I recently wrote about the wonders of acupuncture for preventing morning sickness. Seriously, it’s changed my life and made the first two months of my current pregnancy so comfortable and pleasant. Compared to my last pregnancy and the horrible all-day sickness I had for the first trimester, that’s nothing short of a miracle.
At an appointment with my acupuncturist Hannah earlier this week, I mentioned that I feel fine when I wake up in the mornings, but after I eat, I feel nauseous for 10 to 15 minutes, then it goes away. I’ve been eating either a bagel or toast because I thought bland food would be best on an empty stomach.
Turns out, the choice of food was my problem. Hannah said I should be eating something easier to digest like oatmeal, an omelette or congee, rice porridge. I replaced my bagel with oatmeal for the past three mornings, and that small change completely eliminated my nausea. I was blown away that such a small change could make such a difference!
What about you? Have you found any morning sickness tips worked for you?
P.S. If you’re feeling sick throughout the day or at night, that likely isn’t morning sickness; it’s a sign of depletion. In other words, your body is struggling to supply the nutrients it needs to create a baby. You might want to see an acupuncturist, functional medicine doctor, nutritionist or other specialist to get support. You don’t need to suffer!