Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Morning sickness


I spent Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week with (almost) all-day nausea and extreme fatigue. The fatigue is sticking around (I'm OK with that -- I have time to nap and let my body do what it needs to do). The nausea, however, has all but disappeared, and the credit goes to spearmint essential oil and lemon ginger tea. I'm just putting a drop of spearmint oil on my pillow at night, and sipping a cup of lemon ginger tea in the morning. So far, it seems to do the trick (the oil also makes my hair smell great!)! The spearmint idea came from a book called The Complete Book of Essential Oil and Aromatherapy, and the tea idea just seemed to make sense based on things we've heard before. I'm happy, because the nausea is really disruptive to daily life.

2 comments:

  1. haha, love this. I just bought this tea today and I am trying the oil tonight. I have been searching the internet for a week for a good paleo pregnancy blog. YEA! I have been "mostly" paleo for years and pure paleo for months now and I am about 6 weeks pregnant, nausea just started. I need a good substitute for saltines for sure... I am also 38 by the way. This would have been way easier in my 20's :) I am so darn tired. But God has been trying to tell me to slow down for years... and along comes a child in the womb! Thanks for the tips, I am making my way through 9 months of you blog!!!
    Kelly

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  2. Yeah to overcome nausea feeling while pregnancy these type of lemon and ginger powder will be very helpful...

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