Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a "sponsored post." The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Nausea is something that almost every woman experiences during pregnancy. Morning sickness can arise in the afternoon or evening, it is not restricted to just mornings. You can curb nausea with a few simple tricks to make the first trimester of your pregnancy more enjoyable.
Smell Something Fresh
Your sense of smell is definitely intensified during pregnancy. Once a scent gets into your nasal cavity, it is difficult to get rid of it. Try smelling something fresh like a fresh cut lemon, crushed fresh mint or a freshly cut apple. Fresh scents will help settle your stomach as what you are smelling is not confused with multiple aromatics at once.
Ginger is known to help settle the stomach. Some women have issues with taking prenatal vitamins in the morning as they can cause nausea. One thing that you can do is combine the two and create a great tasting juice or smoothie that includes ginger and bananas. It is hard to keep food down during the first trimester, so using ginger-infused drinks just before and after eating is ideal.
There is an option from Premana that combines fiber, prenatal vitamins, iron and DHA into a powder packet, called Premana Essentials +DHA. The powder packets are one serving and can be added into any drink, especially an energy boosting smoothie to deliver nutrition, flavor, and energy to your body. The powder has a refreshing citrus flavor to it and has no chalky after-residue.
Choose the Right Liquid Temperatures
This may seem odd, but some women become nauseated from the temperature of a drink. Your cold drinks need to be ice cold and hot drinks need to be steaming. Anything in between is likely to leave your stomach feeling a little queasy.
Staying hydrated during pregnancy is a must. There will be times that you just can’t keep anything down, not even plain water. To make sure you don’t get dehydrated, let ice chips dissolve in your mouth so that it will settle your dry throat and stop you from gagging from the dryness, which leads to stomach nausea.
Take it slow with foods in the mornings during the first trimester of your pregnancy when nausea is more frequent. Stick to liquids until your body is woken up and ready to accept food. Although you may feel very hungry, your stomach may reject food. It is also a good idea to eat what you have the taste for so that it is not rejected by your ever-changing body.
How did you curb nausea during your pregnancy?