If you are or have ever been pregnant you most likely know about one of the worst parts of pregnancy – morning sickness.
I’m not sure why it’s called morning sickness because it hits you at any time, day or night.
Some women get it worse than others, but it’s a pretty common symptom. It usually only lasts for the first trimester or so, but can sometimes go longer or even come back near the end of your pregnancy.
Oh the wonderful things we go through to bring forth life!
The good news is there are a few awesome, tried and true remedies that are safe and will get you through the worst of it. There are also a few things you should avoid, whether they sound good or not. They may make things worse! We’ll go through those as well.
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FOODS TO AVOID
First of all, there are a few foods you are going to want to avoid that may make things worse.
This mostly consists of anything greasy or spicy. These things are not easy on your stomach and will definitely make things worse if you are getting sick during pregnancy.
FOODS THAT HELP
Ginger – Think ginger ale, ginger tea, and even ginger suckers!
Peppermint – Peppermint tea, candies or essential oils can all be helpful.
Sour candies – Anything sour!
Foods high in protein – Greek yogurt, nuts, and peanut butter are all foods that tend to go down easy and are high in protein.
Alkalizing Foods – These types of foods help bring your body’s acidic balance back to normal, which helps keep the nausea away. These foods include watermelon, cucumber, lemon, avocado, carrots, garlic, and coconut water to name a few!
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POPULAR PRODUCTS THAT WORK
Sea Sickness Band – I had never heard of this one before, but according to my research and many other mamas, they work really well!
Preggie Pop Drops – I’m sure you’ve heard of these before, but if not they are a popular and helpful cure for morning sickness. They are sour, have lemon, and B6 in them, all three of which are things that help with morning sickness.
Pedialyte Pops – These are great for rehydrating after being sick, as it dehydrates you. They give you a little bit of energy and go down easy.
Vitamin B6 – Morning sickness has been linked to a deficiency in Vitamin B6, so talk to your doctor about taking some to help.
Pink Stork Nausea Tea – This tea is an amazing tried and true aid for nausea relief and rehydration. They have so many other teas to support women’s health!
Earth Mama Organics Morning Sickness Tea – Another wonderful tea that truly helps. If you read through the blog you know Earth Mama Organics is a company I love for their product ingredients and dedication to helping women through all aspects of their health.
Raw Prenatal Vitamins – Prenatal vitamins can make some people sick. There are a few out there that are made from raw ingredients and are taken spaced out throughout the day, to make it easier on the stomach. Garden of Life is a popular one!
Another tip is to try and never let yourself get hungry. Always have something bland around, like cheerios or soda crackers that are easy on the stomach and keep you somewhat nourished.
It may be hard to get things down sometimes but it’s important to stay hydrated and nourished. If you can’t do these things you may need to seek out your doctor about a prescription.