Anyone who has ever been pregnant, more than likely, has experienced some form of morning sickness. Why they ever called it morning sickness, I will never know. It should more likely be called all day sickness, because it can strike like a villain at any time of the day or night.
From mild gagging to full on seasickness and vomiting, pregnancy brings with it nausea. There are some women, like my sister, who have absolutely no morning sickness and others, like myself, who spent the first 22 weeks of pregnancy praying to the porcelain gods.
I went to my source for revelations and polled Twitter. Here are some of the top cures for morning sickness that I found.
Lemonade, Lemon Drops and Lemons: I had NEVER heard of this before, but apparently a LOT of moms swear by lemons.
Altoids, Sugar Free Mint Gum, and Peppermints – Eating or Smelling: Peppermint typically is known for calming nausea.
Snacking All Day: This works because a lot of pregnant women get nauseous when they get hungry and since growing a baby is hard work, it expends calories, which makes it perfectly reasonable that staving off hunger would be smart move. Just make sure that you are making healthy choices.
Sipping Iced Tea: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure why this works, but many mothers said it worked for them. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s certainly worth a try.
Ginger, Ginger Ale, and Preggie Pops: The common denominator is ginger. Our moms used ginger ale to calm our tummies when we were children and sick, and now we can use it to calm our nausea from growing our own babies.
Graham Crackers, Saltines, Oatmeal, and Toast and Brioche: These are all filling, semi-bland carbohydrates that help squash our hunger and avoid the waves of nausea that come with it.
Seasick Bands: This one may make many of you chuckle, but if it werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t for seasick bands during my second pregnancy, I would not have been upright at all. I was in a constant state of nausea. It was a last ditch effort, after deciding again Phenergan.
What was your cure for morning sickness?
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