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Morning Sickness - Natural Tips

Posted by Catherine Daly on

Morning sickness in Pregnancy can be one of the worst experiences in this life. I am no stranger to it myself. With my first pregnancy I was sick from 5 weeks onwards. When I wasn’t sleeping I was still puking. But when you meet your bundle of joy you forget about it all. I was told though the First Pregnancy is always the worst but that is not true...

So since I really did want more kids I got pregnant again. But for as bad as the first pregnancy was the second was far worse.  Very sick again , It was normal to find myself making that frequent mad dash to the toilet anywhere from 6 to 12 times a day!

After baby number 2, I still wanted more kids… that is when my research really began and I found real food. I just couldn’t believe that women were meant to throw up all the nutrients they eat. It just seemed very maladaptive to be trying to grow a perfect little infant and not be able to nourish her properly. Don’t you agree?

After a lot of studying, and dietary changes, and work it was time to prepare for baby number 3. My fingers were crossed. There was only one way to know if all my efforts would actually save me from living with my head in the toilet. I had no idea how far I had come, and all I could do was hope that it wouldn’t be a miserable 9 months. But the difference was amazing!  I threw up maybe 12 times TOTAL, during my third pregnancy and I knew what I did wrong every single time.

 

So are you wondering how to go from throwing up 12 times a day to never again?

Tips for what to do to avoid Morning Sickness

Magnesium: The Morning Sickness Super Cure

Magnesium is probably the number one most important element to eliminating morning sickness. It works best if you plan ahead, and before getting pregnant you spend 3-6 months upping your magnesium levels. If it is too late for that, these tips will still be a tremendous help.

So how does it work?

“You’ve probably heard by now that cortisol (the stress hormone) can cause weight gain, but did you know that’s because one of it’s main functions is to increase blood sugar? Yep, excess cortisol in your system takes your blood sugar through huge spikes and crashes, resulting in fatigue and nausea (aka morning sickness).

Normally, magnesium balances cortisol levels by cleaning the excess from our blood. BUT – Pregnancy hormones inhibit our ability to absorb magnesium! This can lead to a vicious cycle in which excess stress hormones cause nausea, which causes stress, which we can’t fully remedy because the very thing we need we can’t fully absorb, and then you get this → Ugh!”

Magnesium is absorbed best transdermally, although orally is still beneficial. I did both throughout my pregnancy. You can use epsom salt or magnesium oil in the bath, or do a nightly foot soak. Personally I prefer the magnesium oil, like this. I also took it orally. Thisis the best kind I have found.

 Fermented Cod Liver Oil 

Aside from the sun, Fermented Cod Liver Oil is the best source for vitamin D. It is also a great source of Omega-3’s and vitamin A. Vitamin D is essential for proper absorption of magnesium. And the healthy fats will help with balanced hormones. It is cheaper per serving to use liquid FCLO, but if you can’t stomach the flavor then it is also availableencapsulated.

 Quality Prenatal Supplement

There can be a lot of issues when trying to choke down prenatal supplements. Some even bring on the nausea, leaving you wondering if trying to take them makes you worse off. I’ve tried several. I finally found these, and loved them. Not only did they not make me lose my lunch, but they actually did their job and kept me from becoming anemic. They are a raw prenatal, with all natural ingredients.

Believe it or Not

Sea Sickness Bands, The little white plastic ball on the band is supposed to be like Acupunture. It purchased these and found these great. So kept them on me all the time till after 12 weeks

Ginger

Have you ever heard of soda being used to cure nausea? Well, guess what? It’s true… errr… or use to be. If you make soda he way it was originally made then it could be a tremendous help for calming morning sickness. And guess what it uses ginger! So you get soothing bubbles, and lightly fermented ginger that will help keep that mummy tummy calm. You could also try making a ginger tea

Raw Carrots

Raw carrots are awesome! I’m sure you’ve heard they are great for healthy eyesight, but did you know that they are also great for healthy hormones? Raw carrots help clear excess estrogen from the body. So, by eating raw carrots you can help keep your hormones stable and avoid morning sickness. During my third pregnancy I ditched the crackers and snacked on raw carrots when I felt queasy, and it really did help! 


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