Thirty-seven weeks at my baby shower with my sweet friends, Kristin and Sarah.
As most of you already know, we are expecting our 3rd baby any day. So, morning sickness isn’t too far from my memory. I don’t know about you, but in all my pregnancies I’ve always experienced morning sickness. It usually hits me around 6 weeks and continues until at least 14-16 weeks. I don’t know who initially coined the phrase “morning sickness” as what I have experienced lasts all day long and through the night as well.
Twenty-two weeks pregnant with my broken foot and crutches playing putt-putt with my family. I was determined not to let it slow me down.
During this pregnancy I was extremely nauseous about 22 out of 24 hours of the day for the first 14 weeks. Then, it began to fade. I also broke my foot on the day I turned 14 weeks, so it might have been that my foot just hurt worse than the nausea. I did find a couple of things that helped give me a little relief that I thought I’d share with you in case they might be helpful. Also, I was recently introduced to Sea-Band Mama products which sounds amazing! I wish I had known about them earlier especially since they are drug free.
What I found to help with morning sickness:
•Eat small frequent meals throughout the day every 2 or 3 hours. I found that large meals didn’t settle well and if I allowed myself to get really hungry the nausea was worse.
•Hit the pavement. I know this sounds a bit crazy, but if I made myself push through the nausea and go for a walk it made me feel better. Of course, once I broke my foot this option was off the table and I really missed it. I found that I also had more energy when I was able to get out and go for a walk.
•Avoid spicy foods. Bland foods and bread seemed to settle best for me.
•The new Sea-Band Mama line, from the maker of popular motion sickness line of Sea-Band products, was developed for pregnant women, including drug-free morning sickness wrist bands and anti-nausea ginger lozenges – now available at CVS. (So wish I had heard about this earlier in my pregnancy! That’s why I’m sharing with you!)
As long as I’m sharing about my pregnancies I thought I’d let you in on my crazy cravings during this pregnancy. Usually, we eat very clean and healthy foods like fresh fruits, veggies, and lean protein. We eat very little boxed/packaged foods, fried foods, sugar, or white flour. Note, I said usually. None of those foods sounded good to me during the first 4 months of this pregnancy. Instead, I craved French Fries, yeast rolls, mashed potatoes, and cookies!! Once I got past twenty weeks, healthier foods sounded good to me again although I have to admit that the other cravings I have mentioned have also stuck around. Thankfully, I have still been very careful with portion control, which has helped keep my weight gain down.
If you are suffering from morning sickness or know someone who is, pass along this information about new Sea-Band Mama drug free anti-nausea wristbands and ginger lozenges available at CVS. For more information, make sure to take a peek at this YouTube video here or Sea-Band Mama facebook page here.
For more information about Sea-Band® Mama and to learn more about morning sickness visit http://www.sea-band.com/mama
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine.