Pregnancy comes with a wide variety of different symptoms that can vary from woman to woman. However, there seems to be one that is common among most: morning sickness. Some women experience mild morning sickness and for others, it can be more severe. Have you noticed your morning sickness getting worse after eating? You may have even heard some Mamas compare morning sickness to a hangover… Don’t worry Mama, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to keep your “pregnancy hangover” away!
How do I prevent my morning sickness getting worse?
Drinking hot tea during pregnancy has been known to help settle pregnant women’s stomachs during the first trimester. We recommend choosing a morning sickness tea made with a blend of organic herbs to help calm and soothe your uneasy tummy. Our favorite tea is made with organic ginger, a root commonly used in Chinese medicine to help relieve nausea, loss of appetite, and even provide pain relief. It also contains organic spearmint leaf, known to ease inflammation, upset stomach, and prevent nausea and vomiting. Goodbye nausea, hello pregnancy glow!
Small Frequent Meals:
If you start to notice that you’re getting morning sickness after eating we suggest lessening your portions and eating more frequently. Eating smaller meals more frequently (5 to 6 times per day) can help keep your blood sugar levels stable. This will also keep you from feeling too hungry or too full. Both things can cause your morning sickness to become worse. We suggest adding a few anti-nausea foods into your diet as well. Toast, lemons, broth, bananas, high protein foods, and ginger have been known to help keep pregnancy nausea at bay.
Drink for two:
We’ve all heard the saying “eating for two”, but what about drinking for two? And no, we are not suggesting you pour yourself a glass of wine… Let us rephrase, drinking water for two! When you are pregnant you can become more easily dehydrated especially while experiencing morning sickness. It is extremely important to consistently drink water throughout the day. We suggest at least 8 to 12 cups of water per day. This will not only help keep your morning sickness away but will also prevent you from becoming dehydrated after a bout of morning sickness. So drink up Mama, it’s hydrating time!
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Walking into the first trimester:
We know how debilitating it can be to experience morning sickness while pregnant. However, lots of women have found that taking a short walk can significantly help alleviate their morning sickness. If you’re experiencing morning sickness after eating try going outside for a short walk to help with digestion. This can be anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes a day, Mama. It’s a great way to get some exercise in, requires no equipment, and is low impact. Plus it will get you outside to breathe in some fresh air.
Pregnancy and Sickness:
While there is no total cure for morning sickness there are a ton of great ways to help keep it at bay. Whether you grab an organic morning sickness tea, go for a stroll through the park, or just take it easy and munch on a piece of toast we hope this list will give you some relief, Mama. Want to avoid morning sickness over the holidays? Check out our blog Moms-to-Be: Top Holiday Foods to Avoid When Pregnant
Have more tips & tricks on how to prevent morning sickness? Let us know in the comments!