Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fighting Morning Sickness.

Thankfully with this pregnancy I have not had any morning sickness (knock on wood) but with the previous two I had it horrible in the first trimester. So I looked into ways to help relieve the nausea, the following are things that I have tried (marked with a *) and other things that I heard work wonders!

1. Watermelon
It's high water content and fruit sugars can help alleviate nausea. Bonus, it's delicious and can be used in slushies, smoothies, or just by itself.

2. Ginger *
Fresh ginger is best, peeled and shaved into hot tea. If you can't get a hold of fresh ginger then try to find flavored candies, ginger ale, or ginger gum. 

3. Peppermint *

One drop of essential oil under the tongue and done! You can also try gum, altoids mints, or hot tea...all peppermint flavored.

4. Eat Cold Foods *
Food that is cold, such as pasta salad or fruit stored in the fridge, has less of an odor then food that is hot. 

5. Small Meals

Usually when I started to get nauseous was when I realized I waited too long between meals. Eating small meals throughout the day instead of the normal breakfast, lunch, and dinner helps with keeping your stomach full and gives you a less chance of getting nauseous.

6. Drink Lemon Water

As you know during pregnancy you are suppose to up your water intake. Sometimes the taste of plain water can lead to some women getting sick. By adding lemon to the water and a teaspoon of sugar it will change the taste and help relieve the nausea. 

What did you do to help fight off or calm morning sickness? Feel free to comment!

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