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Morning Sickness Tips That Will Make Your First Trimester Wonderful

If you are newly pregnant (or thinking about becoming pregnant) this post will be invaluable for you. In this post I will share my favorite morning sickness tips so that you will have a more pleasant and joyful first trimester.

When I became pregnant with my first child I assumed I would not get morning sickness and would avoid any early signs of pregnancy. 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. Ha! That was a classic first trimester mistake!

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What Does Morning Sickness Feel Like?

Much to my dismay, around five weeks into the pregnancy (three weeks after conception) I started feeling like my blood sugar was really low and that if I didn’t eat something to make it get higher, I would become sick. However after eating food, I unfortunately still felt sick.

Ugh, that was my first encounter with “morning sickness”.

When Does Morning Sickness End?

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.

Morning sickness is so depressing, and I think because I was feeling down in the dumps 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.

Having gone through pregnancy sickness three times there are some things that I would do differently for a future pregnancy.

This is a two part post. The first, this post, is a compilation of my ideas to cure morning sickness. And the second post, is a collection of the best foods for morning sickness relief that I received from Mother Rising readers, friends and family.

Below are my ideas to cure or alleviate pregnancy sickness.

These are my favorite tried and true morning sickness tips so that you will have a more pleasant and joyful first trimester.

Morning Sickness Tips That Will Make Your First Trimester Wonderful

Morning Sickness Tips for Food

  • 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 your next snack or meal.
  • 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.)
  • Visit your mother (or other friends and relatives) and have her cook for you. When I got out of my house and kitchen, and someone fed me I felt amazing.
  • 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. You could also try:

Morning Sickness Tips for the Home

  • 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.
  • Have your partner or husband open the fridge and take out the items that you need. Every time I opened my fridge I would gag.
  • Make your house smell wonderful. Light your favorite candles or diffuse 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 (or do other gross things) 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.)
  • Get plenty of sleep and takes naps when you can.

Morning Sickness Tips for Work

  • Keep busy. Some of my less sick times was when I was at work, very busy.
  • Consider public speaking. I know this sounds insane, but the adrenaline from public speaking negates morning sickness.
  • Keep a set of essential oils for morning sickness at work and/or in the car. Essential oils are perfect for preventing you from “losing it” in the worst of circumstances.
  • Light a candle and/or use a diffuser for essential oils at work.
  • Keep a trash can handy and make sure it has a liner.
  • Keep a stash of pads handy as well. Sometimes the force of vomiting can unfortunately make us pee our pants.

Morning Sickness Tips That Will Make Your First Trimester Wonderful

Those are my morning sickness tips how to cure or alleviate morning sickness. If you are interested in learning more about morning sickness so you can best treat, reduce and hopefully ELIMINATE your symptoms I have written many articles all about morning sickness remedies. Hop on over here to check them out!


Sunday 24th of June 2018

I would AVOID using cannabis . Just because people in other countries do something culturally, this does not mean it is a good idea. Drinking alcohol in pregnancy used to be recommended until it was studied, and now it has well-known affects on fetal brain development.

While I am not an OBGYN, and have not studied in utero exposure of cannabis strains, I can point you to strong evidence of the effects of daily marijuana use in adolescent brains x2 years, which shows literal holes in blood flow to certain brain areas (follow this link, for an example).

Please consider whether weighing nausea and vomiting for weeks is worth a lifetime of coping with intellectual disadvantages in your little one. My recommendation: stay away from cannabis strain experiments. Take care of yourself through other, known healthy means.


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Great post. I would like to share some more related information. Morning sickness is associated with nausea and vomiting tendency during the pregnancy of a woman. However, it is something which happens only during the morning. It can happen at any time of the day. In most of the cases it happens during the sixth and the twelfth week of your pregnancy. But sometimes it happens at the later stages also.

Cameron Page

Friday 24th of November 2017

I have been getting the worst morning sickness you could ever imagine for almost a month now. I tried everything to reduce the nausea and the vomiting but its not working good for me. I tried searching alternative things to help with the morning sickness and i came up with this article about cannabis and this certain kind of strain at Im a little afraid for the fact that im pregnant and thinking that i could affect the baby inside me. What should i do?


Monday 13th of August 2018

It is perfectly safe to smoke marijuana, ingest CBD oil, and ingest marijuana edibles while carrying a child. Cannabis activates something in the genetic code that actually makes children exposed to hemp and marijuana smarter. I would try to stick to a strain high in CBD and make sure you get some hemp oil (CBD oil) as hemp and marijuana are two different plants and you will benefit from the medicine in both of them!


Saturday 30th of December 2017

MJ is contraindicated in the US. Many studies have been publushed in other countries where pregnant mother ingest it religiously wiyh bo adverse affects on the baby. Consider doing your own research and consider the repercussions.


Sunday 27th of January 2013

I lived off of cereal. The cold milk felt good on my stomach too. Cold foods are really the way to go since they don't carry the smells like hot foods. My first doctor actually suggested chicken soup. Worst idea ever!! Much better suggestion was cold chicken salad on a cracker. I too am hoping that I can benefit from what I learned the first time and fare a little better with the second. Remember to stay hydrated too. Being dehydrated will make you sicker than anything.

Lindsey Morrow

Sunday 27th of January 2013

That makes perfect sense! (the hot cold thing)


Friday 24th of February 2012

black licorice, and lemon drops.