I had dreams of being the most perfect pregnant lady ever. You know, the one who gets dressed in a cute outfit every day, whose skin GLOWS, and who has the cutest bump without any added weight anywhere else? (I verbally laughed while writing this).
After about 4 days of knowing that I was pregnant- I was overtaken with nausea and fatigue... Nobody warned me about these first-trimester woes so I'm here to help anyone and everyone I can.
If you are feeling disgusting 100% of the time, you are not alone. I was blown away by the amount of women who went through the same thing, and honestly, nothing can prepare you for it. But I did find some tricks that worked for me and I want to share them with you! (I was nauseous for 7 weeks, and it's still going strong at 13 weeks).
10 TIPS FOR FIGHTING NAUSEA:
Eat often. The second you start to feel hungry is when the nausea will consume you. So keep snacks handy and eat even when you don't want to. *Also, eat whatever the heck you want because it's hard, and nobody needs the pressure of a perfect diet.
Eat protein. This took me about 4 weeks to figure out, but as soon as I started to eat the protein (and I mean literally gag it down because all types of protein were absolutely repulsive), I felt so much better.
Essential Oils: Specifically, Ginger essential oil is an amazing natural remedy for nausea and morning sickness. Essential Oils like ginger can be diffused into the air with a diffuser, or rubbed onto pressure points on your forehead and wrists, or even rubbed directly on your stomach to improve nausea!
Take prenatal vitamins at night. For the first few weeks, I dreaded this so much. I took 3 prenatal pills, vitamin D and DHA, and those 5 pills were the death of me. They left me feeling disgusting and barely able to drift off to sleep.
Keep snacks by your bed. I had Pringles, Goldfish, and Cheerios all on my makeshift nightstand so that if I woke up in the middle of the night, I had snacks, and as soon as I opened my eyes for the day, I would grab a handful.
Distract yourself. Whether it was during the day, I distracted myself with friends or events, and at night, I distracted myself with binge-watching Vampire Diaries. If I tried to just fall asleep lying there, it would feel like I was floating away in the waves and would surely vomit up my vitamins.
Left Side Laying. For serious relief, I would always lay on my left side. Honestly, I have no clue why but this almost always relieved symptoms.
Wear Sea Bands. Available on Amazon for super cheap- these are a life-saver for nausea. I use them in the car to avoid being car sick, but unfortunately, they didn't work for my morning sickness. They have helped thousands of other women, so hopefully, they help you!
Sour flavors save the day. This took me way too long to figure out, but at about week 11, I realized that Preggo Pops, lemonade, fruit roll-ups, citrus, sorbet, and anything else with a sour taste IMMEDIATELY relieved my symptoms.
Unisom, B6 vitamin, and Ginger. These were all HIGHLY recommended. I have B6 in one of my vitamins but never tried unisom or any other medication for that matter. But be open with your doctor and let them know if things become too much because there are options for medicated relief.
10. Most importantly, REMIND YOURSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY.. that you are growing A HUMAN.
Or, have someone else remind you. It is INSANE what your body is doing, so rest, be proud of yourself, and focus on the incredible accomplishments that your body does every day. ( I loved the What to Expect App because it broke down what was happening inside of my body which allowed me to really appreciate things).
I was lucky enough to have the support of hundreds of thousands of women, sharing their tips and tricks and figuring out what works best to share with you. I truly hope that you find something that makes this time a bit more bearable!
L E T ' S B E F R I E N D S!
Hi Friends! I'm Jessica Haizman. I'm 28 years old and married to my best friend. We spend 98% of our time together, and no we don't spend it all cleaning and organizing. I have a daughter, Adalynn and an Australian Shepherd, Bali and they get the majority of my attention.
I have created efficient systems in all areas of our home, our phone, our careers, and our lives- and I have made it my mission to share these tips with anyone and everyone that will listen.
Why? Because these systems make my life SO MUCH EASIER and SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME. These systems keep my home clean, bring joy and calmness into my life, and allow me to spend less time picking up clutter and more time living life- I want that for you too.
The goal is to help, whether its a quick tip or life hack that I share to Tiktok or a day in the life on my social networks @jessicahaizman, a printable chart that helps me stay organized or my all-time favorite apps, an intensive course answering all the FAQ's or working 1:1 with clients to create healthy habits- these resources are all available to you!
Some things you will stumble upon are how I use non-toxic natural cleaners, have made the change to no-waste by switching to reusable towels instead of paper or glass storage containers instead of ziplocks. You will also find lots of DIY recipes and how to use common household ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar and hot water to tackle some of your toughest messes. You'll learn about my favorite cleaning supplies and cleaning products including all purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, stain removers and more.
Having a clean home drastically affects your physical and mental health, so jump on board and learn all the tips I have to share! Take the time to explore my website and interact with me on social media. I'm so excited to see how organization and a new approach on cleaning the home will change your life and leave you full of joy!