Talking with friends and peers I've decided I am about a 7 on the scale of 1-10 (10 being pure hell) sickness spectrum. I have a friend who is only mildly nauseous right now @ 10 weeks and one who had to take Zofran throughout most of her pregnancy. FYI, she has a very healthy beautiful 2 year old girl now. My doctor did offer me Zofran but also warned me that I would have serious constipation. Funny, I thought I did already have serious constipation? I passed on the Zofran while my heart broke for my friend who found it to be the lesser of the two evils.
My sickness begins the moment I wake up- God forbid I sleep-in, if I do this baby is ravenous and makes me pay dearly for it. I have smoothies on hand, I LOVE the Naked Juice smoothies and Saltine/Oyster crackers. I laughed at the crackers in bed theory for a few weeks but helpless I gave it a go. I must say eat the crakers in bed before your feet hit the floor, it really makes a difference. Unfortunately, I have completely OD'ed on anything I found to work and recommend not doing that if you can. Here are a few things that worked for me but now I can never drink or eat again! Ginger Ale, Sprite Zero, Sierra Mist Natural, Sparkling Water, Saltines, spicy dill pickles & Cheese It's. Best drink for me was the Sparkling water, I think it worked so well because it was not sweet like the others. I have also found that sugar and pure sugar candy/chocolates make me sick. I also was not a sweets person before my pregnancy. Another pregnancy pain-in-my-ass is the fact that I have not been able to step foot in my local grocery store for weeks. The sight and smell of all of that food is way too much.
The following is a excerpt of a report on Morning Sickness from the American Pregnancy Association. The complete article can be read here- http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/morningsickness.html
Morning Sickness:There are a number of do's and don'ts you can try to help alleviate your symptoms.
Helpful Do's and Don'ts:
I suppose it really is true... EAT WHAT YOU CRAVE!!!
The Mothers Intuition is amazing and if you don't trust it you are a fool!-(Think Mr. T)