For the past 6 weeks, I have been trying to manage the worst “morning sickness” that I’ve ever had. I had moderate queezies with my first two pregnancies, but it was manageable and went away at around 15 weeks. With my youngest child, I needed to take daily medication to reduce the amount of times I vomited as well as the nausea. It also stayed with me until the day after her birth.
This time around, it started early for me at about 5 weeks and now at 11 weeks, it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. I am already on the maximum dose of medication I can take and while it sure does help, it doesn’t make it go away completely. I have been doing what I can to help manage it, because at times it can feel very overwhelming. I have noticed a trend that certain activities or foods make the nausea so much worse. I call them morning sickness triggers and have found that once I discovered what they were, avoiding them as much as I can has made it all a little more manageable.
9 Things That Make Morning Sickness Worse 1 of 10
Once I figured out what triggered the nausea, I have begun to feel a lot better.
My Progesterone 2 of 10
Progesterone is said to be a big reason for the strange things that happen in early pregnancy and taking a double dose seems to make my nausea and vomiting worse.
Food Aversions 3 of 10
There are some foods that are no longer in my menu plan. I can't stomach eggs or chicken and when I avoid eating them, I feel better.
Forgetting My Medication 4 of 10
I am on medication to help reduce nausea and vomiting and find that if I forget a dose, it's just unmanageable.
Being Tired 5 of 10
Seems cruel since early pregnancy is basically means being tired, but if I don't get enough sleep, the morning sickness—well, all-day sickness is much worse.
Being in the Car 6 of 10
When I was younger, I had a lot of motion sickness so it's no surprise that if I am in a car now, it feels close to torture.
Being Dehydrated 7 of 10
It can happen quickly with all the vomiting and heat right now, but if I do not keep on top of my water intake, I will feel a lot more sick.
An Empty Stomach 8 of 10
If I do not eat before getting out of bed, I am going to be sick all day. I've found the secret is to eat a lot, but a little each time. My stomach does not like to be empty.
Smell Aversions 9 of 10
The smell of coffee makes me sick. It just does and avoiding places where that smell is unavoidable has made a world of difference. No coffee shop visits
for me in the foreseeable future.
Being Overheated 10 of 10
The weather this week has been crazy humid and I quickly found that being overheated at all makes the nausea creep up. I'm thinking air conditioning is an important thing.
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