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Morning, Noon, and Night Sickness

Morning, Noon, and Night Sickness

When I was pregnant with our first child, I read everything possible to prepare myself, and at week six, I was excited to start experiencing “real” pregnancy symptoms like a heightened sense of smell.

And even morning sickness was manageable. I had mild to moderate nausea that would come and go for a couple of weeks, but nothing serious. When it came, I tried not to overdo it at work and lived on ginger snaps and lemonade when needed, and before I knew it, all was well again.

The second time around was a completely different story. Granted, each pregnancy is different, and when I made it to week eight with no nausea, I thought this time would be even easier than the first. That’s when everything changed.

You can imagine how hard it is to chase a toddler when you’re exhausted, cook for a family when you don’t want to smell food, or change diapers when you’re already nauseous.
I tried everything – ginger snaps and lemonade (it worked so well the first time!), eating frequent small meals, wearing Sea Bands, eating flavored lollipops, but nothing helped.
After six weeks of this, I was thrilled to wake up one morning and realize that my “morning, noon and night sickness” was over! Finally, I have my energy back, I’m not nauseous, and I’m really enjoying this pregnancy!
What tips do you have for getting through morning sickness?     

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