I struggled a great deal with morning sickness, or should say all day sickness with my first pregnancy. It was horrible because all I wanted to do was eat but as soon as I did I was making a trip straight to the bathroom for a love making session with the toilet (okay, I'm being sarcastic but you get the idea) I wish I knew back then why I had such a hard time. Morning sickness or nausea is caused by those lovely hormone changes that your body is going through. There could also be a vitamin deficiency, issues with low blood sugar, different smell triggers, stress, and even anxiety! Another interesting thing is that morning sickness is really common with your first child if it's a girl and also if you are pregnant with more than one bundle of joy. The good thing is once you make it through your first trimester, the second trimester is where you start to feel like your usual self again. There are several different things that can be done to help get you through those first twelve weeks.
Make sure you stay hydrated. Some women say that they can't keep water down however you can try popsicles (natural if possible). B-6 vitamins can help as well. These can be taken to help reduce or even stop that feeling of nausea and vomiting. Raspberry leaf, peppermint, and anise teas are known to help as well and they are safe to drink during pregnancy. Also,try to avoid artificial sweeteners because they can cause upset stomach. If you find that your morning sickness and nausea are too much, also reach out to your health care provider. I tried the Raspberry leaf and peppermint teas and the B-6 during my last two pregnancies and I can say that it did help out a lot. Something as simple as a change in diet can make all the difference in your pregnancy. It may not be easy because there are some things that we are all so used to doing. However, you and your baby are worth the change. This journey through pregnancy into motherhood is something special, something to be cherished. Remember, you've got what it takes and most importantly you are not alone. Until next time! Sending you peace, love, and light!