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“Im hoping that u ladies can help me or maybe post this on your page in the hope that other moms out there might.
im 31 weeks pregnant now. And i have 2 problems

1: extreme nausea has decided to come back and its horrible as i feel like vomiting all day long

2: I havent grown much in this pregnancy and really look like im just hiding a ball under my shirt, now thats not much of a problem but the lill one inside is kicking soo badly that it basically prevents me from being able to fall asleep as its seriously painful. I can feel her every move and im half the day in agonising pain. Is there any way i can get a good night sleep? I tried tea and hot bath and hot shower and massaging my tummy but nothing worked”

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Posted by anon, 07.05.13

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  • Hope everything went well for you.

  • I was pregnant with my first child in summer and we used to go to beach and I would make hole in sand so I could lay on my tummy. Also floating in water is good. Food thing I just did toast and dry biscuit thing and ate when felt like it.. Once heavily pregnant went in bath and got husband to bring me cauliflower in cheese\e sauce I had made earlier and ate there.
    Soothing music and get someone to gently massage you with baby oil fantastic!

  • I can empathise with the ‘morning sickness’. Ask your Dr about maxalon, it can help a lot. The only other thing that helped me (and I’m sure I’ll cop flak for this, but it was the only thing that got me through most days) was drinking coke.

    My second bub kicked me constantly too. I wasn’t expecting it because bub number one didn’t. On the one hand, it was reassuring because I knew bub was happily thriving away. On the other hand, it sometimes got a bit too much. I found a $12 wedge pillow from Big W baby section helpful sometimes. Other times I had to experiment with pillows between my legs (when sleeping on side) and bought a memory foam underlay for my bed. I found I had to really calm my mind at night and be measured with my breathing to steady my heart rate. A lot of the time (not always) that seemed to let bub know it was time to rest. Good luck.

  • It sounds like how i was but everything was fine in the end!!

  • Hope you manged to find the help you needed and the rest of your pregnancy went well.

  • Do try chewing on ginger biscuits, they helped my sister in law get through the nausea.

  • I hope that you found the answers that your looking for

  • This doesn’t sound good but bacon and eggs every morning it helped me with morning sickness. I suffered right the way through and someone told me about this and it worked.

    Sorry cant help with the other

  • I would make an appointment to see your GP or OB and discuss the issues that you are having with the nausea and the pain and see if there is anything that they can prescribe you

  • I really hope the rest of your pregnancy went smoothly x

  • I had both problems when I was pregnant.

    For the nausea I was the same, just wanted o throw up all day, doc prescribed maxalon, it was a life saver.

    The pain, mine was bad, I has a really bad back, spina bifida and scoliosis, and bub was sitting right on my spin, for doc prescribed pandadine forte so I could sleep. I also was sent to a ciropractor but they can’t do anything while pregnant so he sent me to aqua natal classes at the hospital which was fantastic and helped so much.

    I hope you feel better, talk to your doc and see what options you have.sleep is precious and you need it now as much as possible. Good luck.

  • If ur pain is that bad I would not leave it. See a doc

  • For the morning sickness I feel you cos I’m 34 weeks and I’m seriously almost over it hey, I would recommend you ask your doctor about ondansetron or ‘wafers’ as they’re commonly known they have worked wonders with me! And With the sleeping thing I sleep with a pillow between my legs and it helps.. Good luck!

  • As for the painful kicking well that’s normal being 31 weeks pregnant your skin has stretched to the max and is thin its alot more painful, try using a heat pack :-)

  • Feeling sick rather than blooming in the early days of pregnancy is very common and completely normal. How badly affected you are varies widely. Some women have the odd bout of mild queasiness when they first wake up, while others may have to endure weeks or even months of feeling or being sick all day long.

    Pregnancy sickness can affect you physically, emotionally and socially. Your normal life may go on hold for a while as you find yourself unable to cope with working, socialising, or caring for your other children. Tell your family how they can help you – in practical ways with shopping, cooking, childcare and chores.

    Many women have to take time off work due to pregnancy sickness. You may not have told anyone you are pregnant yet, and it can be stressful trying to “keep up appearances”. To get the support and help you need in these early days you may have to tell people earlier than you wanted to.

    When should I see my doctor?
    It’s important to talk to your doctor or midwife early on, as treatment becomes more difficult as pregnancy sickness progresses. You should visit your doctor or midwife as soon as your symptoms are affecting your life. However, some health professionals may only be interested in severe vomiting, as this can lead to complications for you and your baby, and you may be simply sent away to wait for it to get better.

    Many doctors regard pregnancy nausea as a mild condition. But research shows they sometimes underestimate the effect it has on women’s lives. Studies have found that some women feel unrelenting nausea is actually worse than vomiting, as in the latter case at least you get some temporary relief.

