If Nausea Were an Olympic Sport

my wife would be a gold medalist.  I’ve never seen anything like this.  None of the remedies seem to help.  Small meals, ginger, wheat crackers in the morning, peppermint tea.  Nothing.  She is queasy green all day everyday.  We are into the 10th week now.  When does this end?

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8 thoughts on “If Nausea Were an Olympic Sport

  1. It's different for everyone, but normally it ends towards the 2nd trimester. If it progresses into actual puking, she may want to try to get a prescription for zofran. Saved my wife who felt it until week 25, ugh.

  2. my wife was hit hard into the second trimester. she's at the 5th month now and really, it's the first time she's been able to cook an egg or abide the smell of coffee. she hit the saltines hard, tiny pieces of protein bars, ginger did nothing, but hydrating helped a little. I'm sympathizing with you!

  3. yep. it's different for everyone… try those seabands i told you about… and eating smaller meals more often… i was still puking at 20 weeks… saltines were my saving grace for quite a while.

    she's a trooper!!!

  4. Here's a bright side:

    Morning sickness tied to higher child IQ

    Fri, Jul 31, 2009 (Reuters Health) — Children whose mothers had morning sickness during pregnancy may go on to have sharper minds than their peers, a small study suggests.
    Researchers found that among 121 Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 7, those whose mothers had suffered morning sickness scored higher, on average, on certain tests of IQ, memory and language skills.
    In addition, mothers' use of the drug diclectin — prescribed in Canada for morning sickness — did not diminish the effects. In fact, children whose mothers had used the medication showed the highest average scores on certain tests.
    Together, the findings suggest that “nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is not harmful and in fact may enhance favorably children's long-term” mental development, lead researcher Dr. Irena Nulman, of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, told Reuters Health in an email.
    As for diclectin, she said, it “alleviates clinical symptoms of morning sickness, may improve women's quality of life during pregnancy and was not found to be associated with” side effects.”
    Nulman and her colleagues report the findings in the Journal of Pediatrics.
    Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is very common, particularly in the first trimester. Because it is related to changes in particular hormones that are needed for the placenta's development, one theory is that morning sickness is a sign of a healthy pregnancy.

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