First, I must share the ugly truth: there is no cure for morning sickness. This is not to say that the tips I will share will not help.
And I am not just saying that so you don’t click out of this post because you want something that will stop your morning sickness right away!
This is to say that no ONE tip will help throughout your ENTIRE pregnancy.
Therefore, you may need to try a few of these morning sickness remedies to figure out which one works best for you.
In this post, I will share all the items that helped me cope with morning sickness, and I hope they will be helpful for you, too!
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Best Morning Sickness Relief for the First Trimester!
1. Unflavored Seltzer Water (Carbonated Water
During my morning sickness phase, unflavored seltzer water became my best friend!
The seltzer always had to be cold, and the more bubbles it had, the better it was for me. Before pregnancy, I did not enjoy seltzer water as it had no taste. If I wanted a soda, I could always drink a Sprite.
However, during pregnancy, the sugar in soda created a thick saliva that made me feel nauseous.
So, to save money, I bought this machine on Amazon that made carbonated water for me, and it worked wonders! I highly recommend it to anyone experiencing morning sickness.
2. Smoothies & Natural Juices
Whenever I couldn’t bring myself to eat, I would ask my partner to make me a fruit smoothie. The cold drink helped me a lot.
Additionally, I would purchase freshly made juices during work hours to ensure I got my nutrients in when food wasn’t appealing.
But remember, get juices you actually enjoy (not just because it’s healthy) so that you don’t make yourself nauseous, and drink them slowly so you don’t throw up!
3. Ginger Tea
I found Ginger Tea to be helpful!
I had heard about ginger’s benefits in relieving morning sickness, but I didn’t like its taste until I was desperate enough to try anything.
One day, my sister brought me a ginger tea that she enjoyed, and it felt like a magic drink! The tea helped my nausea disappear in no time.
I used to drink it mainly in the evenings, as my morning sickness peaked during that time. This is the ginger tea that I drank.
4. Eat In Small Amounts But Often
When you’re feeling nauseous, it may seem difficult to eat, but in reality, an empty stomach can actually make you feel sicker. Therefore, it’s important to try to eat something, particularly something healthy, to alleviate your symptoms.
5. Saltine Crackers
6. Keep Snacks With You At All Times
As I previously mentioned, the likelihood of throwing up increases when your stomach is empty.
To prevent this, it’s a good idea to carry some snacks you enjoy, such as fruits, cookies, crackers, or sandwiches. This way, if you start to feel a little hungry, you can eat something right away and avoid upsetting your stomach.
7. Stay Away From Your Triggers
This means staying away from smells, foods, or places that make you want to throw up or remind you of throwing up!
Check out my post ‘Morning Sickness: What to Expect’ to find out what were some of my triggers.
8. Don’t Take Prenatal Vitamins on Empty Stomach
Prenatal vitamins may make you gag with or without eating.
Have you seen the size of those things!
However, having some food may make it so that you don’t actually throw up because of the pill and water on an empty stomach.
(You can also check out my ‘ Best Prenatal Vitamins for Pregnancy’ post if want to try a liquid or gummy prenatal instead of a pill.)
9. Peppermint/Ginger Candy
10. Essential Oils
Essential oils are an excellent natural remedy for morning sickness. You can use them by adding a few drops to an oil diffuser or applying it to your wrist to inhale the scent.
There are four essential oils that work wonders for morning sickness:
1. Peppermint Oil – Peppermint oil can quickly alleviate nausea and improve symptoms.
2. Fennel Oil – This oil can relax your digestive tract, thereby preventing and relieving nausea.
3. Ginger Oil – Ginger works great for nausea and motion sickness.
4. Lavender Oil – If your nausea is caused by anxiety or physical pain, lavender’s relaxing properties can help soothe your symptoms.
It’s important to remember that you should never ingest essential oils.
11. Preggie Pop Drops
It’s important to remember that your body is working hard to grow a baby. As a result, it could use some extra rest to recover from all the hard work.
Furthermore, if you push yourself too hard and become overly tired, your anxiety and stress levels may increase, which could cause you to feel nauseous and vomit.
Therefore, it’s essential to give yourself permission to rest and prioritize your well-being.
While getting enough rest, avoiding triggers, and incorporating natural remedies can effectively reduce symptoms, the important thing to remember is that morning sickness is just a phase that will soon pass, and it won’t last forever!
I know it feels like it will.
I hope this post was helpful to you!