Originally Posted by gamerchik
but I've been lying in bed for hours feeling like I have to puke (I refuse) and now I'm eating gingersnaps because they are supposed to help and I just feel so...ugh.
I'm sorry, but that part about refusing to throw up tickled me. When I was pregnant with my son I had morning sickness all day long every day for my entire pregnancy. I tried to make myself not puke, but it never worked. LOL One day I was driving down the road and I was sitting at a red light. I had the horrible urge to vomit so I grabbed a full grocery bag and dumped all of the groceries into the floor board and threw up in the bag. There was a man sitting in the car next to mine at the intersection and he was staring at me with this horrified look on his face. I looked up, threw my hand in the air to say, "No! No! Don't watch me!" and threw up some more. I cried all the way home. It's funny looking back on it now.
My OB recommended the wrist bands, switching prenatal vitamins, eating candied ginger, etc. Nothing worked, so I just ate what I felt like eating (Jello Chocolate Pudding was my favorite) and puked when I felt the urge. I puked until I had busted blood vessels underneath my eyes and around my mouth, but my doctor said that unless I was vomiting blood or dropped a drastic amount of weight there was no reason to be concerned. I found that apple juice and cucumber slices were really helpful. Try and stay away from greasy or spicy foods.
Hang in there. It sucks, but I promise you - once the morning sickness goes away food will have never tasted better to you.
And it's worth it. My mom always told me that once you've had your baby all of the pain and discomfort of pregnancy, labor and birth are gone. It's weird. It's like you don't even remember it really.