    If you are vomiting many times a day, unable to eat and drink without vomiting, and losing weight, you must see your doctor. You can become dehydrated and malnourished. Early treatment can prevent more severe sickness or hospitalisation for hyperemesis.

    If you are considering another pregnancy and you suffered badly before, early treatment can help avoid it happening again.

    What can I do to help myself?
    No doubt you’re already avoiding any foods and smells that make your stomach churn. To prevent – or at least minimise – queasiness you may also want to:
    Eat little and often. Having an empty stomach can make you feel more queasy. Keep your blood sugars on an even keel by nibbling small amounts of bland, dry food during the day.
    Eat what and when you fancy for a while, but try to avoid rich, spicy, acidic or fried foods, and eat less fat in general. Aim for high-protein foods, and those rich in vitamin B such as yogurt. But anything that’s easy to eat and keep down, like crackers, is fine.
    Keep a simple snack, such as some plain biscuits, by your bedside. Give yourself a little extra time in the morning to eat them, and rest before getting out of bed.
    Keep a diary of when you feel worse – and better. There is often a daily pattern, and you may find a particular time each day when you can eat or drink without heaving.
    Try drinking between meals if you’re finding it hard to keep fluids down, and limit drinks during meals. Be sure to drink regularly – try sucking ice cubes if you are vomiting fluids.
    Get as much rest and relaxation as possible and take time off work if necessary. Stress and tiredness can make pregnancy sickness worse.
    Sniff lemons – the smell of a cut lemon may help your nausea. Add some slices to iced tea or sparkling water.
    Make ginger tea using the peeled grated root or take ginger syrup or tablets. Ginger is known to settle stomachs and help nausea. However, ginger should be used in moderation and with care – it doesn’t help everyone.
    Wearing acupressure or sea-sickness wrist-bands – available at chemists and health food shops – can help nausea and vomiting in some women.
    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) or a pregnancy multivitamin may reduce pregnancy sickness. If you start taking a multivitamin around the time of conception you may get less severe symptoms. Check with your doctor before taking any supplements in pregnancy.
    Natural therapies such as aromatherapy (lime, lemon or citrus oils) or homeopathy may help – but go to a qualified practitioner who is experienced in treating pregnant women.
    Talking things over with somebody who understands can help.

    What medical treatments are available?
    For most women, medication will still be a last resort, after everything else has been tried and failed to help. Many women are understandably reluctant to take any drug at all when pregnant, and you may not want to consider any medical treatment for pregnancy sickness because of concerns about harming your baby.

    But there are safe and effective medications for pregnancy sickness that can be used alongside the non-drug approaches suggested above. These drugs can usually be stopped at 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy when your sickness eases.

    Your doctor may suggest vitamin B6 (up to 75 mg/day) or prescribe medications such as antihistamines, metoclopramide (commonly known as Maxolon), prochlorperazine (commonly known as Stemetil) and in severe cases a drug called ondansetron (commonly known as Zofran). All these medications have been used for many years and are considered safe in pregnancy. Zofran is a relatively newer medication and although there is no evidence it is harmful in early pregnancy, morning sickness is not one of its listed uses. You may wish to discuss the risks and benefits of any of these medications with your doctor.

    Occassionally morning sickness becomes so severe that none of these treatments will help and vomiting may lead to dehydration. In this situation some women need to be admitted to hospital for intravenous fluid rehydration and doctors may suggest the use of corticosteroids (such as dexamethasone) to relieve the vomiting

    Antihistamines or H1 blockers

    There is a lot of evidence that antihistamines drugs that block the chemical histamine released in allergic reactions -can help relieve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Some antihistamines often cause drowsiness, and are best taken at night.

    Vitamin B6

    Women with severe pregnancy sickness have been found to have low levels of vitamin B6. Research has shown that this vitamin can help pregnancy sickness without causing side effects. Although it’s possible to buy it over the counter, you should talk to your GP about what supplements are suitable. The recommended dose for pregnancy sickness is 75mg a day though it may be taken in smaller amounts throughout the day. Some over-the-counter tablets are stronger than this, and the studies have not looked at the safety or effectiveness of these higher dosages.

    A good quality pregnancy multivitamin may also reduce symptoms in some women. But remember that taking vitamins and minerals during pregnancy is a form of medical treatment, and make sure you talk to your doctor before taking anything.

    Phenothiazines and related drugs

    If you have severe vomiting you may be prescribed prochloreparazine (stemetil) or metoclopramide (maxolon) if antihistamines haven’t worked. These drugs do work, but the safety evidence is less strong than for antihistamines. They can have side effects, including involuntary movements.


    These drugs (such as dexamethasone) may be considered after 12 weeks of pregnancy, as a last resort for women with hyperemesis who have not responded to other treatment. If your symptoms are severe enough to consider this drug it is likely that you would be admitted to hospital and be consulting with a specialist obstetrician

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