I got published on About.com today! Pretty cool. They took out the reference to the place where I got the prenatals- but here it is: http://www.nomorningsickness.com
If you know of a sister, friend, wife, co-worker who has morning sickness, this article might help. The site I reference will help her too. Morning sickness is no fun- and there’s ways to get rid of it.
Here’s the article they posted:
How Many Times Have You Been Pregnant?
I have been pregnant twice. I have two healthy, growing boys.
What Symptoms Of Pregnancy Have You Experienced?
Early on in both pregnancies I experienced morning sickness, feeling sleepy and achy.
As the pregnancies went along, the need for sleep increased. I noticed hormonal changes, but not the way most women do. For me I became very forgetful and a bit slower in my energy.
Towards the end of the pregnancies, the need for increased sleep was consistent. The closer to the birth of the babies, the more I found myself going to sleep earlier.
Food cravings were minimal. My pregnancy food choices were as clean as I could get them. I think that helped me not have too many symptoms. Good vitamins helped too.
What Have You Tried To Cope With These Symptoms?
For both pregnancies, I tried to eat food that had as little sugar in them as possible. It was important to me to not have caffeine either. The less sugar and chemicals in the body, the easier your pregnancy should be.
I made sure that I ate a good amount of raw vegetables, fruits, and kept my protein intake high. The bulk of the vegetables helped prevent and ease any kind of constipation. The fruits helped with vitamins and the protein gave me strength.
Using high quality non GMO meats, dairy and soy gave the babies good proteins to grow with. I also made sure that I ate a lot of dark green vegetables for Vitamin K, raisins for Folic acid.
Since so much of the food we buy has been grown in soil that is nutritionally depleted (when compared to many years ago) I found that taking daily Folic Acid, along with a really good, chemically free Prenatal Vitamin helped get rid of my morning sickness.
In fact, the prenatals that the doctor gave me made me sick to my stomach. I found a high quality prenatal vitamin online and as soon as I started to use it, my morning sickness stopped right away. My friends who were pregnant at the time changed their prenatals- and they had the same relief from morning sickness too.
Red raspberry tea and either ginger tea or fresh ginger also helped with my pregnancy symptoms. At night, I made sure to take a really quality Calcium with Vitamin D mineral. That helped with leg cramps that would start if I was on my feet too long. Taking the Calcium at night works with the body so it absorbs easily.
I found that I would wake up refreshed after a good nights sleep.
- Take a high quality Prenatal Vitamin
- Be sure to get enough Folic Acid
- Ginger or Peppermint tea will help with some morning sickness
- Try to eat as little sugar as possible (read labels carefully)
- Do your best to not over eat. A growing baby only needs 100- 300k extra a day. Too much food can add to nausea
- Listen to your body. If you need sleep during pregnancy, sleep.
- Stay physically active during pregnancy to help keep your muscles strong, fluids moving through you and the baby. At minimum, walk daily.
- Drink plenty of water, plain water.