Monday, March 11, 2013

Five Ways To Relieve Morning Sickness

Your so excited for the new little bundle of joy growing inside of you! You can't wait to meet him or her! You are so excited to be pregnant! Then morning sickness hits and it's not so fun anymore!

Morning sickness is a symptom of pregnancy that a lot of women get! It can consist of nausea or actual vomiting, just in the morning or all day long! I'm not pregnant myself, but I have been twice and both times morning sickness was a pretty rough symptom for me. With my first baby I vomited every day, at least once a day, the first three months of my pregnancy. I lost 11 pounds! With my second pregnancy I only vomited a few times but was nauseous all day long every day! I tried a lot of different things to relieve my morning sickness and I'm going to share with you the top five that worked the best for me!

1. Lemon - This is one that I don't see a lot of people talk about but it worked great for me when I was nauseous! I would cut up a lemon and carry a bag of it with me everywhere! Any time I started to feel nauseous I would suck on a piece of the lemon! It would take the nausea away! It was just a temporary fix until my next bout of nausea hit me, but it worked. 

2. Light meals, frequently! If I always had something in my stomach I always felt a little bit better than if my stomach was completely empty. I remember keeping a pack of saltines on my bedside table and munching on a few before I would even get out of bed so that I'd have something in my stomach when I got up. Then I would eat small meals, even if it was just some crackers and cheese, every couple of hours to keep my stomach from being empty. This helped so much with the nausea and vomiting. 

3. Hard Candy- Another temporary fix is hard candy. Some mamas prefer peppermint, but I liked to suck on Jolly Ranchers. I don't know how it helped but sucking on some hard candy always helped with the nausea. I would have hard candy with me wherever I went so if I was out and started to feel nauseous I would just pop a Jolly Rancher in my mouth and would start to feel better. 

4. Acupressure wristbands- These nifty little bands are awesome! They go on your wrists and put pressure on your pressure point right between your hand and your arm. Acupressure relieves nausea and believe it or not it really works! I bought a pair of Sea-Bands at Walgreens when I was about 6 weeks pregnant and wore them probably throughout my entire first trimester! I would wear them all day long and they helped tremendously! Here I am at about 8 weeks pregnant and you can see I'm wearing the Sea-Bands in this picture!
 5. Ginger- This one was not one of my favorites because I'm not a huge fan of ginger but it did help. Sipping on some ginger-ale or ginger tea can help with the nausea. I usually only drank some ginger-ale when I was at home and feeling awful, but it did help. 

If you are pregnant and suffering from morning sickness I urge you to give some of these a try. Hopefully one will relieve some of that awful nausea and vomiting. If you are still unable to find any relief and are not able to keep anything down, I definitely suggest talking to your doctor. There are medications out there that can relieve your morning sickness also, and are safe to you and baby. Also, try not to get too discouraged. I remember feeling so discouraged because I was so sick every day, especially with my first pregnancy. But the great thing about it is that it will pass and soon you will be holding your precious baby in your arms and you will barely remember the miserable morning sickness! 


  1. I had never heard of lemon helping either!
    Luckily, I didn't have morning sickness AT ALL with either girls - I know I was so lucky, but these all sound like great aids if you do!

  2. Those acupressure wrist bands only help so much. It's like once you reach that point where you feel the need to head to the bathroom, the idea is out the window. What helped me the most was keeping ginger snaps next to my bed and eating one before starting my morning routine. Totally helped me to keep my composure.

  3. I have made my own ginger/lemon/honey pops before...abd that really seemed to help! For the first couple of months my diet included foods like ginger carrot cashew soup and apple ginger juice...ginger really does help! :-)

  4. I wish I had known of the lemon remedy when I was pregnant! I had morning sickness for 7 months straight. It was terrible and I tried everything I had heard of - but not lemon! I will have to try that next time around.

  5. I wish I'd known some of these when I was pregnant. Great advice!

  6. I hardly ever got sick with my first, but was nauseous a lot. With my second, I got sick. A lot. Right out of nowhere. There wasn't that icky, warning feeling. I ate a lot of oranges to help with the morning sickness, at least until the heartburn started, then that wasn't such a good idea anymore.

  7. None of the women in my family ever had morning sickness, but I remember keeping ginger all handy in case it crept up on me when I was pregnant.

  8. I used to suck on lemon-heads like ridiculously a lot....definitely helped.

    I mixed sprite, orange juice and cranberry juice....drank that like crazy :) also, easing up on the iron intake for awhile. I actually had like hospitalization worthy sickness (like the Dutchess)and my doctor would tell me to take some of the regular gummy vitamins when I was at my sickest. There is like double the iron in prenatals (for good reason obviously), but Iron can really make you sick

    you look great

  9. Great tips. I was sick all day with my first pregnancy. Ugh. I also never heard of lemon as a remedy

  10. great ways.. except i never got morning sickness but its still very interesting and great to know for future reference.


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