Morning sickness, ugh! Some of us are lucky to escape it, have very little of it or have it rather badly.
Right now I am in the 3rd trimester of my 4th pregnancy, this has been the roughest pregnancy to date for me starting with morning sickness really early on and still at times I get rather queasy thinking of certain foods.
For my first and second pregnancy’s eggs and onions were the things I couldn’t stand, didn’t want to look at or even be near them especially while cooking. Weirdly baby 1 and 2 are both boys! I also recall eating chicken with tons of mustard dip with my second, not really a weird craving but something interesting because I was almost a full vegetarian except that chicken!
Baby #3 turned out to be a girl, the first trimester was full of nausea combined with hormone pills (to stop bleeding) which made me feel even more drained and just all around sick. BUT it was a lovely pregnancy from the 2nd trimester on wards when the hormone pills were done! All she seemed to need was cake, lots of cake! Which suited me just fine.
Baby #4, also a girl (99% certain) who is currently still in the womb has been giving me nausea from about 7 weeks of pregnancy. So much so I was taking almost all the advice I am about to list below. Cravings to date with this pregnancy include excessive amounts of cocoa, the high quality raw powder you find at health shops. I am also fortunate to have a local store that sells homemade cakes made from this cocoa. mmm….
This is my latest bump pic at 27 / 28 weeks pregnant. It really feels like I have a ball (heavy and rather hard) under there at times!
My Top Tips for Morning Sickness
Sometimes easier said than done. I found that a nap did wonders for me.
This is is especially essential if you are actually vomiting. Staying hydrated is essential.
Ginger has to be one on the best helpers for most woman with morning sickness. I especially love that the new Sea-Band Mama line, developed for pregnant women, includes anti-nausea ginger lozenges! These are easily picked up at CVS and select Target stores as well as others.
The lozenges are definitely a big convenience. Other ginger ideas include the sugar ginger snaps (too much sugar for my liking) as well as a ginger tea which I made from scratch.
Eating a salty biscuit which is at your bed side when you wake up can help curb that initial nausea when you wake.
Also limiting yourself to a plainer diet during the nausea period may help.
Frequent small snacks
Leave the big meals and go with smaller snacks through out the day to help your stomach cope.
Sea-Band Mama also has drug-free morning sickness wrist bands that use acupressure and can be used in conjunction with either their Essential Oil Rollette with Ginger and Spearmint.
I really hope some of these tips are helpful to you!