Now that I am officially in my 2nd trimester, I want to share some of the things that helped me in my first trimester. I am going to do a post later about the foods that I was able to eat, but this is a list of things that made the nausea go away.
I made this list during week 10 when my sickness was at its worst, and there are a few items that I want to add that were not on my original picture.
1. Canada Dry- I bought mini ginger ales to carry in my bag and keep at school. They made me burp, but in this instance burping was good! If I could get some of the gas out of my stomach it would make me less nauseated. Ginger ale is a pretty well documented treatment for morning sickness, but I suggest the mini sugar-free and caffine-free guys. They can be found at most grocery stores
2. Motion Sickness Bands- I talked about these bands on a former post, but I wanted to mention them again here. They were a short term relief answer that helped me do housework and walk the dog!
3. Chewable Pre-Natal Vitamins- I had a REALLY hard time swallowing the large vitamins that I had originally bought. On top of the gag reflex I was getting from swallowing the large pills, I was also unable to get a full enough stomach to keep the pills down. I switched to a chewable Pre-Natal at about 10 weeks and they definitely helped. I started with Vita-Fusion Gummies, but I don't like that they are sugar coated. I am almost out of this pack and I am going to try a chewable vitamin that isn't coated in sugar. Any suggestions?
4. Medication- I am actually going to change this endorsement for another type of nausea medication. The Zofran worked for awhile, but it only gave me temporary relief. It worked better if I let the table dissolve on my tongue before swallowing, but still, I was feeling sick again in about an hour. At week 12 I started on Diclegis and it works much better for me. My doctor gave me 3 weeks worth of sample boxes and I swear they saved my life!
|Website with Reviews and Info for Diclegis Found Here|
5. Preggo-Pops: I also talked about these in a former post, but I loved the Preggo-Pops. Mints may have worked as well, but somehow or another they really helped with my nausea!
6. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- My only luxury in the first trimester! Mint is known to help settle a stomach, and Mint ice cream was my most successful food when it came to keeping food down. It was perfect to slowly eat, and it helped soothe my throat after throwing up.
7. Frozen Grapes- I want to add Frozen Grapes to the list because they were wonderful in weeks 10-13. Simply take a handful of grapes, place them in a ziplock bag or bowl in the freezer, and wait around 5 hours for them to freeze. They are like mini grape Popsicle! Perfect for when I was having trouble keeping things down. My grandmother bought me a huge box at Costco and I froze the whole lot. Frozen grapes for weeks!! Added Bonus- They won't go bad!
8. Belly Band- My 2nd edition to my original list is really a plan rather than a product. Plenty of pregnancy sites will tell you to invest in a belly band, but it is usually suggested for the 2nd Trimester. No, I did not need a belly band to hold my pants together or keep my belly from showing, but I used it for another reason. Any pressure what so ever on my stomach hurt. Even thought I could button them, around week 8 I started unbuttoning my pants and using a belly band to hide my lady parts! It relieved so much pressure and helped me move around better. It is worth a try.
|I bought mine at Target|
I hope something on this list can help someone make it through the first trimester. I read about 100 lists on blogs and websites with ideas and tried all of them to find the ones that were right for me.
*Do you have any other ideas for me?!
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I am 25 years old with a 2 year old son and a wicked handsome husband living in Birmingham, Alabama.