Every family deserves non-judgmental compassionate support on the life-changing journey of welcoming a new baby. Shore Grace Family Wellness provides in-home services to help nurture and strengthen families on the Eastern Shore as they transition into life with their new little ones.
Whether you're looking for a supportive doula, wishing there was someone you could turn to for marital adjustments, or looking to improve your holistic health, we are here to meet your family with Love, Grace, and Unbiased Support.
March 20, 2019
There I was. Hanging out the passenger’s side of my husband’s car with the door open praying to God we would make it to class on time. This baby I was carrying was barely 8 weeks old in my womb and yet it was running my entire life. Where I went, how fast I walked, what I ate, if I made it to class or not; and if I made it to class, how long I could stay. Whoever called it “morning sickness” was sadly mistaken. This. This was full on all day everyday god-awful nausea.
According to the APA (American Academy of Pediatrics), nausea in pregnancy occurs in about half of all pregnant women. That’s right. 50% mommas! It is also one of the most common symptoms for pregnancy. If you find yourself with your head hanging out someone’s window, you may find these next 4 tips for beating the woozy bug a day saver, literally.
Peppermint tea or oil can help calm feelings of nausea in pregnancy. Diffusing peppermint oil with lavender may also provide relief and relaxation.
Putting a light snack on your stomach like fruit, pretzels, crackers, or nuts can reduce symptoms. Eating every 2 hours along with staying hydrated. Can’t hold food down? Try ice or ice chips (if you have a ROFO or Sonic near you, take it from me, their ice chips are bomb)
If you find yourself struggling to stay hydrated consult your provider. You may be suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and may need additional help to make sure you and your baby are getting the nutrients needed.
I don’t know about you but growing up my folks thought ginger ale was the catch all healing drink. Especially for anything stomach related. They weren’t exactly wrong. Ginger is known to help digestion and reduce nausea. Try boiling it with lemon for some ginger tea, snacking on fresh ginger or ginger snaps (one of my favorite anti-nausea snacks), or, well, go ahead and drink the ginger ale.
Taking a moment to pause before rising out of bed or getting up to fast from a seated position. Slow your walking pace during the day and give yourself more time to get where you are heading. Chewing slowly can also help with digestion and ease the nausea spells.
If you are currently struggling with nausea, hang in there! Some women report decreased symptoms in the second trimester. For now, hopefully these tips help out
Our Mission is to provide families with wraparound services that empowers and nurtures them in their new family dynamics. We want our families to be confident and comfortable in their new parenting roles. Whether you're looking for a supportive doula, wishing there was someone you could turn to for marital adjustments, or looking to improve your holistic health, we are here to meet your family with Love, Grace, and Unbiased Support