I tried making this mango jam today and was wondering if it could make a perfect morning sickness remedy. I never happened to try it when I was pregnant but I am thinking adding a dash of ginger to this mango and citrus jam will do the trick. The recipe was also very easy to make. I will post it as soon as I get to uploading more pictures.
First Trimester and Morning Sickness are sometimes synonymous. And the morning sickness may not be just in the mornings. You can feel queasy at any time of the day. Any smell can throw you off. Or a certain type of food may make you more nauseous than others. I remember when I was pregnant, I could not eat my favorite foods like pasta and chicken. Some fortunate women don’t feel this sickness at all while some may face the excessive sickness called Hyperemesis Gravidarum. There was news some months ago where the Duchess of Cambridge was rumored to have this and was hospitalized. Yes there are some extreme cases and it is better to take advise of doctors in those cases.
I did not have HG but I was still taking a prescribed medicine for Nausea in order to keep the vomiting low that enabled me to eat well. You can always take suggestions from your doctor for safe medications to help with nausea. Here are some at home tips written by my close friend and medical nutritionist / dietician Manasi Joshi to help alleviate the issue on her blog here :
Hope these tips help with your morning sickness and your mornings are more beautiful soon!
At work or at home, please feel free to ask for help. If you need to carry weights for more than 20 lbs, please check with your doctor for a limit and a note. If you are dealing with morning sickness try to reduce your work timings or change them to more suitable ones. Try to get your work responsibilities changed to less stressful ones if possible.
If you are not able to cook/clean, ask someone from your family to come and help. My mother in law offered to take care of me during my first trimester as my husband was in law school and I think that was the best thing that could have happened! My morning sickness was controlled in a few days after she arrived and I got delicious and healthy home made food I was craving for! Not everyone gets along with their MIL so if you don’t want to call yours that is perfectly fine.
But don’t say no to any kind of help that you can get. If your friends want to do something for you, ask them to bring you fresh food or help you with the groceries or take care of your first child for an hour or two while you catch a nap.
Our subdivision does a MealTrain (http://www.mealtrain.com/) for new moms for almost a month from due date. I think it is the best support you can get when everyone is so busy and tired after the new arrival. My point for this post is REST as much as you can because once the baby is here, you will forget what resting peacefully was!