Morning Sickness Survival Tips from an Experienced Mom

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Morning Sickness can be the Bane of Existence

For some newly-pregnant women, morning sickness can be the bane of their existence. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the women that is never plagued by pregnancy-related nausea, consider yourself lucky. If you are experiencing it, never fear. I survived morning sickness and you can too.

My doctor always told me that for women who even get it at all, morning sickness typically goes away around the end of the first trimester, but some women have it throughout their entire pregnancy. And after much whining on my part, he confirmed that contrary to its name, “morning sickness” can happen at any hour of the day, as it did for me.

Survival by Trial and Error

I survived morning sickness by trial and error. Luckily, although I had morning sickness with all three of my pregnancies, I was fortunate enough to have only gotten physically sick once or twice. However the nausea was extremely frustrating and I tried numerous things to battle it until I found one that worked well for me.

It definitely hit me in the morning, so I would keep the old standby, saltine crackers, next to my bed. I’d set my alarm for 30 minutes before I had to be up and I’d literally shove a few crackers in my mouth, chew and then take a swig of water to quickly wash down what had then just turned to mush. After that, I’d go back to sleep, giving myself enough time for the crackers to settle my stomach. I admit it was pretty gross, but it worked.

Saltines in the Morning

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