My experience with morning sickness:
Whenever I ate something wrong I was incredibly nauseous. For instance, I started taking a prenatal that had soy and was nauseous that entire week (before I realized it had added soy). I had a severe reaction to something I ate and tried to take antidepressants. I actually ended up throwing those up. After the soy and antidepressant, when I was eating extremely low carb, no dairy, my nausea improved. I believe morning sickness is your body rejecting the food we weren’t supposed to eat while pregnant (or possibly at all). I think this will be easy to test out.
To get rid of morning sickness (or even just to see if it makes a difference)
- Have only meat for dinner one night (I found that I would still have morning sickness if I ate something wrong the night before). If you’re extremely concerned about limiting yourself this far, have a salad as well – lettuce, cucumber, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Don’t add steak sauces, just have salt and pepper.
- Have only meat (or repeat with the above salad) in the morning and see how you feel.
The fact that I was able to control my morning sickness with diet seems obvious looking back. Evolutionarily it completely makes sense for our bodies to reject what isn’t good for us. The least you can do to try and reduce your morning sickness would be get rid of gluten and dairy, but that probably wouldn’t be good enough. Pregnant bodies are very sensitive. I’ve spoken with a number of mothers on low carb and their experiences were that their morning sickness improved with a low carb diet. I believe this is much healthier for you, and whatever is healthier for you is healthier for your baby. I believe if you’re experiencing morning sickness, it’s completely controllable with diet. Let me know your thoughts! And I of course will update with my next pregnancy.