How I Dealt With and Cured Morning Sickness
Most pregnant women experience morning sickness to some degree while they are pregnant. A lot of women experience severe symptoms of morning sickness, which include nausea, vomiting, headaches, loss of appetite. During the first trimester of my first pregnancy, I was nauseous for a few good weeks, which was awful. During those weeks, I would wake up in the morning, eat some applesauce, then promptly throw it up. I absolutely hate throwing up, so I was miserable. I spent a great deal of time laying on the couch, wallowing in my misery.
Relieve Morning Sickness
Something that really helped with my morning sickness was Preggie Pops. I had heard that they were really fantastic for keeping nausea at bay, so I was eager to try them. I had searched all over for them but couldn’t find them at Target, Walmart, or drug stores. I finally found them on Amazon! I purchased some and tried them out. They tasted fantastic and really helped with my morning sickness. The only down side was that the nausea would come back after an hour or so. They were delicious, though, so I didn’t mind eating them often.
There are a few changes you can make in your daily life to help you alleviate morning sickness. One trick I learned was to eat smaller meals more frequently, especially since a full stomach made me feel even more nauseous. You do want to try to keep something in your stomach at all times, even if you are throwing everything up. It is much easier and a lot less painful to throw up food than pure stomach acid. Try switching to gummy prenatal vitamins instead of the regular ol’ pills. They are much easier to keep down, and they have all the same nutrients that the regular vitamins have. Plus they are more fun. Who doesn’t love gummies?
If your morning sickness is worse in the mornings, try stashing some crackers in your nightstand. Eat a few while you are still in bed, then wait a few minutes before getting up. You can also stash some Preggie Pops in there, and pop one in your mouth when you are done with the crackers. Everyone seems to recommend saltine crackers for morning sickness, but I didn’t care for them. I don’t like them to begin with. They taste like sawdust to me. I much prefer Ritz crackers. Just eat what sounds good to you.
Another thing that really helped with my morning sickness was Sea Bands. They are basically these cloth and elastic bracelets with this weird plastic bead attached to them. You have to position the bracelets on your wrist a certain way so that the bead is putting pressure on a certain spot. It totally works! I don’t know a whole lot about accupressure, but it definitely helped me. Once I started wearing the Sea Bands, my morning sickness pretty much went out the window. I still had nasty bouts of nausea and vomiting, but it was a lot more under control when I wore my Sea Bands.
I wasn’t so lucky during my second pregnancy. I had such severe morning sickness that I ended up in the hospital quite a few times because I couldn’t keep anything down at all. Such a severe case of morning sickness is known as hyperemesis gravidarum, and it can be life threatening. It can cause dehydration, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. Don’t worry, though. Hyperemesis is pretty rare. It only occurs in about two percent of pregnancies. Chances are, you will be feeling great by the time the second trimester rolls around.
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