Did You Know? There’s a Sweet Way to Ease Morning Sickness

preggie pops - Google Search_2015-03-23_14-41-16Preggie Pops are naturally flavored lollipops made especially for pregnant women to help ease morning sickness in the sweetest way possible! Keep licking them right into labor to help you relieve some of the discomfort. Guess what else? They’re gluten free too! -Olivia

Maternity Hacks You Need To Know

Maternity Hacks Maternity_HACKS_2-608x1034Between being preggers myself and working with so many mamas-to-be, I have quite a few insider secrets to share that will help you nail your maternity look and feel your best for nine months and beyond. Read on for some of my favorite “hacks” and essentials every expecting women needs to know!

When it comes to maternity essentials, a side-ruched tee, cardigan, Secret Fit Belly® jeans and leggings, and maxi dresses are your best friends and for good reason! Not only are they the foundation of a great maternity wardrobe, you’ll be able to wear them after baby, too. They can also easily be mixed and matched together for looks that get you through any season.

A tummy belt is another secret to help you in those first few weeks, when you may want to keep your baby bump a secret. The little piece of elastic and button helps you adjust your jeans for the right fit. Alternatively, a tummy tube or tummy sleeve can be worn low on your waist, over your pants to smooth and support your bump.

For a universal bra with tons of room to grow, look for a maternity sports bra. Of course you’ll want to work in your favorite maternity bra styles throughout your pregnancy, but if you’re looking for a versatile no fuss fit- try a sports bra and try it early.

Did you know that keeping hydrated is paramount when you are pregnant?  Staying hydrated also helps with nausea. For even better hydration and extra electrolytes, snack on pineapples. To beat nausea, pop some SweetTarts. Trust me, they do the job like all of these tips and tricks! Xoxo, Olivia

Ease the First Trimester “Queasies”

Refreshing AND can help to ease morning sickness? Sign us up! Fit Pregnancy provides this delicious and healthy drink recipe, which may help to ease some of the nausea that many expecting women experience during their first trimesters.

The super simple recipe only requires 4 ingredients:

  • 1 knob unpeeled raw ginger (about 3-4 inches), scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons organic honey
  • 8 ounces sparkling mineral water

To make syrup, place ginger and lime juice in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered until juice is reduced by one-quarter, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover pan and allow ginger to steep for 20 minutes. Strain liquid and discard ginger. Stir in honey; place syrup in a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use. (Yields about 3⁄4 cup.) Put ice in a 12-ounce glass. Add mineral water and 2 tablespoons syrup. Stir and drink immediately.

View the complete recipe and more from Fit Pregnancy here.

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