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Tips for beating morning sickness

I’m now in my 24th week of pregnancy and feeling great! But this wasn’t the case during the first trimester of my pregnancy when I had morning sickness and felt very tired. Being a nutritional therapist I thought I would get off lightly with any pregnancy symptoms but this wasn’t the case!

I admit I found it difficult to eat healthily all the time during the first trimester but I figured that because my diet was healthy most of the time a few bowls of chips (my weakness) weren’t going to do any harm!

I found that a good pregnancy multivitamin and mineral and some liver support helped with the tiredness and the sickness. I also found the following helped greatly:

  • Eating little and often – even if you feel sick do try to eat something. As soon as your blood sugar dips/you have an empty stomach, the nausea can come on. Having something to eat as soon as you wake up such as a cracker or an oatcake can help with the sickness first thing in the morning.
  • Sea Bands – these are bands you wear on your wrists which work on a certain acupuncture point and can help reduce the nausea. I wore these during most of my first trimester (Amazon sells them).
  • New Chapter Ginger and Honey Tonic (from a good health food shop).
  • A course of acupuncture.

Thankfully I don’t feel sick at all anymore and my energy levels are brilliant. I am making sure my diet is as good as it can be (with the odd treat of course) and I am on a good supplement plan. I’m now making the most of my time before the little one arrives in November!

Find out more about pregnancy and nutrition and contact us to make an appointment at one of our London nutrition clinics.

Kim

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