How I avoided Morning Sickness
With my first pregnancy my morning sickness was brutal. All day, every day and well past my first trimester. It had been over 6 years since my last pregnancy and since then I had really dived into the world of fertility and pregnancy nutrition helping clients get pregnant and have healthy pregnancies. So this time, with all this new knowledge I didn’t have the first time around I had a much, much smoother pregnancy – including no morning sickness! This is what I did:
I started taking Magnesium Calm several months before getting pregnant to make sure that my magnesium stores weren’t depleted and once I got became pregnant I started with 400mg and moved to 600mg of magnesium glycinate every night before bed (it’s also supposed to help with sleep but I did go through a period of uncomfortable pregnancy insomnia towards the end).
I found that well timed protein intake was key. Starting the day with protein instead of carbs made a huge and immediate difference. No one really wants to prepare a protein rich breakfast first thing in the morning when they’re feeling nauseous, carbs are so much more appealing. The key is being prepared. I tried my very best to make sure I always had hard boiled eggs so I could grab one first thing in the morning and I noticed a huge difference on the days I started my days with eggs so I made it a habit. Hard boiled eggs can smell funky so if you can’t stand the smell have someone else boil and peel a big batch for you. Keeping your protein intake high throughout the day also helps with morning sickness and again- meal prep is your best friend. Make sure to have things like nuts, cheese and chicken on hand to add to your meals and snacks (especially a high protein right before bed snack!) and keep some nuts by your bed to have when you get up too pee in the middle of the night.
50mg of vitamin B6 with every meal. Works like a charm if you take it consistently.
Any other tried and true tricks that helped you avoid morning sickness? Please share them with us!