Morning Sickness. Ick. It’s not uncommon to be nauseous in the first trimester. And not always in the morning. I’ve had it pretty good. With Micah, I was just a little nauseous and food just didn’t sound good. With this baby, I’ve had a few really nauseous evenings, for weeks, but mostly been ok. Now that I’m in the second trimester, it’s way better. Nausea varies for everyone. Where one mom might have no nausea, another might be puking daily, another might just think food sounds bad, and a fourth might not be able to even look at certain foods.
Tips to Relieving Nausea during Pregnancy:
1) Find your triggers! What makes your nauseous? Avoid it! It might be certain foods, certain times of the day, certain smells, or even certain movements. Once you notice it, avoid it.
3) Mint, especially peppermint. Smell mint, drink mint tea, suck on a mint, whatever works! With Micah, I carried around a mint chapstick and smelling or wearing it seemed to take the edge off. FYI, if you drink herbal teas, check out the ingredients. Check out this good blog I found: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/tea-during-pregnancy-teas-to-drink-teas-to-avoid#.Uusyv7TcFXo OR get more information through Baby Center.
4) Eat carbs and fruits. Spicy foods irritate the stomach, simple carbs and sweet fruits are better. I really go for fruits! Lately I’ve been having a home-made mixed berry smoothie every evening and my nausea has stayed super calm! When I’m at work I don’t have a smoothie and I definitely notice the nausea more between 9 and 11pm.
5) Small, frequent meals. And crackers. Eat when you feel good, and don’t stuff your stomach so full it hurts.
6) Acupuncture or acupressure. I’ve never tried them myself, but I’ve heard they help.
7) If it’s really bad and you aren’t keeping anything down, talk to your doctor. Some anti-nausea medications are safe during pregnancy, and if you are super dehydrated you might need IV fluids.
Here’s another good site for tips: http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a549314/morning-sickness-natural-remedies
Moms and expectant moms, any other good remedies?