Morning sickness I would say is probably the hardest part about being pregnant. I wanted to share a few ideas on how to help your morning sickness or at least to try. Everyone is different and one thing may work for one woman and have no affect on the next, but I literally just wanted to try anything that would even reduce the amount of nausea and vomiting, I figured it was worth a shot to try.
Here are some things that may help you with your morning sickness.
You can make a ginger tea. I would just grate a chunk of ginger into my hot water and drink that and honestly, it did help but not enough to stop the vomiting. It at least made the nausea a bit more manageable.
- Eating something every hour on the hour
This was honestly the most effective thing that helped me, my midwife recommended me to do this I had to be very persistent and make sure I ate every hour on the hour, because your blood sugar needs to remain balanced and by eating small meals every hour it helps in avoiding drops in blood sugar as this is when your most likely to vomit or start to feel sick. I noticed with this method I stopped vomiting, however it was important to keep on top of it as if I did forget to eat something I would vomit so you have to really remind yourself or set an alarm for every hour.
- Avoid spicy/ acidic foods
This is probably pretty obvious, or you will find out real soon if it irritates your morning sickness. I found that whenever I ate spicy food or anything acidic in the first trimester it was the worst! I had to have plain everything.
- smell lavender, mint or a lemon
When you get morning sickness you may find any bad scent makes you vomit instantly. If I felt like I was going to vomit I would quickly smell a lemon or lavender and it actually helped to stop me from vomiting, not every time but sometimes. I really don't know the reasoning on this one. But its worth a try.
- get lots of rest and stay hydrated
For me even keeping a glass of water down sometimes seemed like an impossible task, but another way to get fluids in to you is just by sucking on ice cubes. Making sure you get enough rest is also important as you don't need to add to the fatigue your probably already experiencing.
When I was pregnant with Bella I had morning sickness up till 18 weeks, but would probably only vomit once a week! With my little man I literally vomited anywhere from 4-8 times a day and it was much more severe but it got better sooner and I didn't vomit anymore after week 11. I've been told that if your pregnant with a boy your more likely to get more severe nausea, due to you having hormones in your system that your not used too.
If your reading this you most likely have morning sickness, so I hope some of the tips help you and you get better soon :)