10 Simple Ways To Relieve Morning Sickness

It’s funny how each pregnancy is different. Thankfully I only had morning sickness with my 1st pregnancy and now my last pregnancy. I remember when I was pregnant with our 1st baby 10 years ago I worked in an office with mostly other women.  We had an open kitchen area which led out to the office areas, my desk being close to that kitchen. You would think this would be great for someone who was pregnant right? Wrong! The smells that came from that kitchen (especially the microwave popcorn) had me running to the bathroom which thankfully was also close to my desk.  Morning sickness is one of the most awful feelings. You are thankful for the bundle of joy growing inside of you but at the same time miserable!

 

Searching the internet I came across the definition of morning sickness “No one knows for sure what causes nausea during pregnancy, but it’s probably some combination of the many physical changes taking place in your body such as hormone and estrogen increases.”

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So how are some ways to relieve morning sickness? 

 

1) Get rest, take cat naps if you can during the day.

 

2) Drink ginger-ale at room temperature.

 

3) Get fresh air.

 

4) Slowly eat saltine crackers.

 

5) Sip peppermint (decaffeinated tea)

 

6) Apply a few drops of peppermint essential oil mixed with a bit of coconut oil behind your ears and back of your neck.

 

7)  Suck on a peppermint mint or chew a piece of peppermint gum.

 

8) Drink plenty water and stay hydrated.

 

9) Eat smaller portions frequently throughout the day instead of 3 large meals.

 

10) Stay away from greasy fried foods. 

 

What are ways you found relief when you had morning sickness?

 

 

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I am so thankful that I never had morning sickness with either of my pregnancies. Great tips πŸ™‚

  2. A lot of these tips sound like things that would make anyone generally healthier! It’s a great list for morning-sick moms-to-be.

  3. My last pregnancy was horrible and I had morning sickness all 9 months and nothing helped. πŸ™ But usually eating crackers constantly helped. Also getting extra sleep helped me a lot.

  4. Oh man, I remember those days when no matter what you ate or didn’t eat, you got sick. Nice to see all your tips and ideas to alleviate that dreaded morning sickness.

  5. Morning sickness is just awful. I had good luck with saltines and ginger ale.

  6. I will definitely have to share this post with some friends who may need it – great tips. x

  7. These are great tips. I remember those days – and not fondly!

  8. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I wish I had known about the world of essential oils when I was pregnant! I was sick as a dog for all three of my kids!

  9. I had really bad morning sickness. My first was the worst. I couldn’t eat or drink anything without tossing it back up, which made me even sicker as I got dehydrated. You have some helpful ideas here.

  10. These are great tips. With my son I had little to no morning sickness but with my second child who we lost I had morning sickness from the beginning.

  11. These are some good ideas. I don’t miss that feeling at all! It’s good to have some remedies around.

  12. I had horrible morning sickness with my first pregnancy, but the other two, not so much.

  13. I had it so bad with my first, I though I was going to die! I wish I would have known about peppermint benefits back then. With the second, I was lucky enough to stay home during the whole pregnancy, I slept through most of the sickness.

  14. Peppermint is really helpful and getting proper rest also helps out tremendously. This is really a great useful list for ways to help combat morning sickness.

  15. Eat some protein – like lean meat or hard boiled eggs – before you go to sleep at night. Morning sickness seemed to be worse when my stomach had been empty for a long time. And/or eat some saltine crackers before you get out of bed in the morning for the same reason.

  16. Both my pregnancies were morning sickness ridden. Man, it was hard on me

  17. I am sharing this with someone close to me. Poor thing is miserable and trying to hold herself together at work but is still not telling anyone she is pregnant. Thank you for the tips

  18. With all of my six babies, the morning sickness got worse and worse with each one until I, too, was queasy every day all day until I got ravenously hungry and ate. Once I was done eating, the queasiness returned. I always sipped peppermint tea, and that seemed to help quite a bit.

    I do so hope that you and your new little one will both be healthy. I was so deeply troubled by what happened last year, but am joyous with hearing how well all is doing now. May God bless you all! Happy New Year!

    • Thank you so much for your kindness. God is GOOD! He knows what is best! His timing is ALWAYS perfect! Happy New Year to you and your family as well. πŸ™‚

  19. I hadn’t heard of the peppermint oil trick. I can see that one working though!

  20. I was really fortunate with all 3 of my pregnancies and was able to avoid morning sickness. These tips sound like effective options to fend it off and I’ll be sure to mention this to my SIL who is in the thick of it!

  21. Sucking on peppermint candies has always helped me. I had morning sickness with all my pregnancies but the absolute worst with #2 and #3 both girls. Nothing worked and it was agony. These sound like great options!

  22. I had terrible morning sickness with my second pregnancy. I remember having to take crackers with me in the car when I drove to graduate school in the morning.

  23. I had extreme morning sickness with both of my kids. Nothing worked for me and I had to stay home from work. I find that what made it worst was waiting too long in between meals.

  24. My morning sickness with my first child was terrible. I got so sick with certain things and then nose bleeds would follow after I managed to stop throwing up. I’m pinning this post to keep it handy for the next baby!

  25. I have used few of these tips for relief from the morning sickness during my pregnancy, where drinking a lot of water has helped me a lot. A short morning walk session with my husband also has helped mentally giving some relief needed.

  26. christina aliperti says:

    I had morning, afternoon and night sickness. I would wake up from a sound sleep to throw up. It was horrible. Thank goodness for tips like this that can help ease some of the nausea.

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