Where my nauseous, first-trimester mamas at?! 🤰🤢 After sharing a roundup of a typical day of eats during my first trimester, many of you wrote me and said you were similarly suffering with that nasty “morning” (but let’s be honest, it’s really 24/7) sickness. So today I wanted to share a few of my favorite foods to quell the nausea and get in key nutrients for pregnancy.
In addition, here are a few overall tips for eating to reduce nausea:
1️⃣ Choose cold vs. hot foods ❄️
2️⃣ Choose bland foods that don’t have a strong odor 👃
3️⃣ Eat small meals, frequently 🍽 Both being too hungry and too full contributes to nausea.
4️⃣ Try nausea-reducing ingredients like ginger or peppermint which can be enjoyed in dishes or as tea 🍵 Keep in mind though that they can also increase acid-reflux if you’re suffering from that too.
5️⃣ Take your prenatal at night before bed if you find it makes you nauseous – much easier you sleep through nausea than feel it all day long! 💊
6️⃣ Don’t stress too much about not eating the “right” foods 🌿 There will be plenty of time for broccoli in the 2nd and 3rd trimester 😉 Nutrient needs aren’t increased much in the first trimester and your prenatal will cover most of them. As long as you’re not losing significant amounts of weight, you’re good mama 👍
Hope these tips help if you’re struggling ❤️ The good news is that nausea during pregnancy is totally normal (about 70% of women experience it) and for most women it goes away sometime between 12-16 weeks. For me it subsided around week 15. For more prenatal nutrition guidance, check out @plantbasedjuniors Predominantly Plant-Based Pregnancy Guide .
What foods did you turn to when you couldn’t keep anything down? 🍓