If you haven’t heard the news yet – we’re expecting our second baby at the end of May 2015!
We are so thrilled! Thankfully, this pregnancy has been a lot easier on me than the last one. When I was pregnant with Isaac, I was constantly sick throughout the whole first trimester. I was doing Early Intervention therapy at the time, and I had to keep cancelling my clients because I was hugging the toilet all day! It was awful!
The only thing that gave me any relief through those first three months were crackers and ginger ale. I always had to have crackers next to my bed at night, and I would eat a few if I woke up in the middle of the night, and I would have to eat some right away when I woke up in the morning. Having an empty stomach was a huge trigger for me.
This time around, my morning sickness is SO much better, but I’ve still been dealing with nausea. I’ve done some research and found the best natural ways to deal with morning sickness. When you’re pregnant, it’s best to stay away from drugs if possible. I love finding natural remedies for anything, and since your baby’s development is so critical during those first few months, staying away from unnatural solutions is the best course of action. Here’s some of the best natural remedies for morning sickness:
Here’s some of my favorite natural remedies for morning sickness:
- There’s a reason ginger ale helped me the first time around! Ginger is actually one of the greatest natural ways to relieve morning sickness.
- You can add ginger to your recipes (I’ve been juicing with ginger a lot) or you can eat products with ginger in them.
- Get ginger tablets or lozenges, like these from Sea Band Mama (bonus: they also have folic acid – super important in your pregnancy diet!)
- Peppermint is another natural way to fight morning sickness. This can come in handy in work situations – it’s pretty common for someone to have a piece of peppermint gum handy in an emergency!
- Think outside of gum as well – peppermint tea & peppermint oil work really well for morning sickness relief.
Plenty of Protein
- This is where I really lacked with my last pregnancy diet. When you’re nauseous, the last thing you want to eat is protein-rich foods. The blander the better!
- Step away from the crackers and go towards some more satiating high-protein foods. Some of my favorites:
B6 rich foods
- Some people may look to taking B6 supplements to help while dealing with morning sickness, you may be able to add enough to your diet and avoid taking a supplement.
- Here’s some B6 rich foods to help combat nausea:
- sunflower seeds
- cooked spinach
- lean pork
- lean beef
- cooked spinach
Eat small & frequent meals
- When you’re nauseous, the last thing you feel like doing is eating. But when you let yourself get too hungry, your morning sickness will attack with a vengeance!
- Aim for 6 small meals throughout the day. Focus on foods listed above – high in protein, B6, and naturall low in fat.
- It’s especially important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant, and if you’re vomiting, you’ll be losing lots of precious water.
- If you can’t keep water down, try slowing consuming popsicles. Bonus points if they’re homemade from organic juice!
Sea Band Mama
- What an easy & natural way to beat morning sickness – just wear one of these Sea Band Mama bands on your wrist:
- These bands work by using acupressure. There’s no side effects (no drowsiness!), and it can easily be concealed under your long sleeved shirts.
- Check out where you can buy them here – and see some more information about Sea Band Mama in this video.
Do you have any other natural remedies to share? I love to hear new ideas! Best of luck getting rid of that morning sickness – it WILL end – I promise! 🙂
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