6 Ways to Kick Morning Sickness’ Ass
One of the biggest questions that I have been getting lately is regarding morning sickness and how to reduce or get rid of it completely.
Luckily, I didn’t deal with morning sickness during my first pregnancy and I do not have it with this one, but there have been times where I felt a slight “wooziness” and had to sit down before my tummy turned.
Did you know that 70 percent of women experience nausea early in pregnancy and about 50 percent experience vomiting. After the first trimester of pregnancy, about fifty percent of those who had early pregnancy morning sickness will feel totally better. However, many will continue on to be sick for the entirety of their pregnancy.
Morning sickness can range from an upset tummy to full on non-stop vomitting which can hospitalize many women during their first trimester for dehyration. Lovely, right? It is mainly caused by the pregnancy hormone-HCG-and a keen sense of smell.
So, how in the hell are you supposed to stay fit while battling morning sickness??
Here are 6 different ways:
Ginger: Ginger might be the #1 natural remedy to morning sickness. This herb is known to calm the digestive system rapidly. Try ginger tea or suck on hard ginger candy.
Medication: With some women, nothing works. Therefore, a trip to the doctor is just inevitable. They doctor will prescribe you Zofran which is medically given to stop severe nausea, but for some women, this may not work. If your morning sickness is severe, see a doctor and look at your options.
Gatorade: I know you are thinking, “What? Why a sports drink?” Gatorade is packed with electrolytes-one reason why its recommended for sports athletes and seen at like every football game. When you sweat, you lose fluid and those electrolytes replace the ones lost through your sweat. Well, when you vomit, the same exact thing happens. It can honestly be the make or break deal that sends you to the hospital so drink your fluids (if you can)!!
Lemon: One of my friends swore by Lemon Drops! Are they healthy? Nahhh, not really, but some women just gotta do what they need to survive the first trimester. You could also suck on a lemon, sniff lemon essential oil, or try lemon tea.
Peppermint: Whether you are sniffing peppermint oil, drinking peppermint tea, or sucking on a peppermint, its said to gently soothe nausea faster than most other remedies.
Toast or Crackers: Within 30 minutes of waking up, try eating carbs such as toast or crackers. This will help lay the foundation for your belly for the day and ease any uneasiness you might be experiencing. Also, morning sickness tends to start soon after waking up so the sooner you eat, the better. I honestly ate Goldfish my last pregnancy to help soothe any yucking feelings-it worked!
I want to know, what helped YOU with your morning sickness?