SIX Tips For Surviving Morning Sickness

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SIX Tips For Surviving Morning Sickness

Did you know that nearly 90% of women experience morning sickness during pregnancy? While the name implies that it happens in the morning, morning sickness can happen at any time during the day or night. It can last a few minutes or even all day long! The severity of morning sickness is also very different for each woman. Some women may feel a light nausea while nearly 30% of women will actually vomit during morning sickness.

As for myself, I was on the fairly easier side of morning sickness but still occasionally had to have some one on one time with the toilet. I did find a few tricks thought that helped with the morning sickness.

1) Calm Down. When morning sickness started during my first pregnancy, I worried I wasn’t eating enough for my growing baby. Thankfully my doctor told me that during morning sickness, the baby is so tiny that as long as I was taking my prenatals and drinking lots of water everything would be fine. My morning sickness lasted until just before I would need extra calories to support my baby!

2) Sea Band Mama If you are familiar with Sea Bands, you might be surprised to learn that they now carry an entire line to help women with morning sickness! The Sea Band Mama comes in a cute pink color and puts gentle acupressure on your inner wrist to help with nausea. While I haven’t used them for morning sickness, I did use my free sample of Sea Band Mama during my ovulation cycles and noticed that my body had much less nausea during the two days where ovulation makes me really sick.

 

3)Aromatherapy. Along with the washable and reusable Sea Bands, Sea Band also now has roll on aromatherapy for expectant mothers which uses essential oils to help with upset stomach. The essential oil comes in an easy to use rollerball tube and smells minty and refreshing.

4) Ginger. My mom was the first person to tell me about using ginger candies to help with morning sickness. While I was thankful for the advice I wasn’t too keen on using candy in general during pregnancy. Thankfully, Sea Band Mama now has ginger lozenges that also contain folic acid (an important vitamin during pregnancy) so I can ease nausea but also provide needed vitamins to my growing baby.

4) Bland Food. During my bouts of morning sickness, I did find some solace in certain bland foods. Crackers were great to keep by my bed (an empty stomach in the morning made morning sickness much worse). Also, at other times when I felt I could eat but was nervous I might not keep much down, I found that rice cakes and plain baked potatoes took the edge off and didn’t result in time hugging the toilet.

5) Soda. I was told quite a bit that ginger ale might do the trick. I tried it a few times but had very little relief. Then a friend’s mother suggested I should try soda (like coke) straight from a fountain. My love affair with cherry coke from a fountain began. The extra bubbles actually made my tummy feel much better and I could satisfy a new craving at the same time! Keep in mind, however, to watch how much caffeine you intake during pregnancy! 

6) Take Your Prenatals at night. All of the vitamins and minerals in your prenatals can possibly make morning sickness even worse. If you have been taking them in the morning and notice more nausea, consider taking them at night so the worst happens during your sleep while you aren’t trying to move and go about your day! Can’t seem to get that huge horse pill of a vitamin down? Try a liquid Prenatal which can be taken as is or mixed into your favorite juice!

What tricks helped you survive morning sickness? 
Please share in the comments below and help some first time moms-to-be out!
  • Allyssa May 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Snacking throughout the say really helped me. My sickness got worse as the day wore on, and I would spend the last hour of my shift dry heaving if I didn’t keep snacking all day.
    Also, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for some medicinal relief. I ended up on Zofran because I was borderline with HG. Best thing I couls have done to help me get through considering my morning sickness lasted till week 27.

  • Shannon Gurnee June 25, 2015 at 12:23 am

    When I was pregnant with my boys, it was more of night sickness. Regardless, any nausea is no good. These are some great tips.
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  • Sandy a la Mode June 25, 2015 at 12:29 am

    you are going to hate me… but i never got morning sickness with either of my babes!! i was a lucky one!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  • Ourfamilyworld June 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I didn’t have morning sickness when I was pregnant with my kids and I consider myself lucky. I will pass this on to my cousin who’s trying to conceive.
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  • rosemary palmer June 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I was so lucky when I was pregnant – no morning sickness at all and only remember throwing up twice. I feel sorry for those that are sick for 3 months or more.
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  • Wendy June 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    These tips are too late for my coworker. She is set for a c section on Saturday!! but I will keep these in mind for a friend who is trying right now. Hopefully we will get good news soon and she will need these.

  • kandice June 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    great tips for preggos! I remember hubby bringing me ginger pieces
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  • Michele June 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    These sound like great tips to help alleviate the symptoms of morning sickness. Never heard of the lemon one-but if it works and it isn’t going to hurt you or the baby then I say go for it.
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  • Jen June 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Oh, I do not miss morning sickness. I have never heard to sniff a lemon. I have heard that you can make tea with fresh ginger and it helps.
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  • lauriel June 25, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Great summary of ways to counteract such a prevalent condition. That joy is ahead of me (hopefully), so I’m glad to have your tidbits of advice. Good to know about the prenatals… I’m taking a crapload of supplements right now to try to get pregnant (~18/day), and they just wreak havoc on my body and emotions. :/

    xo,
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  • Tiaras & tantrums June 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    My first pregnancy was brutal for quite a bit of time. But I sailed right though my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. But Is till think I had it easy compared to some women

  • Julie June 25, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I was sick the entirety of both of my pregnancies. Think I had undiagnosed HG the first time because NOTHING helped. I had a few strategies the second time that made it a little more bearable. I think the most important thing is to just figure out what works for YOU.
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  • Ron Leyba June 26, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Wow, didn’t realize that SODA could help. Great tips indeed, some are really new to me.
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  • CourtneyLynne June 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Thankfully I did not suffer from morning sickness when I was preggo!!!! However I feel like I’m the only one because all my friends complain about it. These are some great tips

  • Dawn B July 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I suffered through morning sickness for 8+ months, including being hospitalized for it. I learned a great many things… the most memorable being to drink fountain coke, eat when I could keep food down, and that NOT going to sleep does NOT work. Hypermesis Gravidarum (HG) was not my friend but the lessons learned have carried over to raising a child and facing the unpleasant events we all face in the process.