My wife is pregnant and feels like crap.
July 7, 2014 6:25 PM Subscribe
My wife is six weeks pregnant and feels terrible. She is experiencing nausea, lack of appetite, reduced energy and general queasiness almost all the time. She has about an hour each day when she feels normal. Smells are particularly upsetting for her. We understand that these are common experiences for women in their first trimester, but that’s not making it any easier for her to tolerate. We’ve read that many of these symptoms go away in the second trimester, but that’s about 6 weeks away and my wife is wondering how she’s going to survive (and go to work) until then. She’s miserable.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (36 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We’ve seen the tips that are recommended online and in pregnancy books but my wife says they’re either unappealing or not effective.
How do people get through this? Any tips? At what point should she get help from her doctor? (Her OBGYN is saying she doesn’t need to see her until she is eight or nine weeks pregnant.)