Oh how joyous!!! You. ARE. PREGNANT!!!! And you’re nauseous!!! YAY!
It’s so bitter-sweet. You’ve got a little life growing inside of your belly! But at the same time, it doesn’t seem like you belly will ever feel normal again. Also, WHY do they call it morning sickness? Let’s be honest and call it what it deserves. All day sickness. I’ve been there mama. After using up about a weeks worth of sick days in my first trimester, I had to find some remedies to shake the nausea. Luckily, there were a whole lot of remedies out there to try. Start working your way down the list and hopefully something here will work for you!
High protein foods
That’s what your belly needs. I’m sure you have realized by now that you feel the worst when your stomach is low on food. Keep eating those high in protein foods and it will make you feel worlds better!
- Whole Wheat Toast
- Brown Rice
- Ginger Tea
- Green Tea (caffeine free!)
- Bananas (My favorite pregnancy breakfast was toast with PB and sliced banana on top!)
- Peanut Butter
Foods to avoid
I know it’s hard, but stay away from the greasy food! It may sound good, but it never, ever results in feeling good! Anything spicy is sure to be regretted shortly after eating. Avoid at all costs!
The Watermelon Wonder
So I saved the best for last. When I originally planned to share this magical nausea vanishing snack with you I thought for sure it was the most out of the norm cure ever. Then I did some research and found out that BOTH of these ingredients are VERY well-known for helping with morning sickness. Ready? Greek Yogurt and Watermelon. Together. Like mash the watermelon up in the Greek yogurt and eat this deliciousness and no longer be nauseous! It is a strangely refreshing and wonderfully healthy snack for moms to be. But why? Well we already learned earlier that high protein foods do the baby belly good so the greek yogurt falls right into that category. But the watermelon? Turns out, watermelon in an alkalizing food which helps put your body’s acidic balance back into the normal range, thus warding off the feeling that you might be sick. So that led to me researching what other alkalizing foods might help a mama in need. Good news: there is a long list and they are all delicious!
- Coconut water
Aside from eating and drinking all the right things, there are a few products you can purchase to make you feel somewhat like yourself again.
I ordered these as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Turns out, I could only stomach the lemon and the orange flavored, but boy, oh boy, did they help! I liked them too because I could keep one in my pocket and pop it into my mouth in the middle of a meeting and no one really noticed! Find them here!
While this product might be as incognito as the drops, they work just as great! Plus they are a great treat if you are pregnant in the heat of summer time! Heads up, I can RARELY find these at a store other than Kroger. So if you don’t have one close by, order them here!
Pink Stork Nausea Tea
One of the most highly rated items on the internet for sensitive mommy-to-be tummies is Pink Stork’s Nausea Tea. While I personally have not tried this tea, I do use the Pink Stork tea for lactation support and it is WON.DER.FUL! (Read the story here on how it MAJORLY helped boost my supply) This delicious ginger tea can be enjoyed hot or cold and has some of the best reviews I have seen for a nausea tea! Check it out here.
Hopefully one or more of the items on this list will help you through this wonderful time! It will all be worth it when you bundle of joy is here! Congrats mama!
I want to hear from all the moms out here who have made it through the terrible morning sickness… what worked for you? Comment and share!