Listen to Your Body

Holly-Madison-Morning-Sickness-Advice

Hey guys,

As some of you may know, I recently went to the hospital for morning sickness. Thank you for all your well wishes and support while I was in there— I really appreciate it! My pregnancy had been pretty smooth up until that wave of sickness, and it hit me at almost 7 months!

That just goes to show that every woman’s pregnancy is different. My biggest piece of advice for every expecting mother is to really listen to your body. I’ve been reading a few good books on pregnancy and have been finding that the symptoms I get almost never align with the timeline in the books. I’m all over the map!

Even though everyone copes with morning sickness differently, here are a few basic guidelines I’ve read and experimented with that might help:

  • Avoid extreme scents and perfumes
  • Graze instead of eating big meals
  • Speak up about what makes you feel queasy to those around you so they can also help (and avoid things that might trigger you)
  • Stay hydrated
  • Lie down and breathe through the nausea
  • Snack on foods that are easy on your stomach
  • Just listen to your body! Relax if you need to relax, lie down if you need to lie down, get fresh air if you feel like that will help.
xoxo,
Holly