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5 Ways to Help Nausea/Morning sickness

Posted on November 30, 2009
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I’m just sayin’. ????

1. Eat whatever you’re craving. It’ll usually make you feel better. Even tacos at 12:30 a.m.? Yup. I know from experience.

2. Graze all day. Isn’t that GREAT advice? :)

3. Stay hydrated. Water can be so nauseating, so it helps to squirt a bit of lemon juice in it. Also helps to drink it ice cold. Or drink iced tea, juice, or milk.

4. Noodles. In small quantities though, or it starts making you sicker.

5. Stay out of the kitchen as much as possible and don’t be browsing cookbooks and cooking magazines… even if it means not updating your cooking blog for quite awhile. ????

These are all, of course, my own opinions and what worked/is working for me. I have friends who eat crackers like crazy, but I’m never in the mood for plain crackers. If you have your own tips, please leave them in a comment below! We need all the help we can get during this phase, don’t we? And if you’re not pregnant right now, maybe you’ll want some of this info for in the future. :)

On another note, thanks alot for the emails from you readers, wondering if everything is ok and saying you’re missing the updates. I’m hoping to keep this site up a bit better now and hopefully slip in some holiday recipes yet this year. One that I’m planning to do is my mom’s cranberry salad. Hopefully I can make it like she does… it’s one of those I-don’t-really-have-a-recipe-for-it Mom specials. It is oh so good!


31 Responses to “5 Ways to Help Nausea/Morning sickness”

  1. Liz on November 30th, 2009 10:08 pm

    And then everything makes sense… =) (as to why this site got neglected).

    Big congrats. Still excited. Can’t wait.

  2. Twila on November 30th, 2009 10:27 pm

    A big WOW and congratulations to you!

  3. Rina on December 1st, 2009 1:31 am


  4. Twila on December 1st, 2009 6:26 am


    I thought maybe that was why we hadn’t been hearing from you. Hope you feel better soon.
    I don’t really have any tips, I never got very sick, and hopefully I won’t need any tips…my baby is 14!

  5. Sharon on December 1st, 2009 6:41 am

    oh YAY! To new babies and more posts on this site now. :-)

    For my last two I felt better when I stopped taking my prenatals. And B6 maybe helped. But you’ve got good tips–especially the what-you’re-craving one! (chicken salad sandwich)

  6. Jolita Miller on December 1st, 2009 7:05 am


  7. Arla on December 1st, 2009 7:14 am

    Ah! Even as I hoped for you. The silence was getting looooong, and the day before your folks came up for our Thanksgiving dinner; I thought of this. So proud of myself, because since I’m on the other side of babies and it’s grand babies instead I don’t think of who is or might be pregnant.
    Praying that all goes well for you.

  8. Amy on December 1st, 2009 8:35 am

    Thrilled to the tips of my toes! I echo Arla (except even more intensely) Praying that ALL goes well! God Bless, Amy

  9. Amy on December 1st, 2009 8:37 am

    sorry above post has wrong website address…

  10. Katie Mast on December 1st, 2009 9:34 am

    I have been missing updates on your site. But i sure understand now. However i never got sick with my 3 kids. I just ate what was in site. that explains all the weight gain. grrrr. Enjoy this special moment, cuz it passes all so quickly. My baby is now 11.

  11. Katrina on December 1st, 2009 9:43 am

    Congrats and aha!
    Hope the sicklies go away soon! Mine usually last time just about exactly 14-15 weeks. I never found a solution, sometimes some things worked and other times it was something else. Thoughts to you!

  12. Janice on December 1st, 2009 10:19 am

    Wow, I’m so happy for you! Been there, done that! My last one, it helped to ‘graze’ on whatever tempted me, which was bland foods. Dry breakfast cereal (not highly sweetened) seemed to be a good choice.

  13. Rosalyn Landis on December 1st, 2009 11:39 am

    Congratulations!!!! I hope all goes well for you. I’m looking forward to your holiday recipes.

  14. Monica on December 1st, 2009 11:39 am

    So happy for you! I bet your girls are excited. I can certainly identify with those “sick” feelings!!! Hope it will pass quickly for you!!

  15. Jo on December 1st, 2009 3:01 pm

    You already know how excited I am. :-)
    I didn’t have “morning” sickness till my last pregnancy. And then I discovered that a lot of it was probably sugar lows, not morning sickness. But it always made me feel better to eat whatever I was craving at the moment—just a little bit! I craved grits a lot with Ariana. ???? Dare you to try that!
    I have a cousin who (when she was pregnant) once woke her husband in the middle of the night & made him go to the store for a specific brand of chocolate milk that she just HAD to have. I don’t recommend doing that very often… ????

  16. Carrie on December 1st, 2009 3:13 pm

    ha! love this post….and your unique style of getting the word out! ???? crazy girl. i remember eating tons of cereal, and whatever else i found appealing…usually not much. and, oh, still so excited for you all!!!!!!

  17. Shannon H on December 1st, 2009 3:46 pm

    Well, I just had it last spring, but I have no tips. I just remember those days of laying around, wondering if it would ever end. It will, one of these days! :) Praying all goes well!

