Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

gluten-free Morning Sickness Solutions
0

14 posts in this topic

Does anyone have any suggestions for morning sickness? Obviously, saltines are out, but I'm not sure what good alternatives would be.

Thank you!

Jen

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Saltines are a kind of crappy solution anyway. They just spike your blood sugar, which is more sensitive during pregnancy anyway.

Ginger (tea, straight, capsules, candy) can help. Licorice can help, but be careful as it can raise blood pressure, even without very large doses. (For some of us with low blood pressure duringr pregnancy, this can be a useful thing. For those prone to high blood pressure, a very bad thing!)

Raspberry leaf and nettle leaf can be good and make a great tea, especially when combined with rose hips (vitamin C!) and hibiscus. (Some women prefer to wait until after the first trimester for raspberry leaf tea. This is partly due to the misunderstanding that raspberry leaf can induce uterine contractions. Many people do not avoid it in the first trimester.)

Eating frequented, small meals that are not too carb heavy is VITAL. Protein in every snack, and no avoiding fats either. (I practically lived on avocados and eggs during my first trimester.)

Consider not having water during meals, and keep the water cool or tepid, but not cold.

Some prenatal vitamins can make it worse, especially iron, so you might look into changing supplements you are taking or find different food sources.

Also, acupuncture has helped many people I know (including myself) with prenatal nausea (and other complaints).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had awful morning sickness for the first 3-4 months of my pregnancy. I was not gluten-free at that point, but crackers never worked for me anyway. What did help was chewing on gum, sucking on hard candy- especially peppermint. A coworker told me that when she was going through chemo her doctor told her to suck on peppermint candy for the nausea, so I tried it and it worked! My midwife also suggested carrying slices of fresh lemons in a ziploc bag and smelling them when nausea hit- I never tried it, but she said that something about the scent can help. I ended up being put on a medication my pharmacy makes- it was a combo of a sleeping pill and a vitamin (I think B6 or B12). It didn't make me tired, but that in combination with Zofran helped a lot.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also- try experimenting with the time of day you take your prenatal. Taking mine in the evening also helped as opposed to the morning.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Ice chips. They work for morning sickness and regular stomach bugs too.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ginger really works for me. Even just smelling fresh ginger makes my stomach feel so much better. Sometimes, I just put some fresh ginger in hot water and sip that really slowly. (BTW, when I'm not preggers, ginger is completely unappealing to me, lol.)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sea bands helped me.

And apples. Every color, variety.... I have no idea why but apples still help me when I'm sick at my stomach.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ginger worked for me too. I ate crystallized ginger right out of the bottle.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone have any suggestions for morning sickness? Obviously, saltines are out, but I'm not sure what good alternatives would be.

Thank you!

Jen

I ate salty gluten-free corn tortilla chips and real lemonade in front of a fan or cold AC. Oranges helped too. Avacados are great, too.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been reading that sucking on a sour candy or hard candy can help. I'm going to try it. My nausea is at its worst today!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate ginger, even while preggers! Sharp cheese seems to work, as well as cranberry juice and sprite. Any other healthier suggestions? Apples help sometimes, and I put peanut butter on apple slices when I can stomach the p.b.

I haven't had avocado yet, think I might try that :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Starbright hard peppermint candy was my emergency morning sickness treatement. I kept as stash at work, in the car, in my purse. They work really well for a quick fix! I used sea bands as well and I think that helped some as well.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For some reason during my last pregnancy I had the worst heartburn and nausea. No word of a lie the only thing that made my mornig sickness go away was the combination of orange juice and japaneo smokies. Weird but it worked for me :P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,099
    • Total Posts
      920,353
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • What if it were something else that glutened you?  Maybe you ate too much of a good thing?  I once (three months post dx) ate too much gluten-free fried chicken, vomited, passed out and fractured my back (osteoporosis) in the process.  Paramedics, ER doc and Cardio all thought I was having a heart attack.   No.  It was sheer gluttony and bad bones.  Not good to overload with a damaged gut.    Maybe you did get some contaminated nuts.  Afterall, anything processed is suspect.  What might be well tolerated by some, might be too much for others.  We all have our various levels of gluten intolerance.   The old 20 parts per million is just a guideline, but science does not really know (lack of funding......doe anyone really care enough to find out?)  My hubby has been gluten-free for 15 years.  When I was first diagnosed, I tried to eat the gluten-free foods that I normally gave him.   Problem was he was healed and I was not.  Things like Xanthan Gum in commercial processed gluten-free breads make me feel like I have been glutened, but it is just (and still is) an intolerance.  So no bread for me unless I make it myself using a different gum.   Too lazy, so I do without.   so, ask your doctor if you really want to know or lay off the cashews and test them again in a month using a certified gluten-free nut.  I wish this was easier!    
    • I have intolerances to a few foods now, so I was wondering about that.. I love cashews though, and a month or two ago I was eating them all the time with no problems at all. I mean, could I really have developed an intolerance to them since then? I don't know if they're made on shared lines (it didn't say on the package so I assumed they weren't), but I'll give them a call. I'm really, really sensitive to cross contamination. Even if something is just made in the same facility (but not on shared lines) it will make me sick. If that's not it, then I'm not really sure
    • Research with KP and find a celiac-savvy GI in your area ( read the biographies). and ask your PCP/GP for a referral to that specific GI (not his buddy).  Ask the GI for the rest  of the celiac panel or proceed with an endoscopy/biopsies -- 4 to six.  Keep eating gluten daily until all testing is complete.  Document and request in writing.  Do not worry about symptoms.  There are over 300 of them and some celiacs have none!   Research all that you can about celiac disease.  The University of Chicago has a great celiac website that has testing Information etc.   Poet me know how it works out.  Hope you feel better soon!  
    • I react to both wheat and barley.  I've opted to just go completely gluten free, for the sake of simplicity and my sanity.  I don't have a diagnosis of celiac disease, but I strongly suspect it.  Unfortunately, I'm not willing to endure the misery of staying on gluten long enough to pursue further testing.  I just know I need to avoid the gluten grains, so I do.  
    • I think that we have to remember that celiacs often develop intolerances due to our  damaged guts.  Our guts do not ncessarily heal either (usually adults) for  a variety of reasons even if their symptoms improve (see links below).   Nuts are just plain hard to digest.   I can not tolerate almonds, but can handle walnuts and cashews in small amounts.  I can eat peanuts too, but resort to Peanutbutter after a Glutening as it is easier to digest (maybe I have to learn to chew better!  😀)  My nut symptoms have  nothing to do with gluten as I have purchased certified gluten-free nuts and suffered with the same symptoms.  .   https://www.verywell.com/celiac-disease-when-will-your-small-intestine-recover-562341 http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/treatment/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23936873 i call the manufacturer when I suspect the manufacturer is sharing the line or if I just want to know.  I bought some Black English walnuts and called the company.  Those are the only nuts they process and they do not have any flavored nuts.   if you really want to test your theory out, buy some nuts from Nuts.com (certified gluten-free).   See if you get a reaction or ask your GI to retest your antibodies (which should be done annually anyway).   I just hate to have Planters get a bum rap when you do not really know for sure.......😥    
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,133
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Mycaringkidsmom
    Joined