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    Any suggested foods to help with morning sickness

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    Hello All,
    I wondered if anyone had any suggestions on Primal foods that might help with morning sickness. My wife is pregnant and like previous pregnancies has terrible morning sickness that is more of an all day sickness that extends into the night. She is trying to stay primal during this pregnancy but being so sick all day it is hard for her to get a lot of nutrients. With previous pregnancies toast was her go to food but she really wants to stay primal.

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    this is a situation where you might want to use the toast. it will not have a great effect on the overall primal life and it will heal the morning sickness.

    i read that blog the other day where they point out that jesus loved to eat meat in times of good, but in times of bad even jesus would eat some bread. it's ok.

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    it's not worth the stress, with a child in the belly, to debate over a slice of toast.

    it is not vodka she will drink, but a slice of toast to ease some sickness.

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    Ginger, lemons and peppermint might help some with the nausea.

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    Thanks to all. I figured the toast is not too bad, It is like 18 carbs for a slice and to be honest and not to be gross she usually ends up expelling it anyway.

    The main reason we had been avoiding toast is that she has a small umbilical hernia from the previous kids and has found that eating wheat products causes it to protrude a bit and can cause pain. I told her I thought it was that wheat belly thing and her intestines are probably a bit swollen/inflamed when ingesting wheat which causes the intestines to find the path of least resistance in the muscle wall which would be the hernia. Normally (when strictly primal) it causes her no pain and is not visible. After this child (the last one) she is going to get it fixed surgically.

    I bought her ginger nausea gum last night and she has tried preggie pops. I might try lemons and peppermint next.
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    see you didn't tell us that in the original. you're throwing curve balls at me and i can't help at this point.

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    I've heard that B vitamins can help with morning sickness. If she has issues with wheat that severe, at least try to find a gluten-free bread product. What is it about the bread that she is craving? The texture? The taste? The blandness?

    If you are able, making some chicken/bone broth might be a good idea. There are tons of nutrients in bone broth and if she can keep it down, she will at least be set for micro nutrients, even if her belly is empty.
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    Sorry for the curveball, was actually an after thought as it has not been too medically significant previously.

    With the bread it is simply the absorption factor she goes for. It seems to help absorb excess stomach acid, bile, and appears to help settle her stomach a bit.
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    There are several threads on this topic. You can do a search on the forum.

    Acupressure bands can be useful.

    Also, if she can, eating smaller meals more frequently can help to keep her blood sugar stable.

    Sometimes dairy can work. Smoothies are good.

    Unisom is a non-Primal, over-the-counter solution, but can help. You want the one that is a combo of B6 and Doxylamine succinate.

    I have some links in my Primal Pregnancy article that may be helpful (links in my siggie.)

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    try ginger chews from The Ginger People
    also, not entirely Primal, but... sprite. It helps.
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