  18. Dawn Landis on December 1st, 2009 6:53 pm

    Congratulations! I had not checked in on your site for a while and I’m glad I just did! Wishing you the very best!

  19. Amber on December 1st, 2009 7:41 pm

    Congrats to you!! The prenatal vit. made me sick, so i took chewable childrens’. Much better! Hope your next months go well for you!

  20. Michelle Fisher on December 1st, 2009 9:23 pm

    Congratulations! :-) I’m just about out of this phase and am so glad…. hope your time in this phase passes quickly.

  21. Kay on December 1st, 2009 9:47 pm

    Thanks for all the happy congratulations! :) This was really interesting. Now it’s my turn to comment…

    Sharon and Amber, so the prenatals can be the culprit? How important are they? (maybe you could ask your doctor husband that, Sharon). I’ll have to try the kid’s chewables (how many did you take, Amber?), then I can fight along with the girls over the red ones “cuz they’re the best”. :)

    Twila and Arla, you guys actually thought of this?! Wow, you’re good!

    Janice and Carrie, oh yeah, I eat lots of ceareal and amen on the not too sweet ones.

    Monica, the girls are elated!!! Lexi asks questions that make me tip-toe between an answer that will satisfy her but yet not make good gossip for her fellow 1st-graders! I’ll spare you the details, but I’m often glad we’re in the privacy of our own home when my girls start talking! :)

    Jo, I haven’t craved grits yet, and uh, sorta doubt I will. :) Wow, that’s quite a story about the wife who sent her husband out for choc milk!!! Poor guy!

    Thanks for all the other tips, like Katie’s ‘eat everything in sight’ and Katrina’s ‘no solutions, some things worked sometimes and other things other times’. And if there are any other brilliant tips, keep adding them! :)

  22. Judy Martin on December 1st, 2009 11:42 pm

    congrats! i found that if i drank orange juice every morning i didnt get sick. my hubby would deliver it every morning b4 he went to work. it worked wonders!

  23. Mom on December 2nd, 2009 12:27 pm

    Wish I was there to give you a hug (or aren’t nauseated ladies into hugs? Don’t know because I never got sick!) and tuck you into bed and take care of your house and girls. AND dance a jig with your girls!! I could also answer some questions, because I answered plenty from you! So happy and hopeful!! mkg

  24. Bobbi on December 3rd, 2009 9:30 am

    Congratulations on another blessing!

  25. Donna on December 3rd, 2009 11:29 am

    Sometimes I wish I was still having babies.
    But,alas those days are long long gone.
    I am utterly happy for you.

  26. Rene on December 4th, 2009 8:06 am


    Congratulations!! With my son (who will be 20 this summer – I know summer is far away but it’s only 2 degrees here today so I like to think about it) nothing really helped too much except staying cooled off and not moving too much. At about 12 weeks or so I noticed I wasn’t sick anymore and I was infinitely happy!!

    Take care of yourself and can’t wait to see the new addition to your family.



  27. Randy Ross on December 6th, 2009 6:17 pm

    Congrats! I read your blog periodically for some yummy recipes—I thought I would respond to your morning sickness post because boy oh boy do I have morning sickness too! Here are some things that help me.
    buy prenatal vitamins without iron until you get through this and take them at night. I buy he GNC brand–you can order them on line or buy them at GNC if it is close to you
    Crystal Light lemonade really helps a lot
    Suck on sugar free sour candy (they are called ice breakers and can be found at check out in many different flavors)
    Eat protein with every meal (egg, cheese, yogurt, meat, beans, nuts)
    So far these things have eased the nausea a bit. I can’t wait for it to go away!

    Take care and I can’t wait for you to return with some more yummy posts!

  28. Sandra on December 7th, 2009 2:02 pm

    Congratulations!!!Oh I hope your sickness goes away!!I had lots of nausa!!I am very excited for your new addition coming…praying everything goes well!~Sandra

  29. Keturah on December 7th, 2009 3:05 pm

    Hi from Montana! I’ve been stalking your site for a few years now and never commented before. Thought maybe this is whats keeping you away! Prob. because I just went through this myself, For the fifth time now! This was the first time that lemon water helped so much. Idrank gallons of it. with tepid water though, not ice cold! I have a bad case of gestational diabetes though so I cant eat just whatever and whenever I want. Looking forward to more updates!

  30. Bernice Wagner on December 8th, 2009 3:13 am

    I am so glad you are back! It’s so neat to see the bonding you and your girls have and I so enjoy your recipes with your good directions. I like recipes that have ingredients I have in my cupbord. God bless you and your husband on your journey as parents, with a new one on the way!Bernice Wagner

  31. Linda Beachy on December 9th, 2009 10:20 pm

    Congratulations! It’s a good thing Kelsey read your blog again. She said it’s sounds like you’re gonna have a baby. After looking at the blog I decided the same. The nausea I can identify with very well. I took b-complex and that seemed to help some (not enough). Be sure to take with food. I needed to eat often and gained a lot of weight. sigh. Eating did help for a bit. Hope you feel better soon and things go well for you.