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hi, hoping to gain some hints and tips, as i'm getting desperate!

am having to eat every 2 hours to avoid being sick.  i can eat a large meal and 2 hours later my tummy will be rumbling and within minutes of it starting to rumble i feel so sick i have to lay down and eat again.  and a snack doesn't do it, i've been trying crisps, crackers, rice pudding etc, but at the 2 hour deadline i have to have a decent meal.

any advice, or things to try?  and any ideas on what to have by the bed at night.  i don't get on well with bread, so am trying not to eat too much of that and can't face anything sweet.

thank you in advance for any help or advice...

spacedust xxx
 
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Hi there,
I just ate when I was hungry, it's your body's way of telling you it needs more nutrients for the baby. Is there anything you have really cut out of your diet, as I can see on your tag that you changed your diet?  I cut down on carbs - bread, rice, couscous  but I found that I was needing to eat more of it whilst pregnant to no ill effect on weight for example.  I was continuously sick for about 6 weeks but hungry as well! 
 

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Hi glitter,
i had cut out things like bread and sweet stuff, but am using toast sometimes now as a quick fix, but it makes me bloated, so am trying not to eat too much.  am i couldn't face anything sweet at the moment.  i'm sure you're right that its my body's way of telling me i need it, but so much so often? 
By the way, your twins look very cute! 
Thanks xxx
 

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Have you tried apples?
Ive only had low level nausea but k now what you mean about eating,  I eat an apple and it goes away for a while.
 
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hi Spacedust,
I ate soooo many bacon sandwiches and white bread in the first 4.5 months, it was ridiculous!  I also managed to polish off a fair few portions of fish and chips too which is something I rarely eat.
The babies are a little tired and not so cute and have now gone to bed.
 

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Hi there,

Congratulations on your pregnancy  :) and my sympathies to you on your sickness.  :p :(

In the early days I remember all too well having to eat at least every two hours otherwise the sickness would hit. 

I think it really is a question of finding what works for you, but for me I've never been on such a carb-fest in my life!! I really had to have toast galore (with butter and orange marmalade) and couldn't get enough of those crisp bread crackers with cream cheese (lashings of it!).  Ryvita worked pretty well too as did Jacob's cream crackers, which I still 'need' now and again! Salt n' vinegar crisp sandwiches and bacon n egg butties were a must as well... and raspberry Angel Delight by the bucketful.  :)

Drinking oodles of fresh orange juice (half water and ice, half juice) and pink grapefruit juice was (and still is) fab too, and milk did the trick too, tho I know others who couldn't stomach it at all.  Another thing which helped was my daily homemade smoothie... I keep bags of frozen fruit (raspberries, strawbs, blueberries etc) on hand and whizz them up with apple juice, a banana and/or plain yoghurt and flaxseed - yummy, refreshing and good for helping keep you regular too.  :)

I have to say I avoided eating at night because of the ol' heartburn thing so I can't help you there... tho a friend of mine swore by peanut butter and jelly on wholemeal for those nibbly times.  Ginger biscuits and a nice cuppa before you get out of bed might be good too - I love that, and thankfully Dh is always obliging.

I would say, beyond avoiding the 'pregnancy danger foods' don't feel bad about what you 'should' or 'shouldn't' be eating, just make sure you eat what you feel you need to when you need it because that's probs the only thing that will help stop you feeling so icky.  Things will balance out overall and keep taking your prenatal multivits to cover all your bases in times of, let's say, a not particularly well-balanced diet.  ::)  ;D

Oh another thing I found helped a lot on the nausea front was being able to nap when I needed it.  I'm very fortunate to work from home and it truly helps to just flake out when you need to. 

All the best with everything and here's to waving that sickness bye-bye.  ^wave^
Trip xx

 

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Hi babes
Sorry to hear ur feeling sickie,
I had terrible morning sickness 24-7 it was dreadful right up to 26 weeks i was in hospital on a drip as i could not eat and drink. :(
I would stay stick to things that don't have huge amounts of greece and fat as that can make u feel 10 times worse and dont help with the sickness, biscuits are good ginger ones and i found sucking on a sweet really helped. Try and eat little and often the most important things is that u drink water to keep hydrated.
The baby will be fine regrdless off how much u eat as the baby is living off the placenta and is not really taking in huge amounts at this stage. :-* :-*

Goodluck babe. x
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many thanks all!  have made myself a shopping list for tomorrow (or for dh if i don't feel up to it  ;D).
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I wasn't able to do the shopping and then DH banned me because he didn't want me carrying heavy things, it was great  ;D
 

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I had really bad nausea up till 22 weeks and i found ginger biscuits helped. I would also suggest avoid eating at night as you could end up with terrible heartburn, not the nicest thing in the world  ;D

I hope you find something that helps  ^hugme^ i know how it can get you down as it feels never ending

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Hi,
Thanks, i don't think i can avoid night time eating though.  i felt too sick for my before bed snack and woke up 3am to have diorreah be sick. then managed to eat after that.  no heartburn so far.
have eaten 3 meals today already and am working myself out to get a few bits from sainburys.  dh is being fantastic, but i feel bad that he's doing so much and am wondering if the walk might do me good.
thanks again for your advice
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If it's any help, another FF (moomin) had terrible nausea and had it more or less completely cured by acupuncture.

She was very lucky and her GP did it, but i don't think she needed many sessions and had a huge improvement on the first one.

Congrats on your pg, by the way!
 

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I have to agree with Sallywags on the acupuncture - it has helped my queasiness and completey cured the dreadful heartburn I used to have. 

I did see a nutritionist who advised that I eat every couple of hours - I find snacking on brazil nuts and grapes help.  Crackers are supposed to be good too.  I hope you find something that works for you. 

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sallywags/she-hulk - hope you pick this up.

i used acupuncture during ttc, but was warned off by a number of people on ff, particularly as it was a chinese therapist and they recommended a different type, i can't remember which and some still recommended against anyway.  i know its probably paranoid, but am so concerned about doing anything which may have a bad effect on baby.  i've even turned down reiki from a friend, which i'm sure is probably daft.  are there particular organisations which are recommended?

oh and am needing more than snacks, - had in my mind that nuts weren't good?  is that wrong?

thanks

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If you go to a qualified acupuncturist who knows you are pg and suffering from Morning (all day!) sickness, they should be able to treat you without any problems.  I certainly wouldn't go down any chinese herbal medicine routes etc, but acunpuncture by someone who knows what they are doing should be fine.

As for nuts, i know peanuts are not recommended when you are pg, but think most other kinds are ok?  Someone may correct me here...
 

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Thanks for the warning Spacedust but I go to the the London Acupuncture Clinic.  They specialise in infertility, and pregnancy support amongst other things and I trust them implicitly.  But your point of seeing an acupuncturist specialise in pregnancy support is an important one.  :-*
 
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