What Was Your Morning Sickness Like?

What Was Your Morning Sickness Like?

Morning sickness is a common phenomenon of early pregnancy, with nausea affecting 80%-90% of women. I didn’t experience any great degree of nausea and never vomited during chemo but the big difference between chemo sickness, travel sickness and most especially morning sickness is that with chemo you can be given really strong and effective anti-nausea medication.

I have had a very mild form of what is morning sickness like for the first trimester, both times, so I don’t have much to say in that department, except that avoiding hunger (which translated into instant nausea) helped me. I used to have a pack of rice wafers in my bag (they fill you with slow carbs and shouldn’t be a blood sugar issue) and have half of one every hour and a half or so, which stabilized things.

What really annoys me is when people say pregnancy isn’t an illness- clearly stated by a man or women who have had easy pregnancies, it’s not an illness but it can make you more ill than you have ever felt continually for months and we should not be made to feel guilty for this!

I thing the best advice to morning sickness women is to seek support and don’t be afraid to ask for help!I think they want to be independent and feel like they can do it all, but sometimes they just can’t and it is OK. It will make a world of different for you, especially if you have other children.

Thank you for this amazing post…You are one month away from having your baby and I hope that it has gotten better for you (I will read your other posts)…but I’m 12 weeks into my first pregnancy and I was hanging on every word you said as if they were my own!

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