This post is sponsored by Bamboobies. All opinions expressed are my own.

Let’s start this post off with a bit of honesty. When I first became pregnant, I assumed that morning sickness meant that my food aversions, sensitivity to smells, and inability to contain anything I had eaten would only be reserved to the morning time. The truth is, my “morning” sickness was actually an all day sickness. For those that have experienced morning sickness, you know how unpleasant it can be. While most women experience morning sickness, for some it only strikes in the first trimester, while for others they can experience during their entire pregnancy. I want to preface this post to say, if you are experiencing an extreme case of morning sickness, you may have Hyperemesis gravidarum which affects about 1 in 50 women. You should see your doctor.

Why Does Everything Smell Different?

Does your husband’s deodorant all of sudden make you want to vomit? What about that cologne that your boss wears? There may be many biological reasons why the sense of smell is heightened during pregnancy but one of the main culprits are those wonderful pregnancy hormones. All that additional estrogen may just be making you a lot more sensitive to smell. In fact, for a lot of women, their change in smell is one of their first indications of pregnancy. So if all of a sudden the smell of your morning coffee makes you want to vomit, it may be time to take a pregnancy test.

Here’s What You Can Do

If smell is getting you down, try to look for scents that are less harsh to wear. Aromatherapy is a good route to try. Get an oil diffuser for your home or office. You can also keep your windows open to allow fresh air to circulate. Remember to clean often to avoid any hidden smells.

Deodorant can be a main target for smell sensitivity. Talk to your partner about changing to a more natural and lighter fragrance. Use lotions and body oils that are also not heavily chemically based. Chamomile, cinnamon, and lavender are good scents to stick to.

Watch Your Food Intake

What you eat during pregnancy also greatly affects your tendency to suffer from morning sickness. Even though you may experience some interesting food cravings, it may not be best to give in to all of them. Greasy foods are more prone to cause a mishap as well as foods that contain a lot of sugar. Try eating fresh fruits and veggies. Salty snacks like nuts and crackers can also help to settle your stomach and are good for your growing baby.

Does Time Of Day Matter?

“Morning” sickness is most likely coined as such because this is when most women first experience it. You wake up and eat and then up chuck your breakfast. It is important to be aware of what time of day you tend to become sick and adjust your eating habits during this time. Instead of eating a full omelette with cheese grits for breakfast, you may want to eat a more settling meal like avocado toast and fruit. If lunchtime is a sensitive time to eat, try a healthy smoothie. Also give yourself time to allow your food to settle. Rushing between meals can cause a bad onset of morning sickness.

Bamboobies Has The Teas

What is more calming than tea when you are not feeling well? When your stomach is upset, drinking a tea in the morning can coat your stomach before food intake to help prevent morning sickness. Herbal infused teas can also help ease stomach uneasiness and if a woman is nearing her due date, certain herbs help relax the uterus muscles to ensure a smooth delivery.

One of our favorite brands, Bamboobies has just introduced teas for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum. There are 6 new flavors, all are USDA certified organic and come in biodegradable tea satchets. What is better than this? you can try them for 50% off plus get free washable nursing pads during their freebies sale! Here’s an introduction to their new teas that will help with morning sickness:

Good Day Morning Sickness Tea

Made with lemon and ginger, Good Day Morning Sickness Tea helps to relieve nausea and an uneasy stomach due to pregnancy hormones. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Ginger is a natural herbal remedy for nausea
  • Made with a proprietary blend of herbs and natural ingredients
  • USDA organic with biodegradable sachets
  • No GMOs, gluten, soy, wheat, sugar, tree nuts, animal products, preservatives, artificial ingredients, dairy or peanuts.
  • Caffeine + sugar free
  • Each sachet makes 2 cups of tea
  • Made in the USA with US and globally sourced ingredients
  • Available in resealable pouches of 10 or 20 sachets.

Sweet Relief Heartburn Tea

We know this post is about morning sickness but heartburn is also a real part of pregnancy distress. One of our other favorite new teas by Bamboobies is the Sweet Relief Heartburn Tea. You know the old wives’ tale – the more hair a baby is born with, the more heartburn the mother experienced during pregnancy! If you are experiencing a lot of heartburn, be prepared for a baby with a head full of hair.

Here is the breakdown of the Sweet Relief Heartburn Tea:

  • Natural ginger peach flavor provides a sweet and refreshing taste and aroma
  • Made with a proprietary blend of herbs and natural ingredients
  • USDA organic with biodegradable sachets
  • No GMOs, gluten, soy, wheat, sugar, tree nuts, animal products, preservatives, artificial ingredients, dairy or peanuts.
  • Caffeine + sugar free
  • Each sachet makes 2 cups of tea
  • Made in the USA with US and globally sourced ingredients
  • Available in resealable pouches of 10 or 20 sachets

If you are reading this blog and are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding, shop all Bamboobies new teas here.

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