Pregnancy

My Morning Sickness “Cures”

December 16, 2016

Let’s be real, there is no morning sickness cure BUT, the good news is, there are a few things that can help alleviate the misery. I found it very hard to find helpful “cures” while I was in the thick of morning sickness. Most websites spewed the same advice over and over again, ALL OF WHICH DIDN”T HELP. I would also like to point out that I refused to go the “drug” route to get rid of my nausea. I’m not judging anyone who does so but that is simply not for me.

 

 

 

Sea Bands

I discovered these around my 10th week of misery and they helped minimize the nausea a decent amount. Once I started wearing them, I was able to do some work and function like a normal person for a few hours a day (compared to ZERO hours a day, so I say that’s a WIN). Here is how they work: “Sea-Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous.” BONUS POINTS FOR BEING DRUG FREE!!!!! I HIGHLY recommend you wear them everyday and give them a good try. It may take some time to work but in the end I noticed a huge difference when I would wear them versus when I wouldn’t (only because I would forget, HELLO pregnancy brain).

Eat Your Protein (even if you have to force it down your throat) 

This one KILLED me. During the morning sickness it was nearly impossible for me to even look at, let alone eat, my protein. But let me tell you, when I did force it down my throat, it would help SO MUCH. To get it down my throat, it usually had to be drenched in something or totally masked. Think chicken with pasta (gluten free of course) and creamy alfredo sauce, chicken tika masala over rice, a grass fed burger (again gluten free bun), OR a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich. Salami and cheese (ONLY the good kind) also helped a ton, not to mention was VERY tasty.

Don’t Let Your Stomach Go Empty

I found that if my stomach was empty, the nausea would be 10 times worse than if it was full, so I was CONSTANTLY eating or snacking. My doctor even called morning sickness “empty stomach sickness”, since that seems to be the most popular complaint among pregnant women. My favorite snack food for the nausea was salted almonds; they were easy to take on the go, I only needed to eat a few at time, and the taste didn’t completely turn me off. This was one of the few foods that I could eat almost everyday (most other foods I would eat once and then the thought of it would make me gag).

Drink Your Orange Juice And Eat Your Popsicle’s

I don’t really know why, but drinking orange juice and eating popsicle’s would help me feel soooooo much better. PLUS they were super tasty and delicious. But I wouldn’t over do it. Too much sugar is not good for mama or baby.

Ginger Candies, Drinks and Tea

This remedy is probably nothing new but it did help. During my first week of slight morning sickness, ginger candies (like these) helped A TON and would pretty much rid me of any nausea. However, once the strong and ALL CONSUMING nausea hit, these sweet and spicy little treats did nothing for me (mainly because the thought of them made me want to vomit). Thankfully, this drink by the Ginger People, came in very handy (when it would work), as well as making fresh brewed ginger tea (find the recipe here).

There you have it, those are my tips for helping with morning sickness. I hope you can find them helpful. The list isn’t very long but each tip adds up and of course not all these tips helped everyday. I had WAY TOO MANY days where nothing would take away the misery and I would just have to suffer through it (while on the couch watching Netflix of course)!

Happily, Marissa

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