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06-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Okay, since I don't munch on crackers (at least the saltine kind) anymore - what thoughts are there for avoiding/alleviating morning sickness - I had a bout this morning and think it may just be the beginning.
Thanks for thoughts!
06-26-2008, 04:37 PM
what's helped me the most is lemon/lime juice. I finally figured it out and would squeeze 1/4 of a lime and drink it straight before breakfast (as I make lots of funny faces). Lemonade or limeade works well too. Drinking it straight stopped my nausea within minutes! And now I use lemon/lime as dressing for almost everything! lol
Every pregnant woman is different but it's worth a try! And it's good for you (lots of vitamin C)!
06-27-2008, 02:34 AM
I have had many suggestions to help with morning sickness (actually all day in my case). Ginger, saltines, lemon juice, smaller meals and so on. A few weeks ago by accident I found that what works best for me is to drink lots of hot water. When I wake up in the morning I have 2 cups of hot water (as hot as I can drink without burning my tongue). Then throughout the day I have a cup with me wherever I go. I don't leave home without my thermos. If I don't drink enough the nausea returns in full force.
Hope you find what works for you.
06-27-2008, 05:12 AM
Drink more water :)
06-27-2008, 07:34 AM
Thank you for the suggestions so far - I will try them out as I start experiencing more of that nausea as my pregnancy progresses. Any others will be appreciated as well.
06-27-2008, 12:08 PM
How did you guys deal with the food aversions? I'm not throwing up but the idea of a lot of raw foods makes me want to. It's mostly bland, carby (not-raw) food that sounds good right now. I don't think I could eat the kale salad I was addicted to before if my life depended on it. I feel bad bc I want to eat more raw food but other than the odd piece of fruit I can seem to stomach it. I guess this is normal too.
BTW Vero - I'm 7 weeks so I'm right there with you!
06-27-2008, 02:06 PM
[QUOTE=Vegan Princess;433213]How did you guys deal with the food aversions? I'm not throwing up but the idea of a lot of raw foods makes me want to.
I am glad you mentioned this as I still at 19 weeks cannot even think about eating an avacado whereas before this pregnancy it was one of my favorite foods. Cucumbers, tomatoes (occasionally) and celery was about it for quite awhile. Frozen berries were alright too.
I just gave in and ate whatever appealed to me - so I am not even close to being 100% raw. I am increasing the raw bit by bit. I can eat oranges now and romaine lettuce -so that is good. :) I was discouraged as I felt so much better on raw - we weren't at 100% but we were well on the way there.
Morning sickness usually passes around the 12 week mark so hopefully it won't be too much longer for you. When I was younger the m/s passed by the 3rd month - things are different this time around in many ways - probably my age 47 has a bit to do with it.
06-27-2008, 02:10 PM
One thing that I am craving is fresh OJ - so I have been drinking a lot of that. I can usually manage a few pieces of fruit - usually juicy works well - grapes, plums, etc. I can do cooked veggies - veggie soup is high on my craving list these days. Oh and raw desserts I discovered go down well. So I figure if I go to the raw cafe and have a raw dessert it's probably better than eating some bread or crackers. At least I know I'm not the only one who can't eat as much raw as I know I should be. Hopefully I'll be back on the raw wagon in another month!
06-27-2008, 02:58 PM
I make raw sprouted wheat breads, sweetened with raisins and/or honey in the FP and dehydrated a bit. You could keep a small one on your nightstand like some women keep crackers for first thing...they are full of nutrients and low in fat so you'd not be full too long and would be able to eat more food soon after. I know when I eat the rich desserts I am full/tired for awhile.
Mine stay chewy because I shape them thick like cookies but you could do thin crispy crackers if that suits you better or any of Alissa's crackers, though probably without the garlic or yeast :-)
06-27-2008, 03:19 PM
So far I'm good on those, Cindy, though there are definitely some items that aren't quit as appealing as before. I hadn't really thought about not being able to be raw due to not being able to stomach raw - cravings I thought I would just stick it out, but adversions . . . hmmm . . . hopefully I'll survive around those.
Isn't 7ish weeks a fun time! I'm just finally getting used to the idea and hope to focus on other aspects of my life soon.
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