It seems like TV shows and movies make morning sickness cute. You know, those shows where the woman suddenly realizes she’s pregnant after she’s had to run into the bathroom to barf.
But the truth is, morning sickness isn’t cute. It can easily be all-day sickness and is caused by a blend of hormones, your body working hard to make a person, and your sharper sense of smell. Morning sickness can hit you anytime, even at inconvenient times like when you have to give a presentation and someone put on their perfume extra-heavy that day!
About 75% of women experience morning sickness during their pregnancy. So, we put together a list for you of some great morning sickness remedies and tricks!:
- Ginger! Anything from ginger ale, ginger snaps, and candied ginger to ginger tea will help you
- Eat small, eat often. A good tip is to keep a small snack like crackers by your bedside, so you can nibble on them before you get up in the morning. Plan to snack every hour or so and keep your snacks small.
- Try vitamin B6. This vitamin promises to reduce nausea and vomiting if you take it three times a day for three days
- Vitamins with food. Make sure that when you’re taking your prenatal vitamins, it’s with food. Even a cracker will help you avoid queasiness.
- Protein before bed. Try eating a protein-rich snack before bed, like string cheese or oatmeal.
- Getting enough iron in your diet is said to help with morning sickness. Foods like eggs, beef, and green leafy veggies are rich in iron.
- BRAT diet. If your stomach is really queasy, try the “BRAT” diet: it means only eating bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast.
- Hard candy. Try sucking on lollipops, especially ones made for morning sickness like Preggie Pops.
- Peppermint tea: it can calm a cramping stomach and intestinal muscles
- Sea bands (also known as acupressure bands)