You’re pregnant. Yaay!!! But you’re experiencing morning sickness. Boo!!! Here are some tips for fighting morning sickness to help you through.
Pregnancy definitely has its ups and downs so get ready for a roller coaster. You might be lucky and not experience nausea during your first trimester (I stress very lucky). If you do suffer from morning sickness (or All Day Sickness as most moms like to call it) here are some tips to help you through:
- Listen to your body - Fatigue during pregnancy is very real. You may feel extremely tired all throughout your first trimester. It should hopefully lessen as your pregnancy continues. Some nights, I was so tired that I fell asleep at the dinner table (yep). Listen to your body and take the breaks that you need as much as possible.
- Eat sour candy - there’s something about sour candy that helped me a lot with nausea. I would suck on Preggie Pops all day long in the first trimester. Find what works for you and hold onto it.
- Use sea sickness wristbands - these wristbands help to put pressure on your wrist which may help recalibrate you and combat the nausea. They also hide under long sleeves so if it’s cooler weather and you don’t want to tell anyone you’re pregnant yet, you may be able to hide it.
- Cold compresses - I had severe morning sickness one summer when I was on vacation in France. In case you were wondering, yes, it was extra disappointing that I couldn’t enjoy wine and most of their cheeses too - what is France without wine and cheese?! Anyway, while I was there I didn’t have air conditioning and suffered from headaches as part of my morning sickness. Putting cold compresses on my forehead helped to relieve some of the headache and lower my body temperature a bit.
- Medication - I know most people like to steer clear of medications during pregnancy if they can help it, but you can talk to a doctor about anti nausea medication if your symptoms are strong. When I was pregnant with my second daughter I was able to take a medication to help limit the nausea. It made me really sleepy so I could only take it at night, but it really helped to limit throwing up. #winning
Remember to go easy on yourself. You’re growing a little human in there and hormones are no joke! #WhatAMesh
Do you have tips for fighting morning sickness? Share with us in the comments below!