Remedies for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

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There are some pregnant women who breeze through pregnancy without ever experiencing morning sickness or nausea. And then there are the rest of us.

During both of my pregnancies, the morning sickness came on strong when I was about 5 weeks pregnant and lasted well into my second trimester, at which point acid reflux took over until I delivered.  It was absolute hell.

While every pregnancy is different, and different things work for different people, these 5 foods were my rock stars during those nauseating months and served as fantastic remedies for morning sickness. 


Remedies for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Always make sure to run any diet changes by a doctor or medical professional (which I am not). 



1. Hot Water with Lemon

hot water lemon morning sickness remedies

Staying hydrated is super important throughout pregnancy. It’s also super important if you’re sick of vomiting. Thus, staying hydrated while experiencing morning sickness during pregnancy is an absolute must.

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Personally, I found drinking water to be a challenge during the first trimester. I had trouble drinking anything, to be honest. Hot water with a fresh slice of lemon was about all I could keep down. 

If you’re experiencing morning sickness, keep a mug of hot water with lemon nearby throughout the day. Sip slowly and sip often.



2. Grapefruit

morning sickness remedies pregnant grapefruit


I didn’t discover how amazing grapefruit was as a morning sickness remedy until my second pregnancy. It quickly became my daily breakfast (as well as my snack, lunch, or dinner on some really rough days).

The fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C are also great for you and your growing little love bug, which is an added bonus. Like most fruits, grapefruit has a high water content that can help keep you hydrated.

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3. Fresh Ginger

ginger for morning sickness pregnancy

Have you ever seen pregnant women toting around a can of Ginger Ale? Chances are, you probably have. And there’s a reason: ginger is known to help settle the stomach.

If you’re looking for a morning sickness remedy that isn’t a soda, give some fresh ginger a try. Add it to your mug of hot water with lemon, or trying grating it into dishes (Asian-inspired stir fries with veggies, for example).



4. Saltine Crackers

saltine crackers for morning sickness during pregnancy

Not a health food by any means, but these crackers are probably one of the most commonly used remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy. They are simple and bland, so you can snack on them slowly without upsetting your already-sensitive stomach.

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One thing that can make morning sickness worse is having a completely empty stomach, so keeping these crackers on hand will help keep something down during the day.



5. Watermelon

remedies for morning sickness watermelon


Fresh melon is wonderful if you’re experiencing morning sickness.

With its high water content and simple-yet-sweet taste, watermelon, in particular, will help keep you hydrated while preventing your stomach from being completely empty. 



Which  foods were your heroes during morning sickness?




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  • Reply Laila Laurson

    This is a good post! When I was pregnant with my son I ate Ice pops to help! Thank you for sharing! ?

    August 19, 2017 at 4:13 am
  • Reply Ebony

    I was one of the women with every symptom lol. These are great tips, never considered watermelon. But i kept saltine crackers.

    August 20, 2017 at 5:56 am
  • Reply Emily

    oh, i’ve never heard watermelon. Ginger saved me.

    August 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Jiya B

    This is great list. I use to had morning sickess I use to wear Sea Band on my wrist. It helped me a lot. Thanks for this handy list.

    August 21, 2017 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    I’m 6 weeks into my first pregnancy. I will try all of these to help me with my morning sickness. I hope it gets better. Thank you for the tips.

    August 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      *Hugs*, mama. I hope they help you feel better. That phase really is the absolute worst. 🙁

      August 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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    August 25, 2017 at 7:58 am
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      August 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Linda Foster

    Mashed potatoes, potato chips replaced my saltines couldn’t stand the crackers after a while. I liked a think ruffles type or prinkles. Steak the protein helps fill stomach and stayed there awhile. Granny smith apples. And protein boost shakes, make sure they are cold and shake them up good. I would even sniff lemons to help me feel better. Good luck, I feel for ya Its hard to be excited when your sick. i was sick for 6 months with all 3 kids. But fast labors.

    August 26, 2017 at 3:29 am
    • Reply Kaity

      It’s so crazy how everyone’s a little different when it comes to what helps, isn’t it? I wish I had been able to keep steak down during my morning sickness period of pregnancy. I certainly did in the later months. 😉

      August 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

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