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12 Mom-Tested Ways for Battling Morning Sickness
Pregnancy can be extremely difficult, let’s be honest. From morning sickness in the early weeks to back and body pain toward the end, that little precious bundle can really take his toll! When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was SO SICK. I couldn’t keep anything down. In fact, I was losing weight from being sick all the time. When I was pregnant with my second, I decided to be a bit more proactive and take morning sickness head on! I did several things to curb the nausea and let’s be honest – stay upright! Of course, these are things that worked for me. Make sure you talk to your doctor about what might work best for you.
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Never ever let your stomach go empty. I found that a small snack every couple of hours made a HUGE difference. A granola bar or a handful of almonds can be the difference between a good day and spending an hour with your head over a bucket.
Breakfast in Bed!
For me, it seemed that even standing up in the morning made me ill. I found that eating a bite or two in bed, before getting up, made me feel much better.
Most of us eat dinner anywhere from 5 to 7 at night, so make sure you eat a little snack before you go to bed. (Some women even set an alarm and eat some crackers or something in the middle of the night!) It really does help battle the sickness.
No Sicky Foods!
If there are certain foods that make you sick, get them out of sight! (Just seeing certain foods could send me running to the bathroom!) Yes, even your partner can give these things up for a little while.
Smoothies can be your life saver. They are cool and easy to go down, and can be packed full with the nutrients you need to start your day off right!
Lots of Water!
Drink up! Make sure you are always drinking water. Staying hydrated is so important, especially when you are battling morning sickness!
Sour things seemed to take the nausea away for me. Green grapes, cranberry juice, and orange slices were some of my go-to snacks!
For whatever reason, hot food always made me feel sick. Eating cold food made a big difference for me. Salads, wraps, and other cool foods were ideal.
Ginger is supposed to be a natural remedy for feeling sick. Adding ginger to your foods or drinking ginger ale can help make the nausea disappear!
Hard candy (the suck-on kind) really helped me battle sickness during the first trimester. (No, I don’t mean you should eat chocolate all day!)
Take it Easy!
Most of all, don’t wear your body down. Being on the go 24/7 can really be rough on your pregnancy and make you super sick. Take it easy, when you can.
Last, but not least, make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. 8 hours at night is really essential. Even a short nap in the afternoon can help!