Morning sickness often occurs from the 6th week to the 12th week of pregnancy and can be the worst part of the process for most women. The nausea and incessant vomiting are usually triggered by the increased amounts of estrogen you are producing while pregnant and your heightened sense of smell, according to fitpregnancy.com. Here are a few ways you can use food to help decrease or eliminate morning sickness.
Eat cold foods
Cold foods, like sorbet or ice-blended smoothie, are least likely to trigger your sensitivity of smell like hot food will.
Early morning nibbling
Having something in your stomach right when you wake up can help eliminate the nausea you feel as you start you day. Keep a baggie of a few saltine crackers on your nightstand that you can nibble on before you get out of bed.
Lemons are you best friend
Adding a squeeze of lemon juice to your water or having a few lemon candies (like Lemonheads) throughout the course of the day can help keep your stomach calm and keep the nausea away. The fresh smell of the lemon and its citrusy taste have a natural calming effect to the body and helps prevent an upset stomach. Even the smell of it when you feel sickness coming on can help decrease or eliminate the nausea, so burn lemon candles or keep lemon essential oil handy.
Pregnancy doesn’t have to be miserable. Learn to use foods to your advantage to help keep you feeling good and enjoy the nine months of personal time you have with your little one.
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