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The following 5 simple tips are very basic. These are mainly what worked for me. They may or may not work for you. If nothing at all works and your morning sickness does not seem to let up at all as your pregnancy progresses (and you are vehemently vomiting several times per day), you may want to talk to your doctor/midwife about Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
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Without further ado, here are my 5 very humble, very simple tips for combating morning sickness:
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3. Drink a ginger tea. Now, I’m sure the best ginger tea is one with freshly-grated ginger that you make yourself, but I know that even the most basic cooking tasks can sometimes be difficult during those first few months of pregnancy! I drank the Yogi brand ginger tea, and I recently discovered Earth Mama, Angel Baby’s Morning Wellness Tea. You can get both of these at Vitacost* or iherb*. You can also order the Earth Mama, Angel Baby tea directly from their website.
4. Suck on ginger candies. This was honestly not my most favorite remedy. I much preferred the tea–but it could have been just the type of candy I had. I purchased an unknown brand from the bulk foods section of my local healthfood store. I also found several different brands on both the Vitacost and iherb websites. It might be worth a try if you cannot find them locally!
5. Change your vitamins. Some real foodies don’t worry about taking prenatal vitamins. They figure that as long as they are eating well, their diets will give them plenty of what they need. I agree…BUT, the problem is that many of us with morning sickness simply do not eat well. So, I still take a vitamin.
However, about halfway through my bout with morning sickness, I realized that my prenatal vitamins were making me feel even more nauseated. I frequently took them in the late afternoon or evening, and that is when I felt the worst! When I ran out of my vitamins and took my daughter’s vitamins in the meantime, I started feeling better! When I re-stocked, my morning sickness came back! I spoke to my midwife, and she said I could double up on the children’s vitamins. I did this and felt much better–although I had to take one vitamin in the morning and one at night. If I took my full dose at one time, I still felt just as ill.
- Trilight Health’s Morning Soothe liquid herbal formula. Since I did not start using any of Trilight’s formulas until after I was over morning sickness, I cannot vouch for this particular formula, but I do use and love some of their other pregnancy formulas. I would definitely give this one a try if the morning sickness were to return!
- Ginger Wonder Syrup, New Chapter Daily Ginger Extract. Again, I have not personally used these formulas, but I found them on iherb.com. If nothing else works, I would definitely give these a try!
What are your tips for combating morning sickness?
*I have mentioned both Vitacost and iherb several times in this post. I am not an affiliate of these companies, but I do have a referral code that, if used, will give both of us coupons. Vitacost’s first-time customer coupon is worth $10, and iherb’s is worth $5. If you are interested in any of the products I mentioned, I would personally just price compare at both companies–and go with where you can get the best deal! You can get your $10 off Vitacost coupon here, and you can get $5 off your first iherb order by using code: OZU663.
Want to check out another great post on morning sickness? Lauren from Serving from Home is running a 5-day healthy pregnancy series right now! Check out her post from Monday on The Morning Sickness Phenomenon!
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*Disclosure: I have included an affiliate link to Earth Mama, Angel Baby in this post. Thank you for your support!
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