*PUKE* That’s never a good feeling. Especially when you are fatigued and pregnant.
Morning sickness is the result of increased amounts of estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries early in pregnancy. These increasing hormone levels cause the secretory cells in the stomach to increase their gastic juices. At the same time, the bowel slows down in the ability to empty the contents of the stomach – this causes a feeling of nausea and in some cases vomiting. (as worded by papers my OB gave me)
While morning sickness sounds like something that happens in the morning, it can happen at ANY TIME – and while it typically lasting the first trimester – can last thru out pregnancy.
There are prescriptions that can help if your morning sickness is causing you hell. I used Zofram with all 3 of my previous children, and all turned out normal.
If prescriptions aren’t your thing and you are tired of puking…
Here are 15 Tips to Help Prevent Morning Sickness Naturally:
1. Eat bread or crackers before getting out of bed. Yep, keep this on your nightstand – shove them in your mouth.
2. Don’t jump out of bed, slowly get out of bed!
3. Have some yogurt, cottage cheese, juice or milk before you get up or go to bed. (For all of you with partners who deliver breakfast in bed, here’s a request)
4. Eat several small meals during your day. Don’t let your stomach remain empty for too long.
5. Preggie Pops or Preggie Drops – These natural candy drops use ginger and a combination of herbs to help relieve nausea associated with morning sickness as well as dry mouth.
6. Sea Bands – These wrist bands use acupressure to help relieve nausea and vomiting.
7. Peppermint candies – Next time you are leaving a restaurant grab a handful. The taste of peppermint eases some stomachs and helps relieve morning sickness.
8. Ginger Gum – Ginger can aid in relieving that morning sickness feeling. The thought of this gum though, does make me want to barf.
9. Avoid greasy or fried food. They’re hard to digest.
10. Avoid spicy and heavily seasoned food.
11. Sip carbonated water when you being to feel nauseated.
11.Get some fresh air – Roll down your windows, take a walk, use an exhaust fan or take a few deep breaths.
12. Drink liquids 30 to 45 minutes after eating solid food.
13. If liquids are hard to keep down, suck on ice.
14. Ask your doctor about Prima Bella – I tested this at my dr’s office when experiencing mild morning sickness and it worked.
15. Sniff a fresh scent such as a lemon.