I'm here looking for some support, advise and encouragement as I'm 8.5 weeks and even though I'm so happy to be pregnant, I'm stuck at home alone with intense nausea.
Gratefully, I haven't actually been sick but the relentlessness of the feeling of sickness is really starting to get me down. During the first 10 days or so I was able to surrender to it and enjoy the rest but now its been so long (17 days), I can feel it affecting my ability to be 'well' mentally and emotionally. I'm just zoning out and watching TV to try to distract myself which is really unlike me.
I haven't been able to work for 3 weeks now which is pretty difficult as I'm self employed. My family are stepping in to support me financially for now but it is stressful because being self employed, I rely on my ability to keep working to guarantee my ongoing work. My partner keeps telling me not to worry about money but its difficult to adjust because I'm usually so independent.
On practical terms, ginger and mint are offering a temporary light relief but don't enable me to do anything. I have pressure point wrist bands on which I think are helping a little. Just trying to eat little and regularly which is hard because the fridge makes me gag! I treated myself to the expectful app and the meditations have been helping when I get stressed/emotional about the nausea.
If anyone can relate to this and went through something similar I'd love to hear from you. Please do share how you got through it : )
Big love x