Hiding Pregnancy When Morning Sickness is Overbearing

Sometimes morning sickness strikes beofre you are ready to share the news of your pregnancy, so here are some ways to help mamange your morning sickness so you can function

Now that the cat is out of the bag with our big pregnancy announcement, I can now share my top tips for hiding early pregnancy while being extremely nauseous. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to hid my pregnancy when I felt just awful.

I hate being nauseous, I mean I don’t know anyone who likes it. But I hate it almost more than anything. So when I lost my appetite at just 6 weeks and had pretty severe nausea by 7 weeks I realized I was in trouble. There were so many nights I watched my hubby sit helpless on the couch just wanting to help me feel better, but I had no idea how to help him help me!

If there was a Pinterest article on morning sickness, you can bet that I read it, not just once but twice combing through every detail for assistance. To be honest I don’t know if anything truly helped, but somewhere along the way it did get better. And eventually I woke up one morning and magically felt 100% better.

But in the mean time I had to at least function on the most basic level. I had to occasionally go grocery shopping, I had babysitting to do, friends to see, and deal with our impending move.

So Here is my list of things to do when you have to function despite the nausea:

  • Try peppermint tea, or lemon ginger tea. Both of these were saviors for me when I was feeling yucky.
  • Sea Bands, you know those motion sickness bands. Well as unflattering as they look they worked. Whether it was a placebo affect or they were actually helpful I don’t know but I am willing to accept any reason for help. P.s. though if you spend a lot of time around other moms this might be a give-away (many women at PWOC totally caught on because of these!)
  • Tums, lots and lots of tums. And if the chalky flavor gets to you buy the chewy ones.
  • Gummy pre-natal vitamins were a savior in the early weeks
  • Eat whatever you can, being hungry makes it infinitely worse!
  • Sleep whenever you can, this might be more difficult if you have more than one kid already or a real job but whenever I felt really bad I would just lay down and close my eyes
  • Do Something to distract yourself. As much as I did NOT feel like leaving the house some days, I could tell a huge difference on days when I got out of the house and was active (I babysat alot), those days were always much better.
  • Smells were difficult for me! So I diffused Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils in the room to help the room smell clean! This was so helpful! I love the Jade Bloom Brand of oils! They are safe and pure like Young Living or Doterra, but affordable!
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Products I loved that helped me through!


So there you have it, my tips for managing nausea so that you can function on a basic level, helping to hide your pregnancy if you are not ready to share with the world!

What did you do to help manage your morning sickness?

Sometimes morning sickness strikes beofre you are ready to share the news of your pregnancy, so here are some ways to help mamange your morning sickness so you can function