Morning (sometimes evening) sickness often plague pregnant women, vomiting and nausea is such a vicious cycle. Sometimes the only way to manage it is through medication but here are some tips that I collected over time on how to manage morning sickness.
Before I go on, I would like to say that please don't take these words like a medical advice, the best place to get a medical advice is through your primary care or someone in that field.
1. Check your Prenatal Vitamins
One thing I remember for sure what switching my prenatals made a difference for me, the gummies so far makes me less prone to nausea. Ask your provider if you can switch yours or you can even get them over the counter.
2. Dietary Change
Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables (dark green leafy specially), and unrefined carbohydrates. I tried to balance my carbohydrates with protein. Minimizing fats, fatty food, dairy, sugar, spicy or greasy food. You should still watch that your blood sugar won't get too low, and get your iron levels checked as well.
Ok honestly, I'm giving some minor dietary change, some people may need to talk to their nutritionist but in the end this stage too will pass but I do remember about just trying it all and having a food diary helped me pin point what worked and didn't (it also made a different to finding out which food give my squish gas after he was born and I was nursing).
Suck on lemons, or make infused water. Don't use the fake lemons.
Hydrate. I couldn't say that enough, drinking water saves sanity. If you can't stand plain water you can make infused versions or you can also try coconut water.
4. Body work
Whether its acupuncture, chiropractor, massage or something just make sure you go to the ones that specialized or have training on working with pregnant women, nausea makes it already tough to get out and about, going to someone who knows what they are doing is work it.
5. Teas and Tisanes
Ginger tea or ginger beer (non alcoholic type) works miracles according to a lot of people but some of us can only tolerate ginger in small doses. Peppermint and raspberry tea is a common trend but you can also try Anise, fennel seed, chamomile, rosemary, thyme, verbana, lavender, catnip and dandelion.
Speaking of dandelion, have you guys tried Teecino? I brew it like coffee and I honestly think it was so much better than coffee (this is coming from a coffee snob). And no they didn't pay me to say that, I just remembered how i loved them.
I would say that Homeopathy would be my first step before going on the medicine route. We have one locally, if you are looking for one, she's on my resource list (Whidbey Homeopathic) :D or you can message me so I can connect you two.
Do you have any additional tips?