Combat Morning Sickness With Tips From Real Moms

Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle

Relieving Morning Sickness

Only half of women experience morning sickness and, for most,  it lasts only through the first trimester. For many it may linger to the evening hours. If you’re like me, then it’s 24/7 for many months. If you’re wondering how to get relief, try a few of these easy fixes and see what works for you.

Stay Hydrated

It’s always important to drink plenty of water.  However, during pregnancy it is essential to your health and the health of your baby.  Drink 8-10 cups per day.  Try to avoid caffeinated beverages that can dehydrate you.  I like to keep a water bottle with me for sipping throughout the day.

Eat Breakfast Before Getting Out of Bed

I tried saltine crackers,  grilled chicken and (with the advice of a friend) found that peanut butter really helped.

Healthy Snacks

Keep healthy snacks on hand at home and on the run. Some of my favorites are:

  • Low fat yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Pasteurized Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Crackers
  • Fruit
  • Granola bars
  • Apples
  • Bananas

When you’re really having a rough time, try these:

  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Saltines crackers (first thing in the morning)
  • Peanut butter (before bedtime)
  • Plenty of protein
  • Bland, non smelly meals (I loved baked potatoes and mashed potatoes)


Most of us would rather just lay in bed, however, exercise can really help with your morning sickness.  The biggest struggle is that first step.

  • Taking a walk outside and getting some fresh air seems to help quite a bit.
  • Thirty minutes of cardio most days is a terrific way to relieve stress and stay fit making labor and delivery easier.  Here are some great ideas for cardio during pregnancy:
    • Take a long walk and get some fresh air
    • Biking (until your balance makes this difficult or unsafe)
    • Swimming
    • Light weights (2-3lb)
    • Prenatal Yoga/Pilates

All pregnancies are different. Always check with your physician before beginning any diet or exercise regimen.

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