7 Tips for Managing “Morning Sickness” aka All-Day Sickness
Morning sickness. Who decided that was the best label for this phase of pregnancy? Morning sickness is totally misleading. I declare the name be changed to all-day and all-night sickness. Many soon-to-be mothers will typically experience the unforgiving, exhausting, and frustrating moments that morning sickness brings. It can be extremely challenging going through your day-to-day without something triggering a vomit marathon. But not all hope is lost. I have experienced morning sickness with both of my pregnancies. There are (surprisingly-hallelujah) some tricks and tips that can help manage morning sickness and provide some relief and normalcy. Here are my seven best tips for managing morning sickness:
Ginger has become a staple for combating nausea. Having fresh ginger or ginger snacks, like dried ginger candy, ginger chews, ginger lozenges, or ginger tea can help alleviate your sickness. You can find fresh ginger root in your locate market and ginger candies via Amazon or a local herbal store. One of my favorite dried ginger candies is Oh! Nuts Ginger Chewy Gummies.
Morning Ease tea
Packed with ginger root, chamomile, and other soothing herbal components, morning ease tea is designed to improve morning sickness symptoms. I recommend trying Earth Mama 100% Organic Morning Wellness Tea. Earth Mama also makes a great tea called Milkmade Tea to increase and support healthy breastmilk supply.
Pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting can take a toll on you physically. A multi-prenatal vitamin can help restore the energy and minerals lost while going through the journey of morning sickness. It can be tough to take the vitamin capsules, so I prefer multi-vitamin prenatal gummies. Garden of Life makes an excellent option for prenatal gummies. The vitamins are vegan, kosher, USDA organic, and non-GMO.
Eating small and frequent meals.
Do not allow yourself to get hungry if you can avoid it! Hungry is the enemy of pregnancy, especially when dealing with morning sickness. Keeping healthy and bland options around to curb your appetite. I suggest Greek yogurt with granola, trail mix, saltine crackers, steel-cut oatmeal, etc. Having nutritionally driven foods periodically throughout the day can ease morning sickness. But the name of the game is figuring out what works best for you and your pregnancy.
Keeping fluids down can be difficult while dealing with morning sickness. There were only a select few beverages I could drink, and of course, water was not one of them (ugh). I went through various bottled water and discovered Essentia (when extremely cold) actually helped. I found that I needed iced cold drinks. Not refrigerated, and definitely not room temperature, but ice cold. Again, figuring out what you can and cannot drink will occur during your pregnancy, and stick with beverages that stay down. But still, be mindful of your water intake. The last thing you want to deal with is dehydration.
Vitamin B6 is significant to your baby's brain and immune development. Vitamin B6 can be found in most prenatal vitamins and food (such as spinach, poultry, bananas, and oats). Having the recommended dose of vitamin B6 has shown to be a reliable source to reduce nausea.
If all else fails and your morning sickness is persistent, inform your medical provider or healthcare professional. The best solution to ease your morning sickness may require taking a prescription.