Morning Sickness Hacks
Morning sickness is talked about A LOT when it comes to pregnancy. You might get sick of hearing about it (pun intended), but it’s such a common symptom. In fact, up to 80% of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy, so talking about it is important! When you are growing a little human, knowing how to help alleviate your morning sickness can help you spend less time cuddled up next to the toilet and more time cuddled up, relaxing in your bed!
If you are having a hard time with managing your morning sickness, try these 5 hacks!
1. Eat or Drink Ginger
Ginger is made up of gingerols and shogaols that are known to act as receptors in the digestive system. This is what helps reduce the feeling of nausea. You can use ginger in a variety of ways but the most common are ginger tea and ginger capsules. Always consult with your healthcare provider before taking anything during your pregnancy to make sure it will work well for you!
2. Take a Walk
Walking is great for pregnant women for many different reasons, but getting up and moving can help you when you are feeling sick too! Walking and exercising releases endorphins that counteract fatigue and nausea. Next time you are feeling sick, see if you can go for a walk and enjoy some fresh air. You may feel the nausea fade away.
3. Avoid Triggers
There is no one size fits all when it comes to triggers for morning sickness. Some women may have a certain smell they can’t stand like meat or even perfumes, and others might take a bite of their favorite snack to find it no longer brings them the same joy it used to. It comes with some experimentation, but find out what are your triggers and then avoid them moving forward!
4. Drink Citrus
Drinking citrus can help your nausea because of the neutralizing acids they contain. Find your favorite citrusy drink and keep it on hand for when you feel that morning sickness start to rear its ugly head.
5. Take Vitamin B6
Studies have shown that vitamin B6 can greatly improve nausea for many pregnant women. This is an important vitamin for your growing baby that you get from your diet and prenatal vitamins, but taking an extra supplement that is approved by your healthcare provider might just do the trick to relieve some of your pesky nausea feelings.
Save these tips for the next time you are feeling like you can’t shake the morning sickness to help you feel more like yourself in no time!