morning sickness is very tough to have. Count yourself lucky if you only have morning sickness during the first trimester.
Any woman who has dealt with it knows it is rough. Morning sickness does not necessarily happen in the mornings which can through you out of your normal routine.
Some women have morning sickness throughout the entire pregnancy, which is really tough and tiring. Morning sickness is just a part of being pregnant and it is not much you can do to make it go away but, there are ways to help to deal with having morning sickness.
Dealing with morning sickness is tricky because finding what works and what doesn’t work can take testing and time. Not all methods of dealing with morning sickness are the same for everyone.
What might have worked for a friend, family member or co-worker might not work for you. Trying different things to find what works is worth it even if it makes the feelings of nausea go away for a while.
Here is a list of things that helped me out a ton during the morning sickness days.
This is one of the best ways to help with the feelings of nausea. Eating small light snacks throughout the day, before bed and in the mornings can help to deal with nausea. Keeping a snack by your bed at night for those just in case scenarios.
When choosing a snack to make sure it is something light and easy on the stomach. You don’t want any heavy or fatty foods. That may make your nausea worse. Some of my favorite snacks were applesauce and saltine crackers.
Snacking throughout the day is what keeps the morning sickness away!
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2. Fizzy Drinks
Ginger ale or other fizzy drinks such as sprite or Izze’s can help settle that stomach. Water is hard on a nauseous stomach just sipping a fizzy drink throughout the day or just when a nauseous stomach arises might just be the thing to help get you through the day.
I couldn’t drink water in the mornings. Whenever I felt nauseated I would mix water and apple juice and sip it through the day. This way I still was getting my liquids and it helped to sooth my nauseated stomach.
Mint is known to help with morning sickness. Finding mints that are not too strong to suck on is comforting to a nauseated stomach. You can try Altoids since they are a soft mint
Mint can be very soothing and ease morning sickness. Smelling mint during your day can help alleviate some of your morning sicknesses.
Crackers such as saltines crackers are light and easy on the stomach. Keeping those on hand are great when you are needing something quick.
Water is hard on a nauseated stomach. But it is very important to stay hydrated because becoming dehydrated makes things worse. Juices such as apple juice diluted with water is something easy and comforting.
6. Ice Cubes
You wouldn’t think that sucking on ice cubs would help, however, sucking on ice cubs that are juice or Gatorade is a great way to help keep hydrated and is often found comforting.
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7. Preggie Pops
Preggie pops ease a nauseated stomach. They contain essential oils and plant botanicals that have been proven to relieve nausea and queasy stomach due to pregnancy.
They come in all different flavors and are something easy and gentle to suck on. Preggie pops helped a lot. I would take them to work and whenever I started feeling nauseated I would just pop one in my mouth!
Applesauce is easy, smooth, gentle, and light on the stomach. If you are having a hard time keeping food down try eating applesauce.
When I was 12 weeks pregnant I got the flu and had morning sickness and it was the absolute worse! I couldn’t keep anything down except applesauce. I suggest trying applesauce to help with nausea or if you can’t keep anything down.
Getting more than enough sleep during the first trimester and the whole pregnancy is huge. Pregnancy is tiring and your energy is going to create your little bundle of joy. Instead of watching Tv, being on Facebook, or scrolling on Pinterest get some sleep.
Sleep is what often helped me with my nausea. I would take a nap when I started feeling sick and most of the time I would wake up and not feel sick anymore.
10. Sea Bands
Sea bands help to relieve nausea by applying a small amount of pressure on the insides of your wrists. They are easy to wear and defiantly benefit from soothing a nauseous stomach.
11. Jolly Ranches
When you are pregnant your hormones are everywhere and your body is now producing more blood, sugars, and fluids. This means that your blood sugar levels can drop quicker and lower.
Keeping a hand full of Jolly Ranches might just do the trick when you need something to help take the end off.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, and Honey
During pregnancy, your smells are CRAZY strong. If you have a hard time with smells this remedy may not help. But if you can tolerate the smell this is an amazing morning sickness cure.
You do 1T. pure apple cider vinegar, 8oz. water, and 1T of honey. Besides this remedy helping with morning sickness it can also help headaches as well!
13. Smell Something Fresh
Often times morning sickness or nausea happens because of gross smells. It could be from the garbage truck, someone breathing, or even the bathroom. No matter what the smell is it can make you sick.
If you are not in a place where to can get away from the smell. Try carrying around a bag of lemon extract, rosemary, or peppermint with you so when you are stuck in a bad-smelling situation you can smell something fresh until you can leave the situation!
14. Speak Your Mind (pregnant momma is in charge)
Something as simple as telling your husband that his cologne makes you nauseous or someone’s food at work does can help with your morning sickness. Again it comes to your sense of smell.
You can nicely ask the person if they can bring a different food to work or go eat somewhere else. You are in charge. It is no fun to feel nauseous all the time. Don’t feel bad to ask people to change something for a little bit!
