- About Lindsey
- Past Posts
- Products and Services
- My Pregnancy
Morning Sickness Remedies Part 1. You can find part 2 here.
When I became pregnant with Gabriel I assumed I would not get morning sickness. I think deep down I thought that if I acknowledged morning sickness as an option, I would therefore bring it upon myself and get sick. Much to my dismay, around five weeks into the pregnancy (three weeks after conception) I started feeling like my blood sugar was way low and that if I didn’t eat something to make it get higher, I would be sick. I ate food, and I still felt sick. Ugh, that was my first encounter with “morning sickness”.
I felt nasty for a long time in my pregnancy. I looked forward to the magical second trimester when at 13 weeks I would stop feeling sick. Yeah, that never happened. I felt yucky until 17 weeks – WAY longer than I expected.
Having gone through pregnancy sickness once I think there are some things that I would try to do differently for a future pregnancy. Morning sickness is so depressing, I think I wasn’t even motivated to change anything to make it better. I gave up and wallowed in my misery and felt sorry for myself.
This will be a two part post. The first, will be my ideas to cure morning sickness. And the second, will be of remedies I have heard from readers, friends and family. I’d love to hear your comments and they’ll probably end up on my next post!
Below are my ideas to cure or alleviate pregnancy sickness.
- Food is your enemy and your friend. Eat even if you feel like you will be sick. Eventually, the food will make you feel better so it’s worth it in the long run.
- Don’t wait too long between meals and snacking.
- Eat a mixture of protein and carbs/sugars. For example, cheese and apples.
- In the morning, eat anything that appeals to you. A bowl of cereal is a good option. After you have eaten something appealing, try to eat protein like an egg. If you can eat this, it will carry you till lunch.
- Keep busy. Some of my less sick times was when I was at work, very busy.
- Visit your mother and have her cook for you. When I got out of my house/kitchen, and someone fed me I felt amazing.
- As soon as you find out you are pregnant but BEFORE you get morning sickness, clean out your microwave, fridge, garbage cans and clean your bathrooms. This will lessen any weird lingering smells.
- Take the trash out every day. Do not let trash fester.
- Again, after you find out you are pregnant but BEFORE you get morning sickness, cook 3-5 freezer meals for the days you CANNOT cook, but need something now.
- Have your partner or husband open the fridge and take out the items that you need. Every time I opened my fridge I would almost puke.
- Get plenty of sleep and takes naps when you can.
- Make your house smell wonderful. Light your favorite candles or burn some essential oils, but make sure you love the smell. If the smell starts to stink, switch it up!
- Have some lemon essential oils on hand. Or a lemon. Sniff it when you think you’re feeling sick.
- Refuse to let your husband butcher deer and clean fish in your kitchen. (I have these awful memories of my husband bringing home deer and having blood and guts in my kitchen. The deer wasn’t as bad as the fish. Fish, and fishermen should be kept away from sick pregnant people.)
- Plan for snacking when you’ll be out of the house. Bring a bunch of snacks with you and carry them in your purse. Don’t be like me and assume you’ll be fine, prepare for the inevitable and bring food.
- Ask your friends for lots of food ideas. I got the two suggestions of quiche and cheese sticks. I ate those for awhile and I quickly got wickedly grossed out by both. Move on to the next food suggestions and don’t look back. (I haven’t eaten that particular kind of quiche since.)
Those are my suggestions on how to cure or alleviate morning sickness. Now, it is very important that you comment and leave your suggestions. I want to make a huge master list of ideas so women have them all in one place!
Copyright © 2010-2011 Lindsey Morrow, Mother Rising Birth.