Finally conceiving after a miscarriage is probably one of the most precious blessings I and my husband have ever received in our marriage. Pregnancy is an exciting milestone in the life of a being a woman. Well, it is both exciting and scary in the sense that you do not really know what you have to deal with in the coming months. However, it is always best to stay positive and expect the best.
If you are someone who is planning to have a baby or a first-time mommy-to-be like me, you are probably wondering how other women in the world are dealing with their pregnancy. Well, pregnancy is not an all-fun journey, it includes those things that are not very pleasant to deal with like nausea, back pain, cramps, discharges (sorry if tmi), and all the not-so-good stuff that comes with it.
I am currently on the fifth month of my pregnancy and I could not be more thankful to finally have jumped over the dreaded nausea hurdle. I am one of those moms-to-be who are so lucky to have experienced all-day sickness for the first trimester in their pregnancy. But do not despair! Based on some information I have read, most moms should actually start feeling better starting at the 12th week mark. Unluckily, I am one of those mommies who experienced it for over 12 weeks, 17 weeks to be exact.
Anyway, if you are reading this, you are probably searching for tips to alleviate nausea and/or vomiting. I would be listing below the best products and helpful tips that worked or at least alleviated my morning sickness. Everyone pregnancy is different so it is still best to consult your OBGYN before trying any products.
Pink Stork Morning Sickness Tea
This thing is truly God-sent. I would have not survived my first trimester without it. I was very dehydrated after being hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness) at around the 8th week of my pregnancy and this tea helped me get rehydrated fast. It is made of pure organic ceylon tea which is technically a black tea, but they use a special process to make it caffeine-free so it is safe for pregnant moms. It also contains bits of organic ginger which is popularly known to effectively help with nausea. Also, it has a pleasant peach flavor that covers up the not-so-pleasing ginger smell. It can be drank hot and cold, but I have always liked as a hot tea.
Pink Stork Morning Sickness Spray
If you are thinking I was paid by this company, I was not. I just believe that they do create effective and safe solutions for moms who are suffering from morning sickness due to pregnancy. My husband was actually the one who discovered Pink Stork on Amazon, he was so desperate that he purchased different products that may help to alleviate nausea and vomiting. So this product is one of the best alongside with their tea. I am not sure if it was just psychological, but it really reduced the intensity of my morning sickness. Each bottle contains pure organic magnesium which are harvested from the Dead Sea in Israel. It claims that it contains five times more magnesium than other magnesium sprays available in the market.
Up to now, I still use it as a go-to relief whenever I feel bouts of morning sickness. I also noticed how it works wonders in improving the quality and length of my sleep. Before bed, I spray and gently massage it in each sole of my feet. I also put some virgin coconut oil to add warmth and comfort as I sleep…and voila, I am getting at least eight hours of quality sleep each night.
Now this is maybe a no-brainer, but getting enough nutrients actually helps you and your baby when you are suffering from nausea and vomiting. It was one of the most important things you could do to be assured that you and your developing baby is not deprived of nutrients while you are dealing with morning sickness, especially if it involves vomiting. I know some women might have a hard time swallowing pills or that they could not keep anything down. I also did not like the size and smell of my prenatals, but thank God I managed to take them daily.
Lime or Lemon Drink
Most women suffering from morning sickness say that lemon water helps. Well we did not have lemons in the fridge that time so I opted for limes instead. I slice one or two limes and squeeze them in a glass, add water, and some honey to taste. Aside from the morning sickness tea, this has been my lifesaver when I could not even keep water down.
Small Frequent Meals
During my first trimester, I did not have much appetite and when I did, I would just throw everything up afterwards. Thankfully, I am so lucky to have a great husband who cooks for me during my pregnancy. He made sure that I am eating frequently throughout the day. I also read that you should eat small portions about six times everyday to avoid heartburn. I usually eat granola bars and saltine crackers in the morning, and drink fluids in between meals.
Wait at least two hours before lying down after you eat
This tip is something that was suggested by my doctor. Waiting at least two hours after eating helped me avoid having any more heartburns during the first months of my pregnancy.
Okay, this thing did not really have an immense effect on decreasing my nausea. It might not have worked for me but since every pregnancy is different, I am still listing it here because it might work for you.
The products and tips mentioned above are just some of the many solutions I tried that actually worked for me. Morning sickness with or without vomiting is indeed one of the most challenging stage of pregnancy, but thinking about the wonderful blessing of becoming a mom is totally worth all the aches and pains of this journey.🌸