These 10 natural remedies for morning sickness were the only things that got me through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The first trimester of this pregnancy had me feeling so weak and sick, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through! I must have Googled, ‘pregnancy nausea relief’ and ‘how to get rid of nausea during pregnancy’ at least a million times.
Eventually, it turned into desperation. “How long does morning sickness last?”
At the end of the first trimester, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. I was excited to see if my exhaustion and nausea would dissipate, or if I was one of the unlucky few who suffered throughout the entire 9 months.
Thankfully it’s gotten a lot better. It was a reality check though, for sure! When I was pregnant with my first son, I didn’t have any morning sickness whatsoever! It’s crazy how different each pregnancy is.
Of course, it’s important to take care of your body during pregnancy, even in the beginning. It’s best to eat well, stay hydrated, exercise, and get plenty of rest all the time, but even more so once you know you’re expecting.
There are tons of articles similar to this one, full of products and recommendations for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. Some of them were very helpful! Others – not so much.
To be honest, most of them sounded like they were full of natural remedies for morning sickness, but in actuality, the majority of tips consisted of common sense advice like “stay away from things that stink,” or “don’t eat spicy food.”
So, after narrowing down what actually worked to keep morning sickness at bay (for me), I thought I’d make a quick article that doesn’t beat around the bush or waste your time. I’ll leave the common sense tips for everyone else.
If you’re looking for a few natural ways to stop morning sickness in early pregnancy, I have you covered!
Of course, it’s always important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Nausea is extremely common in early pregnancy, but I want to make sure you get the care YOU need. Everyone’s body is different.
10 Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness
Yes Mama, lemon! For me, it was mostly the scent of fresh lemons that eased my stomachache. Occasionally I’d add a lemon slice to my hot tea, or even just to my ice water!
Give it a try! You’d be surprised just how well it works. Your nose is super sensitive during pregnancy, and citrus has a very strong scent that can mask any other unpleasant smells in your house.
Peppermint helped my morning sickness quite a bit! While my stomach was doing somersaults and I felt like vomiting sometimes, it was mostly headaches and just a general “icky” feeling that bugged me almost nonstop during the first trimester.
Peppermint tea was helpful, along with applying peppermint salves to areas where I could continue smelling it throughout the day. Peppermint is good for nausea, and it’s wonderful for headaches!
You’d have to live under a rock to not know that ginger is ideal for easing nausea. You can ingest it in a variety of ways! You can grate some fresh ginger and pour boiling water over it to make a ginger tea, purchase or make ginger chews, or give ginger root capsules a try.
In total honesty, I really don’t like ginger very much, but I can’t deny that it made me feel a lot better. I made ginger tea a few times and got addicted to ginger ale for a couple of weeks. I don’t recommend that one though. If you can, try to opt for a healthier option. Soda is horrible for you!
4. Eat Often
This tip may seem a little lame, but I noticed a huge difference once I started eating well. If you can’t tell, I love food. But as a work-from-home mom with a crazy toddler, I often forget to eat until the day is half over.
This isn’t healthy behavior, especially when you’re pregnant. And whether you feel hunger pangs or not, it’s important to remember to eat several small meals throughout the day. Nourish your body and you’ll be far less likely to feel nausea or morning sickness.
5. Pink Stork Products
I don’t have any sort of deal with Pink Stork, they aren’t sponsoring this article. I genuinely just LOVE their products. In fact, I swear by their fertility tea! I can’t say it will work for everyone, but I got pregnant the very first month we started trying while drinking their fertility tea 2-3 times a day.
6. Crackers or Pretzels
For whatever reason, crackers and pretzels were amazing for my morning sickness. Eating a small handful of either of these would ease my stomach and make me feel much better in a matter of minutes. It sounds so simple, but it was magical!
7. Staying Propped Up While Sleeping
You don’t have to sit up too far while sleeping, just prop the top half of your body up enough to ease your tummy. This is a trick I used a lot during my first pregnancy as well. I had such bad acid reflux and heartburn during that pregnancy, that it made me dread sleeping. This will help with nausea as well.
8. Breathing Exercises
Breathing deeply and slowly got me through some very bad times in the first trimester. I would feel like I was on the verge of losing my lunch, but instead, I would close my eyes and slowly breathe. It helped a ton!
Don’t believe me? Give it a try! Nausea is not always something you can control at all, but in some cases, you can calm yourself down enough to push it off.
My bag of dried chamomile was my best friend during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes just taking a big whiff of them was enough to make me feel better.
My favorite thing to do was make chamomile tea with a bit of honey. It was delicious and it made my stomach feel better every time! Even better, if I had a headache, it helped that as well.
10. Stay Hydrated
Okay, yes. I’m sorry! This one is a common sense. But to be fair, I found it to be highly important when it comes to battling morning sickness and nausea.
I thought I was drinking enough water, but after I got pregnant, my “normal” amount just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I seriously had to add at least 3 more glasses a day, and once I did, I found myself feeling sick far less often.
Did you suffer from morning sickness while pregnant? What natural remedies worked for you? Let me know in the comments below!
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