soon!
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  • scout59scout59 3502 replies67 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My D is pregnant (20 weeks today!) and has been suffering from mild-to-moderate morning sickness. She tried all those crackers/ginger/candy tips but nothing worked...until she tried Unisom and Vitamin B6 as recommended by her doctor.

    Her morning sickness disappeared almost immediately. Might be worth asking your doctor about it.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 7266 replies56 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Real ginger ale and saltines were all I could keep down for 16 weeks. Not fun. I'm sorry you are going through this. The only thing that helped me emotionally was knowing that it meant that the baby was still growing. I actually panicked a bit when it stopped ; )
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  • Nrdsb4Nrdsb4 16943 replies159 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Feel better, Romani! Someday when RomaniJr Teen is being a pain, you can tell him what you went through to bring him into the world! :D
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  • VeryHappyVeryHappy 18517 replies324 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I found chewing sugarless gum to be helpful.
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  • bgbg4usbgbg4us 1305 replies42 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ** don't go into the meat section of a grocery store for the next month or so!

    romani - by opening yourself up here, you will get lots of advice by well-meaning people who think the way they do things is right/good. I encourage you to listen, smile, nod, and just take what you want from all of the nuggets. You know your body best and it will come to you.

    ** 20 yrs ago I had a screaming toddler. I asked my mom and dad what to do; my mom said "hug him and love him!" and my dad said "he needs spanking!" and I thought - gosh, that's how I must have been raised; both parents doing what they thought was best for me, but very conflicting. I don't ask for much advice any more with my kids but certainly read, listen and learn about parenting styles from others.
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  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner 38901 replies468 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I did not struggle with morning or other sickness when I was pregnant, so no advice other than hugs and listen to your body. If you crave ice cream with guacamole on top, so be it! :) As long as the foods are not dangerous to the fetus, go for them. In moderation. Hugs.
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  • ECmotherx2ECmotherx2 2203 replies7 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I had morning sickness with one pregnancy. I found Welches grape ice pops to be soothing.
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  • 2VU06092VU0609 3535 replies59 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    D is a little further along than you are @romanigypsyeyes and I think her morning sickness has passed now for the most part, but lemon drops and flat ginger ale first thing in the morning were getting her through a month or so ago. She also has indicated that she still doesn't really want to open the refrigerator to see what is in there for the most part as certain foods trigger discomfort, especially meat. Good advice here on how to combat the morning sickness.
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  • agreatstoryagreatstory 72 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I clearly recall the first wave of morning sickness with D1 washing over me while standing in line at Kroger, right down to what I was wearing. I remember clutching the kitchen counter as it rolled in again whenever meat was cooking. This went on for weeks, and then it was gone as abruptly as it arrived.

    Shortly after D1 was born, colic set in. She cried around the clock for months. I cried, too. My elderly neighbor across the street could hear D1 crying from inside her house and came over to investigate. One fine day in November, it was over.

    Welcome to the parenting adventure. Trust yourself. The rough patches ease in time.
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  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes 33305 replies767 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @scout59 i completely forgot about the b6. I have it - got it when I first got pregnant but never used it because the nausea was very mild. I have to find it.

    I had to cancel giving a paper tomorrow at a conference. I'm so aggravated but it's not safe for me to drive to the other side of the state. :(

    Luckily Mr R does the grocery shopping so no risk of sensory overload there. (Seriously, have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate Mr R?)

    I've been snacking on fruit since last night. Slowly but surely.

    I really want chips and salsa but I know with every fiber of my being that it would be a horrendous idea. Why, body, WHY?! lol
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  • busdriver11busdriver11 15242 replies28 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Maybe a little bit of chips and salsa? Not too spicy? Maybe that's exactly what the baby is craving. Seems like if a little bit goes down okay, then maybe a little more will work, and then a little more. Seems like chips and salsa could be healthy. Whole grains and veggies. It could be considered a health food, I think.
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  • oregon101oregon101 5504 replies136 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Throw some black beans on them.
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  • CIEE83CIEE83 700 replies9 threadsRegistered User Member
    Long-time stalker here. So happy to hear about your pregnancy, Romani, though not about the morning sickness! Ugh, I had no cravings in pregnancy, only aversions to everything I tried to eat. Only could tolerate bland, starchy foods. One day I got the insane idea that leg of lamb would be a good thing to eat. By the time it finished cooking, I couldn’t stand the smell; I put it straight into the freezer and eventually threw it out. I couldn’t stand the idea of lamb for at least 5 years afterward.

    I hope your morning sickness ends soon! For most people, it goes away around the end of the first trimester... fingers crossed!
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  • CountingDownCountingDown 13433 replies110 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My one craving was orange juice with flat ginger ale to reduce the acid. Couldn't stand the smell of coffee or chocolate.

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