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    I just found out Iím pregnant...about 5 weeks by my estimation (I havenít been to the doctorís yet). Being a long time sufferer of emetephobia, Iím obviously starting to panic. Every day is going to be filled with dread of the inevitable m* s* most women experience with pregnancy. I was hoping to reach out to any mothers who have had children and experienced it. What should I expect? Is it at all avoidable? What are some things I can do to combat the n* and make the next several weeks more bearable? Any advice or support would be greatly appreciated.

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    Congratulations! Not everyone gets morning sickness so you may not even experience it. Iíve been pregnant three times and only felt sick during two of them but never v. Eating often is key, even if you donít feel hungry. Getting too hungry makes the n worse. There are also medications you can take if you do feel sick. These didnít exist when I was pregnant. My sons are adults now and zofran was not available back then. From what I understand, zofran is safe to take during pregnancy.

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    I haven't had kids, but my mom had a weird old pregnancy with me, and despite all that, she never got v* or even n*!!
    Good luck love!

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    Thank you both for replying. Itís my first pregnancy and so I donít really know what to expect. I think the unknown is scaring me the most at this point. It is reassuring to know that some people donít get morning sickness at all but constant nausea has been a part of my life for so long that I really should be able to handle it. Iím definitely excited as my fiancť and I had been trying for 7 months and this is our first positive result!

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    I think the thing to realise is that no matter how severe it gets, it is temporary ; I had n* for a good six months when i got stressed and dropped two stone and the constant n* was never ending and I was so upset as I felt I was doomed...
    But a lot of m* s* will last three months tops from what I've been told.. you'll be fine,in fact, you more or less answered your own question, you said you've been trying for seven months, I think maybe reminding yourself of this in potential rough times will help!

    Congratulations!

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    I didn't v* when pregnant! I got nauseous but like what others said small, frequent meals kept it away! Eating healthy also helps but so does listening to cravings I think 😉. But it, for most people, really does go away by 12 weeks! You won't feel it much now, but I think it peaks around 7-9 weeks then starts fading. Staying hydrated also will help!

    Congratulations! Don't worry and take it as it comes, it's not that bad actually! And also, I think dramamine/bonine are safe when pregnant. Don't take my word for it though, consult a dr or look it up, maybe it's not in first trimester? But I took it when traveling about 5 months pregnant. I wouldn't rely on it, but I'd imagine on bad days it might be worth it.

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    Load up on sea bands, gin gins (ginger candy), ginger and/or peppermint tea, and peppermint candies and gum if you start getting m.s. They all calm nausea. . Congratulations.

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    I'm pregnant as well and the good thing about pregnancy is usually the nausea is manageable. I am now in my fourth month and they say the first three months are the worst for nausea. Honestly mine was not bad at all, and if I felt a little iffy, I would have some peppermint tea and all would calm down. It really wasn't bad at all.

    Congratulations!

 

 

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