Morning sickness in pregnancy just plain SUCKS! Here’s some tips!
Morning sickness in pregnancy can be the worst! Hey Moms, are you feeling overwhelmed with nausea and allowing it to take the excitement away from your pregnancy?
Well, you are not only according to Better Health Channel , “Around half to two-thirds of all pregnant women will experience morning sickness.” Link to their website will be listed below.
Most morning sickness seems to appear more in the first trimester. For some unlucky mamas like myself we can experience it all the way to the third trimester. The timing and severity of morning sickness can vary from woman to woman. Due to all the hormonal changes and the surge of HCG and estrogen it can play apart in how moms feel.
First, instead of three large meals, opt for smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. This helps prevent an empty stomach, which can contribute to nausea. Snacking on easily digestible foods like crackers or pretzels can also provide relief. So eating small and frequent meals might work better
Secondly, drive down to the grocery store and pick up some Ginger. Yes, Ginger!! There’s so magic in it. Ginger has long been praised for its anti-nausea properties. Whether in the form of ginger tea, ginger candies, or ginger snaps, incorporating this root into your diet may provide relief. However, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before adding any herbal remedies to your routine.
In my own personal pregnancies morning sickness was sooooooo bad with me. I was miserable daily! I would pick up some ginger and place it in my blender and make a fruit protein shake in one of meals.
Thirdly, I am not sure it this works but some say STAY HYDRATED. Dehydration can exacerbate feelings of nausea, so it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Sip water throughout the day, and consider adding a slice of lemon or ginger for a refreshing twist. If plain water is unappealing, try clear fluids like ginger ale, herbal teas, or diluted fruit juices.
Let’s visit the idea of using Acupressure bands. Some pregnant women find relief from morning sickness by using acupressure bands, which apply gentle pressure to specific points on the wrist. While research on their effectiveness is limited, many women report positive results, making them a non-invasive option worth trying. Here is a list of some to try https://www.amazon.com/Preggie-Anti-Nausea-Wristbands-Clinically-Acupressure/dp/B09MY64GQR/ref=sr_1_5?crid=LQBFPK6WAF5W&keywords=acupressure%2Bbands%2Bfor%2Bpregnancy%2Bnausea&qid=1703986132&rdc=1&sprefix=acupressure%2Bban%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-5&th=1
I personally have used these. However I can not tell you if they full work. LMAO yes I know! You are wondering to yourself, “Why did you share the link then?” well I had miserably nausea and I was willing to try everything to ease my pain. I would combo different methods together to see what worked best for my body.
Furthermore, when Baby R Us was around I would always pick up morning sickness lollipops! Those were amazing!! Since the closure of that store it can be tough to find them again. However, I found a similar on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Stork-PMS-Sweets-Individually/dp/B07PVZVGW1/ref=sr_1_40?crid=LQBFPK6WAF5W&keywords=acupressure+bands+for+pregnancy+nausea&qid=1703986132&sprefix=acupressure+ban%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-40
Additionally to morning sickness many women experience major heartbeat. So you can knock two birds with one stone by simply Avoiding trigger foods. Pay attention to what exacerbates your nausea and try to avoid those triggers. Common culprits include strong smells, spicy or greasy foods, and foods with strong flavors. Opt for bland, easily digestible options until your symptoms subside.
Also, talking to your healthcare provider might bring more information on ways they can help you. If your morning sickness is severe, persistent, or affecting your ability to eat and stay hydrated, don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance, suggest appropriate medications if necessary, and ensure that you and your baby are receiving the necessary nutrients.
While morning sickness is an unwelcome aspect of pregnancy for many expectant mothers, it’s essential to remember that it is usually a temporary phase. Each woman’s experience is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. Experiment with different strategies, be patient with yourself, and most importantly, communicate openly with your healthcare provider about your symptoms.
As you navigate the waves of morning sickness, focus on self-care and cherish the incredible journey of creating new life. Remember, you’re not alone in this experience, and soon enough, the discomfort will be overshadowed by the joy of welcoming your little one into the world.
Here is the link for morning sickness data https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/pregnancy-morning-sickness
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