Who knew your hormones were going to utterly take over in early pregnancy like an out-of-tune orchestra? Or that suddenly your oversensitive nose would appoint itself the conductor? All this internal clamor can cause your blood sugar to drop, making you more nauseous. The upside is that, with a little creativity, you can usually find enough palatable food and drink choices to get you through the expected 6-12 week window. For those with debilitating symptoms of nausea and vomiting, here’s a simple antidote to try. Nibble! Nibble! Nibble! Sip! Sip! Sip!
By this we mean munch tiny bites of saltine crackers to help stabilize blood sugar and drink tiny sips of water or an electrolyte drink to counter dehydration and possible electrolyte loss due to vomiting. Remember, tiny is the key to avoid triggering more vomiting. The other key is to do this nearly constantly to maintain adequate hydration and blood sugar. Think of it as an “oral IV.” We have seen great success with this simple NNNSSS therapy with many pregnant mommas, one of whom had been hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (debilitating vomiting) in four prior pregnancies. She was thrilled to find this simple, yet effective, selfcare.
We hope it helps you, too! Remember, less is best!