9 Things That Seem to Make My Morning Sickness Worse

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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