According to the American Pregnancy Association, more than 50% of women battle morning sickness. Say thank you to your hormones. It usually only stays for the first trimester and leaves by week twelve. It is the most common symptom of pregnancy in the early weeks, nothing like a big welcoming into motherhood! Even though they call it “morning sickness” it can last throughout the day and at night too for some women. It can make you nauseous and it can make you throw up. You can take comfort in knowing that morning sickness is a good sign of placenta development and there are some ways you can relieve your pain. Trust me I have been there with my first pregnancy and five months of constant throwing up. Nothing like sitting in the middle of a board meeting and having to run out of it while everyone stares. First trimester is usually the most difficult because you're keeping your pregnancy a secret but experiencing so many debilitating symptoms by yourself. Don’t worry there are many ways to battle morning sickness and keeping most of these remedies on hand can make a world of a difference.
Morning sickness is difficult. Many moms experience food aversions preventing them from eating healthy. There are ways such as soup and juicing or making smoothies to get those vitamins in. Remember not to feel too hard on yourself and acknowledge that it is okay. Many moms go through this and you will get through it too. Stay strong Mamas and Congratulations on your pregnancy! :)
What are your favorite ways to battle morning sickness?
Mothers, Fathers, & Birth Professionals