MORNING SICKNESS


Here are a few of my personal morning sickness tips that actually work for me.

1. Take your pregnancy vitamins at night before you go to bed to reduce nausea.

2. Get some cheap sugar Eucalyptus Drops to suck on all day, the sugar helps and it also takes that rotten taste out of your mouth.
3. See your doctor about taking "Zofran" it's expensive but a great last resort when you feel so sick you can't go on.
4.Get lots of rest.
5. Stay focussed on the end goal and the precious gift you will get at the end.

A Day in the Life of Morning Sickness:

In the Morning:

Allow yourself plenty of time to get out of bed. If you usually get up at 6:00 a.m. set your alarm for 5:00 a.m. It is a good idea to keep a stash of crackers or dry cereal by your bed, so you can put something in your stomach as soon as you wake up. Get out of bed slowly as you start your day.

During the Day:

Eat small meals throughout the day to avoid getting too full or too hungry. Progesterone slows the speed of food passing through your digestive tract. To further prevent your stomach from getting too full or too empty, you should drink fluids a 1/2 hour before or after a meal, but not with your meals. But DO drink fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
Get plenty of rest when you can. This is especially important if you have to get up early in the morning. But DON'T take a nap right after a meal. This can cause nausea to be worse.
Avoid foods or smells that make your nausea worse, and avoid being in warm places, which can increase your nausea.

In the Evening:

For dinner avoid spicy, greasy foods. Prepare things that are bland and do not have a strong odor. You may have to avoid cooking for the first trimester. 
Tip: Sleep on two pillows at night, being elevated will help relieve symptoms and help you get the sleep you need.
Most importantly, go to bed early! You need your rest to have the energy to get up early and do it all over again. If you happen to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, try to eat something from your bedside stash!

Suggested Meals:

  • Cold foods (sandwiches, raw vegetables, salad when properly prepared to prevent listeria)
  • Bland foods (chicken soup, broth, plain baked potato)
  • Plain vegetables or fruits
  • Keep meals small, but eat as frequently as you need

Suggested Snacks to Eat:

  • Lemons (eat them, suck on them, sniff them)
  • Ginger (ginger ale soda, ginger tea, ginger jam on toast, ginger snaps)
  • Peppermint tea
  • Crackers
  • Jell-O
  • Flavored popsicles
  • Pretzels

Treatments & Supplements:

Preggie Pops lollipops can help in reducing morning sickness.
Preggie Pops: flavored lollipops in flavors known to reduce nausea. (Available flavors include: ginger, mint, lavender, sour raspberry, sour lemon, and sour tangerine)
  • natural way to ease nausea
  • Drug free and doctor recommended
  • Great for labor
  • Alleviates dry mouth
  • Quick energy boost
Sea Bands: wristbands that use acupressure pulse points to fight nausea.
  • For all forms of nausea - including morning sickness
  • No drugs, no side effects
  • Used by doctors and hospitals
  • The only clinically tested wristband
  • One size fits all
Relief Band Device: device that can be worn continuously for relief of mild to moderate nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy.
Vitamin B6: Taking Vitamin B6 (50 mg) daily has been shown to help with pregnancy-induced nausea.
Talk with your health care provider about any supplements and treatments for morning sickness. If morning sickness is so severe that you are constantly throwing up and not keeping anything down, consult with your health care provider about the possibility of havinghyperemesis gravidarum.

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