15. Keep Track
Keeping a log of when you start to feel nauseated will help prepare you for the next time. If you notice that every day at 3:00 P.M you start to get sick try different things to help you ahead of time.
Such as eating something a half hour before you know when you are going to start feeling sick.
By doing this you will know when you get morning sickness and then you can prepare ahead of time. If you wait until you feel sick it is harder to stop feeling sick. Start before you feel nauseated.
16. Munch On Some Ginger
Ginger is a stomach-soothing cure! Check out your local grocery store and buy some dried ginger. You can keep it in a small bag in your purse so when you are feeling sick you can munch on a little bit of ginger.
Ginger was a must-have for me when I was pregnant. It was the quickest thing that helped take my morning sickness away!
17. Find A Distraction
Morning sickness can be hard to ignore. But if you find something to take your mind off of it may go away all on its own. You can try reading a book, watching a movie, playing a game on your phone anything that will help take your focus away from how you are feeling.
18. Eat In the Middle Of The Night
You may want your beauty sleep but going for 7 plus hours at night with no food is something that makes morning no fun! Often times pregnant women feel sick in the mornings because they have gone all night with no food.
Set an alarm on your phone to go off 2-3 times a night. Have a quick snack on your bedside table that you can munch on and then go back to sleep. That way in the morning you may not feel as nauseated because you were snacking through the night.
19. Consider Taking Morning Sickness Medication
I was not a huge fan of taking medications during my pregnancy. And I tried to avoid taking my morning sickness medication at all coast. However, there were sometimes when I had to take one.
You can talk with your OBGYN or Midwife about what morning sickness medication they recommend taking.
20. Drink Sprite
Sometimes the carbonation of a dink can help settle an upset tummy. Plus if you happen to vomit at least it will taste better! Always remember no matter if you drink diluted juice, Sprite, or water sip your drink.
Gulping your drink may cause you to vomit.
21. Eat Carbs and Proteins
Foods such as bread, crackers, mash potatoes can help combat morning sickness. Stay away from fatty and salty foods because they can often make morning sickness worse.
A great snack you could try is pita bread and hummus, or apple slices with cheese.
22. Neasuea Popsicles
Nausea popsicles are the best! They keep you hydrated, help you to slowly get liquids and the taste and smell can help when you are feeling nauseated.
One of my favorite Neasuea popsicle recipes is :
3 cups strawberries
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup apple juice
1 cup Greek yogurt, vanilla
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
Blend all together and pour into a popsicle tray and freeze them.
23. Eat Some Watermelon
Watermelon is a great tasty snack that can help alleviate your morning sicknesses. The water and the fruit sugars are a great combination to have when dealing with morning sickness.
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25. Essential Oils
Essential oils can be very helpful. But you have to be careful! Not all essential oils should be used when you are pregnant. If you know someone who sells essential oils give them a call and ask which ones you could use to help with morning sickness.
26. Drink Chamomile tea
A soothing warm drink can just want you to need. At the end of a long day, kick up your feet, relax and sip on some warm soothing Chamomile tea.
27. Avoid Caffeine
Drinks with caffeine can make morning sickness worse. You want to eat as healthy as you can during your whole pregnancy and especially during your first trimester. Water, juice, Gatorade, and dinks along those lines are going to be your best friend.
28. Take A Break
Your body is operating at 110% all day and all night. It takes a lot of work to grow a baby. Take a break and relax. Doing too much can make your morning sickness worse.
29. Eat Something Even When You Don’t Want To
This was hard for me. Because when I felt sick I didn’t want anything to eat. But when I didn’t eat it made my morning sickness worse and last a lot longer.
When you feel sick, try eating something anyways. Even if it is something, small still eat.
30. Try Eating Almonds
I am not sure why almonds help with morning sickness, but they do! Eating soaked almonds was always my favorite. When you are getting almonds, make sure they are unsalted.
31. Get Pedialyte Freezer Pops
Pedialyte is packed full of electrolytes which is important for the body to have. These Pedialyte freezer pops are amazing, especially on hot summer days. I don’t think I would have survived my pregnancy if it wasn’t for Pedialyte Freezer Pops!
Eating oatmeal breakfast is a great way to start your morning. Oats are a complex carbohydrate which means it burns slowly in the body which helps to keep your blood sugar stable for a longer period of time.
33. Lemon Water
If juice doesn’t work for you then give lemon water a try. This mixture if gentle on the stomach and is great smelling!
The last and final thing is to hang on. Morning sickness is not fun but it hopefully won’t last your whole pregnancy. Morning sickness isn’t bad to have. It is a normal pregnancy symptom and if have morning sickness it means can mean you have a healthy pregnancy.
If you feel like you are sicker than you should be or have any concerns always talk with your doctor!
If you have any other tips or tricks that helped you with morning sickness let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear from you!