Morning sickness and refrigerator/freezer smells 
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 Morning sickness and refrigerator/freezer smells

My wife and I are expecting in late September.  For the past month or
so, she's been having morning sickness (and afternoon sickness, and
evening sickness).

One area of our apartment that seems to have a particularly devastating
effect on her is the refrigerator and freezer.  If she even so much as
opens the freezer, she almost always gets overcome by nausea and has to
run to the bathroom.  She can sometimes tolerate the refrigerator if she
holds her breath.

The other day, she told me she had talked with a friend of hers, who was
also pregnant, and who said she also had problems with freezers.

Is there some well-known property of freezers and/or refrigerators that
tends to trigger morning sickness attacks?


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Thu, 24 Sep 1992 13:46:59 GMT
 Morning sickness and refrigerator/freezer smells

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>My wife and I are expecting in late September.  For the past month or
>so, she's been having morning sickness (and afternoon sickness, and
>evening sickness).

Congratulations, and my heart goes out to you and your wife over the
morning sickness.  My wife was {*filter*}ly sick all day long for all nine
months of the pregnancies which produced our three daughters.  Freezers
weren't a problem, although she could tell immediately from the back of
the house if I opened a can of tuna in the kitchen.

The thing that kept her out of the hospital was Bendectin (sp?).  
Unfortunately, the manufacturer pulled it from the market for liability
reasons following several lawsuits based on conflicting studies, some
of which showed a slight increase in stomach cancer rates in the children.
So for the second and third pregnancies, my wife took the sleeping pill
Unisom and B6 (or was it B12?) which is all that was in Bendectin anyway.
But don't take my word for it - ask your doctor.  Without this stuff,
my wife would have spent a lot of time in the hospital on an IV, instead
of just occasionally to treat dehydration.

"Take it away!!  I'm pregnant, and it's...it's CORN!!" - Rebecca Clark, 1989.


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Fri, 25 Sep 1992 22:27:03 GMT
 Morning sickness and refrigerator/freezer smells
Maybe you could get a nose spray to anaesthetize the smell receoptors?
Lidocaine might work.  (For sure, {*filter*} works :-)


Fri, 02 Oct 1992 03:39:01 GMT
 
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