I know what works for one person doesn’t work for everybody. So, I’m just going to list as much as I can of what people have said works for them.
Rest as much as you can. Your body is forming a baby which is pretty much the most awesome, amazing thing we women can do. No matter what else you get done that day, your body is doing a lot. Take it easy.
Try to stay slightly elevated after you eat. Eating and then lying down flat can bring on nausea.
Avoid spicy foods. Also, acidic foods and possibly fried foods can be unkind to your sensitive stomach.
Put a cold towel on your forehead.
Go outside for some fresh air. Fresh air does the body good. If indoor smells are making you blue, going outside and sitting on the porch for a few minutes may help.
Have small meals and snack throughout the day so your stomach isn’t empty. Crackers are often mentioned. Ginger snap cookies are highly recommended by a lot of morning sickness survivors.
Eat before getting out of bed if possible. Keep a snack next to your bed.
Eating foods high in protein are said to be helpful.
Carbs are not the enemy when you’re nauseas. Eating crackers, toast, bread, biscuits, or rice can sooth the morning sickness.
Sipping on something to drink throughout the day can help.
Teas. A hot cup of tea can be soothing anytime. Ginger tea, peppermint tea, and red raspberry leaf tea are said to be helpful for nausea.
Drink lots of water.
Try spa water. Add slices of cucumber or fruit to your water.
Lemons? Lemon water comes recommended. There is mention of people finding nausea relief by sucking on a lemon wedge or eating a lemon. There is lemon hard candy. Lemonade is also recommended by some. There are also lemon popsicles.
I’ve heard lime slushies are helpful also.
Banana popsicles have been mentioned.
Some recommend ice cold fruit smoothies.
A lot of people talk about salty potato chips. Salty snacks seem to help for some people.
If you are having trouble keeping things down, make Gatorade ice cubes to add to your water.
Maple syrup? I find that odd but some women say a spoonful of maple syrup worked for them.
Ginger - ginger tea, ginger snaps, ginger ale that has real ginger in it, or capsules. Don’t overdo it on the ginger though because ginger can thin your blood.
Suck on a candy cane.
Try preggie pops.
Nausea bracelets, also called sea bands (originally used for sea sickness), can be bought on Amazon or at the drug store. They use acupressure points on your wrist.
Aromatherapy with essential oils can soothe some stomachs. Lavender, lemon, or peppermint are top rated for nausea.
A lot of people talk about vitamin B6. Make sure you’re getting enough of that. I don’t recommend taking a single vitamin. A balanced multi-vitamin is healthiest.
If you are taking vitamins, take them with food to be gentler on your stomach.
If you’re having a good day, try making freezer meals so you don’t have to stand over a stove and cook on a bad day.
Go to the chiropractor. Some recommend that. It can’t hurt. It feels wonderful to get your back cracked.
Don’t feel guilty. Guilt about the house not being clean or a nice dinner for the family not being made by you only makes ‘morning’ sickness worse. This is a good reason to be sick. It’s not like you have the flu. There is a purpose to this unpleasantness and it will have a beautiful outcome.
If none of these natural treatments work, it’s okay to take medicine. Do not take Zofran. For years Zofran has been prescribed for pregnancy nausea and vomiting without it ever being FDA approved for pregnant women. It has been found to cause heart defects and webbed toes. If you need medication, ask your doctor what other options you have.
Stay positive. Morning sickness does not last forever. It will be over soon. Stay focused. You’re having a baby. A beautiful, wonderful, gift from God is growing inside you. Soon this morning sickness will pass and you’ll be holding that blessing in your arms :)
If you have any other natural treatments for nausea and vomiting, comment below.
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