Morning sickness and the early signs of pregnancy …
Dealing with morning sickness is something that most pregnant mamas have to do. And it sucks. But pregnancy and morning sickness are like chocolate and peanut butter, Rachel & Joey, hamburgers and french fries…they just go together (usually) but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable.
I actually didn’t have morning sickness with my first pregnancy and thought “OMG pregnancy is EASY!” Yeah. Then I got knocked upside the head with the puke stick with Emersyn and THAT was when I had a whole new appreciation for mamas with morning sickness and learned that morning sickness at night happens too!
Oh those pesky early signs of pregnancy and all those other early pregnancy symptoms.
Be gone with you!
In this video, I give you 5 really effective ways to get relief from morning sickness. I wish I had known about these when I was pregs because these things just aren’t talked about and I have no idea why.
Feel better mama!!
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Transcript from Video:
5 Ways to get relief from morning sickness.
Morning sickness is one of the early signs of pregnancy …
… and there are a lot of theories on how morning sickness starts and why getting nauseous is one of the early pregnancy symptoms, but honestly who the heck cares, right?
When you have morning sickness, all you care about is getting relief. So here are some ways you don’t have to let the early signs of pregnancy and morning sickness keep you down:
1. Get magnesium on your body stat. The thinking behind this is that when you’re pregnant the hormones block your absorption of magnesium which helps your body tone down the huge spikes and crashes of blood sugar when the early signs of pregnancy are starting to show themselves.
If you’re not down with Magnesium oil (watch the video to learn more about magnesium oil as one of the morning sickness remedies), then take a nice warm bath in Epsom Salt, use a half cup to a cup of Epsom salt and hang out for 30 minutes. Ahhhh … I’m getting relaxed already!
2. Eat frequently. Keeping your blood sugar constant is huge in reducing your nausea. (darn those pesky early signs of pregnancy!)
3. Foods rich in B6 include chicken, turkey, beef, pork, salmon, tuna, bell peppers, spinach, green peas, yams, broccoli, asparagus, turnip greens, and properly prepared peanuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, hazelnuts, and lentils. Note: Vitamin B6 degrades when exposed to heat, so prepare these items at the lowest temperature possible.
Foods rich in B12 include sardines, salmon, venison, lamb, beef, shrimp, scallops, yogurt, and raw milk.
Or just take B6 or B12 supplements- they also have preggypops (lollipops which have b12 in them) that might help some of the morning sickness hit the road.
4. Eat lots of protein- the reason why is that your body uses cholesterol to help your body make the hormones needed to keep your baby growing and developing. Meat and healthy fats contain the vitamins, fats and proteins needed to keep your pregnancy going without a hitch.
5. Eat before you get out of bed. Cheese apples bananas or nuts are great options to keep your blood sugar from plummeting —even eating when you wake up in the middle of the night could help your morning sickness.
Most of us have some morning sickness as one of our early signs of pregnancy.
Hope this was helpful!