Morning sickness and nausea are common complaints during early pregnancy, and it’s experienced by most women to some degree. Nausea may not always be accompanied by vomiting. Annoyingly enough, morning sickness can actually be experienced at any time of day.
Most people notice a decrease in the frequency they experience morning sickness after the first trimester, however that’s not the case for everyone. Some people experience Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which often lasts throughout pregnancy. (We made “Hyperemesis Gravidarum” above clickable, and it’s a direct link to a wonderful resource.)
Below, you’ll find our top 5 favorite tips for battling morning sickness:
- Eat watermelon. Watermelon has a slew of health benefits, and it’s cool and refreshing- making it the perfect pregnancy treat to alleviate morning sickness.
- Ginger tea and ginger candies. Ginger is well known for it’s tummy settling properties.
- Smelling lemon essential oil or fresh lemons. The refreshing citrus scent and flavor calm many stomachs. Peppermint can also fight off nausea, but our personal preference is citrus.
- Getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine. In general, fresh air and sunshine is good for EVERYONE. Vitamin D is vital for magnesium absorption, which leads me to my next tip.
- Supplement with magnesium. Many people are deficient in magnesium, anyway. Magnesium lotion, epsom salt baths, and eating a diet with foods rich in magnesium are great to try out. We love the Natural Calm products around here, and they also help with that constipation many people experience in pregnancy. Some examples of magnesium rich foods: spinach, swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, avocado, quinoa, salmon, and dark chocolate.
We’d love for you to drop your morning sickness remedies in the comments!