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Hi everyone

I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm pregnant (first pregnancy)! I'll be about 8 weeks pregnant on the cruise. I usually take bonine every night for motion sickness during a cruise and am unsure how safe it is so early in the pregnancy. I have an appointment with my doctor a few days before we leave so I will ask her then but just wondered if anyone had some experience with this and wondered what they did.

Thanks very much.


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Hi, Jean. First of all, congratulations! This is a wonderful, exciting time for you. I was pregnant with my youngest and we took a cruise when I was about 4 months along. My doctor gave me the okay to take dramamine only if it was absolutely necessary. Your doctor may feel differently since you will still be in your first trimester. This is the time when you need to be extremely cautious about what you eat, drink and any medications you may need to take. Absolutely discuss this with your doctor and follow his/her advice.

Have a great cruise and enjoy this quiet time. Once your little one comes into your arms, the world will never be the same-but mostly in good ways. :)

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Congrats! I normally don't have seasickness but the first 5 minutes or so when I sailed at 16 or so weeks pregnant was a transition so be prepared that it might affect you more. I've heard ginger is great for sea sickness and motion sickness. Maybe that can be used instead of the harder meds? Good luck!!

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Try the seabands. They work great on morning sickness and seasickness without using drugs. They work like acupuncture putting pressure on your pressure point in your wrists. It doesn't hurt at all and you will forget you have them on. I swear by them! I was skeptical when my pharmacist recommended them. So skeptical that I also bought my regular Bonnie at the same time. I still have the Bonnie in the cabinet (unopened!)

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Last September we sailed w/my 5 month pregnant SIL and she asked her doctor and he recommended the bracelet, but only if necessary because he said there were some risks if you wear it a certain way....anyway, she never needed it because she never felt sick!! She wore it the first day for a little bit and then took it off and never used it again.

Congrats! :D


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There are some very good studies showing ginger to be very effective for morning and motion sickness. It is completely safe during pregnancy.

Unfortunately you may be at the point where your morning sickness is starting to get bad. Typically 8-12 weeks as is the worst part, though everyone is different.

Keep doing the "old wives tales" types of things: don't let you stomach get empty (hence crackers by the bed), avoid strong flavors/odors (coffee is often tough for pregnant ladies), use citrus, like water with lemons, lemon drops. For some women mild odors help, so you might want to have vanilla or something like that around.


Good luck!

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