Pregnancy is known as one of the best experiences a woman will have, even for those who cannot get pregnant. For me, it was miraculous. I have always wondered what it would be like to grow another human being inside of me. It’s exhausting and very rewarding. But there were times where I didn’t enjoy it as much. Morning sickness happened to be the main cause of it. So for those experiencing terrible to mild morning sickness (whether it happens in the morning, afternoon, evening, or night time), this article is definitely for you.
- Sparkling water: During my entire first trimester, I had a lot of morning sickness. It was so bad, I lost a lot of weight because it prevented me from eating. Which made me worry and feel like a terrible person because I wasn’t feeding my baby. The only thing that would help my morning sickness was lemon flavored sparkling water. You may not be a fan of it, but it really doesn’t help. It’s caffeine free, dye free, and it’s completely harmless to the baby. For 2 1/2 months, it was all I would drink from sun up to sun down, along with water. Give it a try and I promise you, you will find relief.
- Walking: Unless ordered by a doctor to stay on bed-rest, taking a short walk can help ease your morning sickness. The fresh air is so refreshing, that your mind completely forgets that you are feeling nauseous. Plus it’s great exercise for you and keeps you in shape without doing any lifting and or squats. It’s also a great excuse to get out of the house because some women, do go through bouts of depression while pregnant.
- Saltine Crackers: A pregnancy favorite. If you were like me when I was pregnant, then the thought of eating anything solid repulses you. By eating saltine crackers, it takes your mind off of the fact of how you are feeling and nips the nausea in the bud. They are easy to digest, portable, and inexpensive. You can take these anywhere and munch on them throughout the entire day and or night.
- Celery With Ranch Dressing: I kid you not, I ate this for two months straight! It was the only thing I could get down my throat without feeling utterly terrible. Celery is great for you, harmless to the baby and the ranch dressing helps coat the taste of celery, if you aren’t a fan of them like I was. And if you don’t like celery, you can always do baby carrots, instead. Tat way, you are putting something into your stomach, feeding the baby, and controlling the morning sickness all at once.
- Ginger: Believe it or not, this old wives’ tale really does work! You can either suck on a slice of ginger or drink ginger ale(non-caffeinated) or ginger tea to help soothe the nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach. For the tea, place 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger spice into a cup and fill with boiling water. Cover and let stand ten minutes. Strain and sip. Don’t take more than three times daily. If needed, sweeten with just a little honey. There are even flavored ginger candies that might also help as well.
Being pregnant is life changing and it’s a wonderful experience that I wish all women could have. But sometimes it can be hard on us and we need a little help to deal with some of the quirks that come with growing a little human inside of you. Morning sickness is only half of what you will go through and hopefully this article has helped you find peace during your pregnancy.