When I was pregnant with my daughter, I regularly bowed down to the porcelain throne. Every morning, like clockwork, I would succumb to the nausea that had been plaguing me since I woke up and relieve my stomach of its contents. But there was actually a plus side to this. The minute I was done getting sick? My nausea was 100 percent gone. I felt absolutely perfect and could carry on with my day. But those first few hours in the morning? I wanted some morning sickness remedies that didn’t involve the toilet.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, morning sickness affects over 50 percent of women and begins around the sixth week of pregnancy. While there can be more debilitating types of morning (or all day) sicknesses, standard morning sickness isn’t harmful to you or your baby. The American Pregnancy Association also noted that it usually clears up around twelve weeks and doesn’t make much of a comeback in pregnancy. Keep in mind that if your morning sickness clears up earlier or later, it doesn’t mean you aren’t experiencing a normal, healthy pregnancy. Everybody’s pregnancy is different, but I think we can all agree that anything to keep the nausea at bay while you’re on your way to work, wrangling older children, or simply trying to power through the day is needed. With these nine morning sickness remedies, you can get through the queasy feelings and make it to nap time.