"Well, the worst that could happen is that I have morning sickness for the rest of the pregnancy." That was me. I distinctly remember talking to my sister and brother-in-law about how sick I was and their encouraging words about how the "morning" sickness should almost be over.
Unfortunately, I have been that one pregnant lady sick the entire time. I honestly can't say that I enjoy being pregnant - it's tough stuff and I give props to the women that love it. And don't get me wrong, I love our baby, feeling the kicks and having such an intimate relationship that I only can experience with him/her. But actually being pregnant, no thanks.
First, I want to be clear on my level of "sick". Some women have morning sickness - throw up once in the morning and are good to go for the rest of the day. Others are queasy but never actually get sick. And then some women have it extremely bad, like myself. In the beginning, I was fine. The first 6 weeks (although we had other major complications) I felt pretty good for nausea - off but good. And then it hit.
And whenever I write "morning" sickness, I laugh. Because they lie - it's "all day" sickness. Great days, I'd throw up twice, felt disgusting the rest of the day but managed. Average days, I went running for the garbage or toilet about five to ten times a day. The worst day, I threw up over 40 times, I could barely move and at 3 am, I threw in the towel and made my husband drive me to the emergency room. I researched everything on how to manage - saltine crackers, eating in the middle of the night, skipping certain foods, preggie pops, ginger ale, etc. Here's how I survived nine months of "morning" sickness: