For my first trimester I counted myself pretty lucky, I only had mild nausea spells in the mornings… By being able to rest, eating mostly raw vegan diet and continuing exercising it felt very manageable. I know not everyone feels like they’re on a pink cloud but I thought I’d share what was helpful for me and maybe it’ll be helpful for you too!
Always travel with a bottle of water! And a snack.
I felt the most nauseous I’ve ever felt in transport, while I never feel car-sick, I certainly did now. Travelling with a bottle of water to hand and an apple/banana, some crackers and possible a healthy snack bar, all turned out to be life-savers for me.
Breakfast, most important meal of the day.
Although it was sometimes a struggle keeping anything in, especially in the mornings, I force fed myself a bowl of oats with fruit every morning. Your body is craving fuel and sometimes you think you’re feeling nauseous but you might just be hungry…
Juicing, especially with adding fresh ginger.
I read somewhere that ginger is a great natural remedy to nausea and therefor morning sickness! I love ginger and I know it’s not everyones cup of tea. Try adding a little bit of ginger at a time if you’re not into spicy foods.
Also green juices are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals when you’re finding it hard to eat. Make sure they are full of dark green leafy vegetables.
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Rest as much as you can!
“Even when you’re not sleeping, you are resting” is what my family used to say. It couldn’t be more true now. I find it hard to take a nap during the day but I do love to read a book or listen to a podcast. This also relaxes you, try not to watch tv or your phone during your time of relaxation. You can also try meditation or yoga for pregnancy which I both find very helpful to center myself.
Exercise, even when you only want to rest.
By going for a walk or breaking a sweat at least once a day, you make sure that you’re readying yourself for the birth of your child. If you’re not into weightlifting (which I struggle with at times) try using your body weight only by doing exercises like squats, press ups, donkey kicks etc.
Bye for now, from me and the bump x