A common occurrence during pregnancy (ESPECIALLY the first trimester!) is nausea and vomiting, AKA morning sickness. The common misconception is that morning sickness takes place only in the morning considering the common terminology. Unfortunately, morning sickness can be any time of day and can last for a mere few minutes to all day and all night!
There are even some women that can develop ‘hyperemesis gravidarum” which means the nausea and vomiting can be so severe that they may require anti-nausea medication or even a constant flow of fluid via IV. Comedienne and actress Amy Schumer has ben very open and public about her struggles with “HG” during her pregnancy (first pregnancy for the newlyweds!)
“I have not had an easy pregnancy. I have hyperemesis, which I’d never even heard of,” she noted to the crowd during her 2019 Netflix special, Growing. “It’s extreme nausea and vomiting. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, it’s that. I’ve had that every day for five months…” -Amy Schumer
We’ve collected some helpful tips and snacks to help through those rough times!
Here are some drinks that might soothe your tummy: Water, Ginger Ale/Tea, Peppermint Tea, Chamomile Tea, chocolate milk, frozen Gatorade ice cubes or ice pops, Pickle Juice
Here are some vitamins/supplements to replenish: B6, B Complex, Zinc, Magnesium, try taking your prenatal vitamin before bed to sleep through any negative side effects, ask your Dr. if they feel a change in your prenatal is right for you!
Here are some easy comfort snacks to peck on when you can: Sour candies (Warheads, Sour Patch Kids, Lemonheads, etc), Saltines, Peppermint stick, Watermelon, Peanut Butter Crackers, Almonds (unsalted or lightly salted), Oatmeal (room temp), Jello, Green Olives, Frozen Grapes
Good luck ladies and remember that this is just part of the process 😊.