When do you get morning sickness
Morning sickness is a very common problem in your first trimester. It will affect many of you, and there isn’t much that can be done about it. Morning sickness can be caused by a drop in your blood sugar level, so try to eat four to six small meals throughout the day. This is especially important before and after your workout.
Morning sickness tips
Many of you will experience morning sickness in one form or another. This should pass as you progress to your second trimester, but there are some things that may help you through it now. Ginger helps calm the stomach. Yes, gingersnaps have ginger in them! You can also try ginger tea.
SALMON WITH LEMON PESTO
A healthy feast for you and your baby
By the second trimester, it’s likely that your morning sickness has subsided and you now find yourself hungry all the time. Constantly, ravenously, indiscriminately hungry. While it’s tempting to eat any and all things that loom on your horizon, a little discretion now will pay dividends later on. This salmon dish is low in fat, high in protein, and just bursting with the essential fatty acids that help your baby grow healthy brain and skin cells. As an added bonus, the lemon zest can alleviate your old friend constipation, and the new bane of your life ,water retention.
Makes 2 servings
2 salmon fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon garlic-lemon salt
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon sugar, honey, or maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pat the salmon fillets dry and set aside. To make the pesto: In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend to a smooth sauce. Place the salmon fillets in an oiled ovenproof glass pan. Spread the pesto over the fillets. Refrigerate, marinating for 30 minutes. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm. Brush the salmon with any leftover pesto before serving.
THE ANCIENT ART OF ACUPRESSURE
And other nausea-relieving strategies
There are all kinds of tricks to reduce nausea out there, some more effective than others. But if you’re subsisting on a diet of dry crackers, peppermint tea, and candied ginger and you still feel terrible, maybe it’s time to try something new.
The traditional Chinese technique of acupressure has been shown to relieve nausea and vomiting in some pregnant women. It’s easy to do and perfectly safe. Here’s how: Using the tip of your thumb, press on the inside of your arm, about 3 fingers’ width from your wrist crease. If it feels a little tender you’ve found the spot. Hold this pressure for a count of 10, then rest for a count of 10. Do this 6 times, or simply maintain the pressure until your nausea starts to subside. Depending on the severity of your morning sickness, you might also consider the options below.
Acupuncture: This therapy operates on the same principle as acupressure, although as it uses needles it’s more invasive Studies have shown that acupuncture can relieve or reduce the symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum (severe pregnancy vomiting that leads to dehydration and requires hospitalization) in some women.
Extra vitamin B6: 50 milligrams of vitamin Be twice a day has been shown to relieve nausea. You can buy this at your local natural-foods store or pharmacy, but talk to your doctor before self-prescribing.
GOLF-BALL FOOT MASSAGE
Hit nausea with a hole-in-one
Golf-ball foot massage. It sounds so hearty and active. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. This great treatment starts off with a wonderfully fragrant foot soak containing mandarin essential oil, known to relieve all kinds of stomach upsets, including morning sickness. And rolling your foot over a golf ball will pep up even the most tired of toes.
You can purchase golf balls quite cheaply at your local sporting goods store, a quick foray into which may make you heartily glad that pregnancy allows you to eschew all that unnecessary athleticism.
You will need:
Mandarin or tangerine essential oil
A large, deep bowl big enough for your feet side by side
2 golf balls
Put 6 drops of the essential oil in the bowl and fill it with warm water. Put the bowl on the floor in front of a comfy chair, with a towel on either side and a golf ball on each towel. Soak your feet for a few minutes. Take your left foot out and roll the golf ball over the towel using the arch of your foot. Then, switch feet. Add more warm water to the bowl as it cools.
If you’re suffering from more extreme nausea, use spearmint essential oil instead of mandarin or tangerine. (I don’t recommend that you use peppermint essential oil during pregnancy, as it’s too intense.)
Remember, essential oils are powerful substances, so treat them with respect, especially when you’re having a baby. They should always be diluted, never be applied directly to the skin, and never be ingested.
Optional Video :How to Deal with Morning Sickness