15 Ways to Ease Morning Sickness

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If you are expecting you might experience a little morning sickness every now and again. Or if you are like some, it might be a non-stop feeling on nausea for the first few weeks of pregnancy (this was me for ALL my girls!). Below are some ways to ease morning sickness, and help you get through it!

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it can be hard on a woman’s body. Some woman have no morning sickness at all, and others are sick non-stop their whole pregnancy. Regardless, in the end, you get to bring a beautiful bundle of joy home! I am here to help try and relieve that morning sickness with these tips below.

Tips to Help Ease Morning Sickness

  1. Eat Often: This is a big one, making sure to snack often is imperative. As soon as you get up, eat. Try to eat something small every thirty minutes to an hour. It can be a cracker, piece of cheese, nuts, whatever you can tolerate. Eating often will help reduce nausea.
  2. Protein Foods: Try and eat protein foods, nuts, meat, cheese. These will help curb nausea, and be good for your baby to have.
  3. Carbs: If you find that you can’t seem to get nausea to go away, eat carbs. Potatoes, bread, and so on. For some reason, carbs help tremendously in some women on slowing down nausea.
  4. Ginger: Eating ginger candies, drinking ginger ale, ginger tea, all of these can help. Ginger can help calm an upset tummy and by sucking on a candy or drinking tea can help soothe your stomach.
  5. Jolly Ranchers: This is one that a lot of expecting moms say to do, suck on Jolly Ranchers or other sour and sweet candies. The tartness helps a lot! They also make all natural hard candies meant for morning sickness you can suck on as well, similar to a jolly rancher.
  6. Drink: Make sure you are drinking enough water, this is a big one. If you get dehydrated that alone can cause tummy discomfort.
  7. Lemons: It has been said that sniffing a half of a lemon can help reduce nausea. You can also add lemon to your water!
  8. Speak Up: If your husband’s cologne is making you nauseated, tell him! Don’t sit in discomfort non-stop because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. You are so sensitive to smells and popcorn, bacon, cologne can all make you feel sick. So just speak up to try and lessen the morning sickness for you.
  9. Find Foods You Can Tolerate: If you find food that you can tolerate to eat, then make sure to keep it on hand. Some women only can eat a few things the first few weeks of pregnancy, and that is okay! Just eat what you know won’t make you sick.
  10. Cold Foods: Eating colder food over hot, seems to be calmer on pregnancy bellies. It tends to go over better. So grab a string cheese, salad, cottage cheese, or fruit to tide you over.
  11. Eat Before Bed: Make sure you eat before you head to sleep. This will help you not get so hungry through the night. If you wake up and feel famished, make sure to eat something small.
  12. Loose Clothing: Don’t wear things that are super tight around your belly, that can trigger morning sickness. So make sure you have maternity clothes on that are not pushing on your tummy.
  13. Relax: If possible when you are feeling very ill, lay down. Making sure you get enough rest is essential. So even if you can’t fall asleep, kick your legs up and take a break. Sip on some water and watch television or read a book.
  14. Distract Yourself: Try distracting yourself when you are feeling sick. This can help lessen the extreme nausea feeling. Go for a little walk, plan a design for the nursery, whatever can occupy your mind.

Prenatal Vitamins: Making sure you take your prenatal vitamins is so important. For some women, it can help lessen the morning sickness, and get you feeling more like yourself. But, it will provide nutrients to your baby when maybe you can eat much, or you are limited to three different foods.

Some women no matter what they do are sick their entire pregnancy; I hope that is not the case for you. If you find that you can seem to get relief, talk to your doctor. He can provide you with tips or even a medication to help.

27 comments

  1. I am so thankful that I never experienced this with either of my pregnancies. My poor sister in law had it for the entire time she was pregnant with my niece :(

  2. I was so sick with morning sickness both times I was pregnant. Funny thing is though, it was as if it was all in my head. My first pregnancy, I found out the first day I missed my period, and was sick from that day on for three solid months. The second time, I didn’t find out until I was well into my second month, and the day I found out I was sick from that day forward, until my fourth month. It was awful. These are all great tips!

  3. This are great tips! I only had it with my third from about 6-18 weeks but never vomited. I did twice feel my food try to come up. Gingerale helped a lot and I did sick on hard candies too. Crackers as well!

  4. Oh yes it’s been well over 14 years since I’ve had to deal with morning sickness and I had it really bad with my last baby. I pretty much live for the entire pregnancy on Jolly rancher’s and mashed potatoes because that was all I could pretty much handle .

  5. Great tips! I used to get so sick when I was pregnant. Eating Greek Yogurt was the only thing that helped me in the mornings!

  6. These are great tips! I was lucky and didn’t get much morning sickness when I was pregnant but I’ve had some friends that really had a rough time with it during their pregnancy.

  7. Pregnancy can be hard.. especially the morning sickness part. But it will be worth it! I agree with these tips – these are so helpful.

  8. I feel lucky to not have experienced morning sickness when I was pregnant with my twins. I think this is a great guide especially for first time mothers.

  9. These are great tips! It was terrible when I first experienced it while I was pregnant with my eldest. I think you eventually get used to dealing with it, but that doesn’t mean it’s all good though.

  10. With my first I had none, so I was so blessed but with my youngest OMG it was bad for the first few months. I found that gingerale did help me some, I even kept a case of it in the fridge at work lol

  11. Ginger really helps me with nausea as does lemon so these are both great foods to eat or drink to help you feel better. Morning sickness must be hard x

  12. Great tips. I had a friend who would keep a snack by their bed for the morning. When they awoke feeling nauseous they could eat and drink this little snack to help ease their morning sickness.

  13. I’m yet to have a baby but am in the process of trying, so will definitely return to this post if I suffer with morning sickness. My mom told me she didn’t really feel sick at all, so I’m hoping to follow in her footsteps!

  14. I had such horrible morning sickness with my son. Even the thought of certain foods or scents would bring it on! No one was allowed to even say “onion” around me! Sour candies worked really well for me.

  15. I had morning sickness from 5-32 weeks. It was awful. My husband did have to stop wearing his fave cologne. Eating often did help.

  16. i had severe HG during my pregnancies and the only thing that really helped was giving birth. i used to mentor women during pregnancies and often suggested some of these.

  17. Oh my gosh! This post is really what I need! I really don’t feel well these past few days, actually several weeks now because of my morning sickness. Thanks for the tips!

  18. I only had very minimal morning sickness with my two, Praise Jesus! I cannot imagine the mothers who have to deal with it way worse than I did. These tips are all so good!

  19. These are some great tips!! Some of these I didn’t even know. I luckily never had morning sickness and felt great throughout my whole pregnancy. My friends were not so lucky.

  20. I fondly remember not experiencing hardly any morning sickness with my first child, but I definitely did with my second and third pregnancies. This one was the worst! Sadly, hardly anything helped – even preggie pops. :(

  21. I have never been pregnant nor have any kids but if I ever do, I am sure my morning sickness owuld suck. But then again I hear of a handfull of women that never got morning sickness. I guess it is all depending on the person.

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