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One of the early signs of pregnancy is morning sickness. Get relief from your morning sickness. These remedies for morning sickness worked for me and they can help end your daily suffering too.
Morning sickness affects more than 60% of pregnant women. Despite the name, the symptoms of morning sickness can last all day. Read this post to find out when morning sickness starts during pregnancy.
With both of my pregnancies, I had morning sickness on and off all day long. I tried so many different remedies to try to get some relief. Below I share the remedies and tips that worked best for me.
Eat something before getting out of bed
Then after a few minutes of eating them, get up slowly. Don’t rush into anything. If you need to get up for work set you alarm a little earlier so you can take your time getting up.
Get plenty of rest
In the first trimester it is important to make sure you get a good night’s rest. It may be necessary to take naps if possible during the day too. Your body is going through a lot of changes and needs rest.
Getting plenty of rest can help alleviate some of the effects of morning sickness on your body. Just make sure you don’t sleep too soon after eating something, that could lead to more nausea.
Avoid preparing food
One of the best ways to get relief from morning sickness is to avoid triggers. A lot of times the trigger for morning sickness is due to your sensitive nose. One of the weird but common symptoms of pregnancy is that your sense of smell is heightened.
If you can, avoid preparing food. The smells tend to bring on nausea. Stick to cold foods like salads, sandwiches, or raw vegetables. If you do have to prepare food try to do bland foods that don’t have strong odors.
Baked potatoes, chicken broth with vegetables, pasta with cheese, and veggies. One of my favorite meals, when I felt like eating, was just raw veggies with chunks of cheese.
Eat a little bit often
Eat before you feel hungry and stop eating before you get full. Feeling hungry or full can sometimes make nausea worse. Try eating something small every couple of hours.
Progesterone, which is a hormone that is increased during pregnancy, causes smooth muscles to relax. This includes your digestive tract, so food takes longer to digest during pregnancy. Smaller meals help you not feel overly full and nauseous.
Drink lots of water
Avoid dehydration. It is best to drink water either 1/2 hour before or after meals instead of with meals. This helps your stomach to never be empty or too full.
Drinking water throughout the day can also help avoid pregnancy headaches which can also lead to nausea. Your body is making 50% more blood throughout your pregnancy and needs those extra fluids to stay hydrated.
Sip tea with ginger or lemon
Both ginger and lemon are great at soothing an upset stomach and reducing nausea symptoms. I loved sipping on ginger tea with lemon. It would help a lot to have first thing in the morning with a little toast or crackers.
You can also just suck, smell, or eat a piece of lemon to stop nausea. Ginger Ale is also a great thing to have on hand to sip if you already have nausea and don’t feel like anything else.
Preggie Pop drops
They come in many different flavors and are great to keep with you for on the go when you suddenly feel nauseous.
Snack on watermelon
Watermelon is a very refreshing snack that helps keep you hydrated and can reduce nausea. Cold watermelon was always my go-to. Especially when the pregnancy hot flashes would start.
Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy. Sometimes there is not much you can do, but trying these little tips can get you some relief. Once the first trimester of over it’s the perfect time to do a fun pregnancy announcement like these fall-themed reveals!
If your morning sickness becomes severe to where you can’t eat or drink at all, see a doctor immediately. This could lead to dehydration which could be dangerous for you and baby.