Morning Sickness sucks, try this

For the first 14 weeks of my pregnancy with Oakes, I unluckily had morning sickness. Or as I called it, all-day sickness. It started around week 6 and I was just miserable. I even remember telling my husband, “This is the only child you are going to get.”

I did a lot of reading and internet scouring to see what helped other women but ultimately just started trying anything that I thought could give me relief.

I tried eating small meals and nibbling on crackers but the literal thought of eating a saltine made me cringe. I also tried sucking on sugar-free lemon drops but often just had to spit them out because I couldn’t stomach them.

Eventually, I had enough of the heaves and made a trip to Target to find something that would work. Here is what I purchased:

I’m sorry to tell you that I don’t have a magic cure for morning sickness.. I never tried Preggie Pops or Sea Bands but a combination of the items above did give me windows of relief so I could get through a work day.

I found that real Ginger was in fact very soothing on my upset tummy so taking Ginger capsules a few times a day and sipping on Ginger Ale was my go-to. When my stomach was settled, I drank Vitamin Water, ate applesauce cups and cinnamon raisin toast. I tried to stick to the BRAT diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. So, just minus the bananas and rice..

In the first trimester of my pregnancy, I had to fly for work twice (BARF) and I lost a total of 15 pounds! It was tough but if you are in the same boat I was, give Ginger a try. Ginger ANYTHING, as long as it’s real and not artificial flavoring. RIP to the numerous Big Mac’s I thought I could handle and ultimately threw up..

Please share below what worked for you and your pregnancy, you never know what could benefit another mama out there!

-L

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