What is the mantra? “It will all be worth it in the end.” Instead of puking, you’re getting puked on. Seems like a fair trade.
Statistics say 70% of women experience nausea while only 50% actually vomit with pregnancy and the term “morning” is a bunch of bull because I personally know people who are sick all day, everyday for their entire pregnancy.
So what can you do?
- Always keep a full tummy. I’ve heard of people taking a few sips of juice during in middle of the night (when you get up to pee 59 times), even have a snack. However, eating saltine crackers before your feet hit the floor in the morning is a problem solver for most.
- Ginger. Drink a glass of ginger tea or ginger infused water first thing in the morning. Ginger is a natural stomach soother which is why it helps.
- Stay Hydrated. Mild dehydration can make you feel sick even when you’re not pregnant. Add in “growing a human” into the mix of daily activities, hydration is quite important.
- Graze. Not like a cow in a field of grass, but in the kitchen! Eat 4-6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals. Hunger brings on nauseousness.
I’m lucky enough to not be in the “actually vomit” percentage, but the extreme nauseousness makes me want to vomit about 99% of mornings. I have noticed a huge difference if I eat dinner at 5pm and don’t eat a bedtime snack and the other times when I eat dinner and then a snack. I still feel blah, just not as bad.
Just remember Mama, this too shall pass and it will all be worth it in the end.