Wow has this pregnancy been different. Like, WAY different. I never got sick with Smalls, unless you count that time I walked past the guy smoking and dry heaved…but I’m not sure that actually counts. This time around? I’ve been nauseaus for the past 25 weeks. Awesome, right?
That being said, I’ve tried just about everything to “cure” my nausea. And I mean EVERYTHING. I am so sick of being sick. I have found that there are a few tried and true solutions that have helped me deal with the nausea…at least enough to function.
The first thing I reach for when I’m starting to feel a bout of nausea coming on, I reach for my oils. I always put peppermint in my diffuser along with a little bit of lemon to help curb that nauseas feeling. DiGize in a capsule and on my stomach also helps, although as baby has grown, I’ve had to rely on just a capsule more and more. I also apply Ginger EO to the bottoms of my feet and slip a pair of socks on.
Peppermint has long been known to help settle tummy issues, and DiGize contains a blend of oils that help support healthy digestive function-it works for just about any type of tummy trouble. Ginger is known to reduce nausea, as well.
Young Living makes a wonderful supplement called Ningxia Red. At first I thought it was an energy drink (don’t freak out)-so I was hesitant to try it while I’m pregnant. But I spoke to a number of oily friends who swore this was the ONLY thing that helped to cure their morning sickness. The first day I tried it I was kicking myself for waiting so long. Nausea GONE. And it does give me a bit of energy-without the caffeine and additives, but it’s not going to keep me awake.
I do notice that if I forget my Ningxia Red now I feel foggy and not quite right. I love the stuff.
As I said before, ginger helps nausea, and it makes sense that ginger ale would help as well. I found that this worked for me for about 15 weeks, but now it has the opposite effect. Oh, well. This was a nice solution while it lasted. Look for a ginger ale with real sugar, not an artificial sweetener.
Recently, I had a girlfriend tell me about papaya enzyme, and as long as I catch my nausea BEFORE it’s full blown, this helps tremendously.
What do you do to help your nausea?