8 Ways to combat morning sickness – Wild Nutrition USA
8 Ways to combat morning sickness
 
 
 

8 Ways to combat morning sickness

 
 
Pregnancy nausea, also known as morning sickness, affects about half of all pregnant women and far from being confined to the morning, can actually occur all day.
 
Here are some simple tips to help reduce the symptoms and manage nausea if and when it arises.
 

1. Keeping your blood sugar balanced


One of the most important steps you can take to reduce your nausea symptoms is to eat little and often. This will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable which will support hormone balance. Eating the right kinds of foods will also help, so include healthy proteins and fats.
 

2. Choosing a full spectrum pregnancy supplement


It can be a challenge to get enough of the necessary nutrients during pregnancy but these nutrients can help to mitigate morning sickness and support your recovery. Our Food-Grown Pregnancy supplement provides hormone-balancing nutrients such as zinc and magnesium to help with your nausea as well as a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are required for you and your baby. This also includes 400ug of naturally occurring folate.
 

3. Getting enough Vitamin B6


Vitamin B6 will support hormonal balance while helping to regulate your blood glucose. Eat foods containing vitamin B6 such as biodynamic turkey, chicken and beef, avocado, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. You can also supplement with Food-Grown® Vitamin B6 20mg per day, which is suitable throughout pregnancy.
 

4. Sipping fresh ginger tea


Ginger can be very useful to reduce the feeling of nausea. Grate fresh ginger into hot water and leave to infuse for 3 minutes before sipping.
 

5. Taking Apple cider vinegar


A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 250ml of hot water can also be very helpful. Ensure you use organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’.
 

6. Avoiding dehydration


Drinking enough is a challenge when you’re either feeling or being sick. Try your best to maintain your fluids by regularly sipping water, herbal and ginger teas. A useful tip is to consume a variety of seasonal soups as this will help your nutrient intake while increasing your fluids.
 

7. Food sensitivities


If you know you are sensitive to certain foods, this is certainly not the time to be eating them. Remember what worked for you prior to pregnancy and try to implement this if it helps to ease your symptoms.
 

8. Before your feet hit the floor


Always keep some food by your bed such as some oatcakes, which can be eaten before you get out of bed in the morning. This can help to reduce the morning nausea by supporting your blood sugar.
 
For more on your nutritional health during pregnancy, discover Henrietta's 'Your pregnancy nutrition guide' or look out for my next article 'Is it safe to take Omega 3 during pregnancy?'. You can also call 01273 477898 to speak to one of our Qualified Nutritional Therapists.