My son is a miracle to me. I never thought I would be able to get pregnant due to having PCOS so when it happened I was beyond ecstatic. I sometimes look back and wonder how it happened. Was it my diet at the time? Was it the vitamins I was taking? Who knows. I am just glad it happened.
The first pregnancy symptom started when I was around 10 weeks. I would feel really sick in the evening (I still get this feeling at times in the evening even though I am not pregnant) and could not do much. It started getting worse after a while but oddly enough, I did not vomit from it. I was able to get Zofran from the doctor which helped along with ginger and sea sickness bands. At around 18 weeks the evening sickness went away.
Beyond 18 weeks I can honestly say that I did not have any other problems. I had a lot of energy and felt all around healthy. For this, I am very grateful. I hear about women having issues their entire pregnancy and I really feel for them. Although I did not have Hyperemesis Gravidarum, I sure hope that they find some kind of cure for it or something. I can not imagine having nausea that was significantly worse than what I had.
Since I still get evening sickness at times (no idea why) I have some things that I use to help me get through it. They would also help with actual pregnancy sickness. Here is a list of them:
- Nauzene Chew Tablets
- Peppermint essential oil (to smell)
- Meclizine tablets
- Tummy Tune Up (powerful probiotic)
- Ginger capsules
- Nauzene Liquid
- Vitamin B6
- Pink Stork Morning Sickness Spray
- Ginger candy
There are more products out there that help with nausea so you need to do your research on them.