Is Nausea Getting the Best of You? Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness for Relief
Morning sickness can start as early as 4-6 weeks, and may even be the first sign you that you might be pregnant. Pregnancy is such a beautiful thing, but if you suffer from morning sickness, it can put a damper on the incredible changes going on in your body.
If you are pregnant and looking for tips for surviving morning sickness in the 1st trimester than you have come to the right place.
I am going to share a variety of ways to help ease morning sickness so you can get back to the joy which comes when you’re pregnant.
Around 70% of women experience morning sickness during pregnancy.
There are some who feel nauseated throughout the entire day; others will vmot, and the lucky ones who never get sick at all. I I think any women who has been pregnant and suffered from morning sickness, can agree the name needs to be changed to “all-day-all-night-sickness” because it doesn’t just strike in the morning.
If you are one of the 70% of women who are suffering from limited or horrible morning sickness, take on these survival tips to make your life a little bit easier as you work hard at growing your beautiful baby.
How Long Does Morning Sickness Last?
Nausea can start as early as four weeks and go all the way up to 14 weeks, although ithere are always a small majority who have morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy.For some women after 14 weeks or less they don’t have anymore morning sickness again. Each woman’s body and pregnancy is unique, and it is hard to say when it will end entirely.
You might have had an easy pregnancy with your first baby and this one you can’t stay out of the bathroom.
Pregnancy doesn’t come with an actual handbook for all the challenges and changes we go through.
Can You Be Sick Your Entire Pregnancy?
22 Natural Remedies for Surviving Morning Sickness
1. Snack Constantly
2. Take Your Prenatal Vitamins At Night & Before Bed
3. Load Up On Protein
6. Eat Before You Get Out Of Bed
7. Nap, Sleep & Rest Up
Lemon is a common natural remedy know to help with morning sickness, whether you sniff lemon or pop a hard candy in a lemon flavor in your mouth it can help curb morning sickness. It can also help mask other odors which are strong and overbearing and make you feel ill.
9. Hard Candies
11. Ask A Friend
12. Reduce Your Stress Levels
13. Stay Hydrated
Drinking enough water can help reduce the severity of nausea. You can buy water bottles which show a time tracker to ensure you are drinking enough water during the day. Depending on your weight and height will depend on how much water you need. Talk to a nurse next time you go in or give them a call to help you know the amount of water you should be drinking each day.
Coconut water is super hydrating and a good to keep on hand if you like the flavor and want a water alternative.
14. Track Your Nausea
15. Frozen Snacks
16. Pedialyte Pops
17. Pink Stork Nausea Tea
19. Vitamin B6
This was a lifesaver for me in my second pregnancy where I was sick throughout the entire 39 weeks. You may not feel like running a marathon, but walking on the treadmill, swimming, or doing a light workout can help release endorphins to counteract the nausea (and helps with fatigue too!)
21. Gatorade Ice Cubes
I hope one or more of these morning sickness remedies can help bring you relief along the way. If you are miserable and sick, and nothing you do seems to bring relief, head to your OB and talk to them. Your doctor can prescribe medications to help, especially if you struggle keeping things down or morning sickness is too intense. Just remember this will pass, and it won’t last forever.
Once you hit the second trimester, this is when morning sickness tends to dissipate and hopefully, will fully disappear.
Online Childbirth Class
If you are thinking of taking a prenatal class so you know what to expect for labor & delivery, this is an excellent online prenatal class geared towards couples (with personable videos for dads who have a short attention span or hard time focusing on birthing).
Hillary who teaches the online class, has been a L&D nurse for 16 years, and has attended close to 1,000 births. She addresses everything from what to pack, to how to you should feel about pooping during delivery. (And I guarantee it’ll make you feel WAY better after you hear what she has to say about it.)
I don’t think (based on my own experience of doing this) that going to a traditional prenatal class when you tired in the evenings, and already so busy, is a necessity.
I do think if you’re pregnant for the first time, you would benefit from having an idea of what’ going to happen. Plus, you can take the online prenatal class from the comfort of your couch and most comfortable pregnancy pants.
In the meantime, have you grabbed your Preparing for Baby Workbook?
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More Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery Resources
- Baby on a Budget: Budgeting for the 1st Year of Baby Costs
- 9 Things to do BEFORE You Try to Get Pregnant
- What is a Doula? The Benefits to Having a Labor Coach On Call
- 11 Ways to Make Postpartum Recovery Easier (& Quicker)
- What Do I Pack in My Hospital Bag? Printable Hospital Bag Checklist for Labor & Delivery
- Natural Healing Powers of a Postpartum Sitz Bath