Three out of four women experience morning sickness while pregnant, often commencing between week four and six of pregnancy. Ensuring that you receive the right nutrition for yourself and your baby becomes more challenging when you’re experiencing nausea and vomiting. This is especially the case if you’ve had prolonged periods of morning sickness, which can have immediate impacts such as dehydration and lethargy, with longer term impacts such as micronutrient deficiency.
The body of a mother is a miraculous thing! It will work hard to protect the little baby growing inside it, including developing a more sensitive sense of smell through the increase of estrogen. That’s great if it stops you eating something that’s gone off, but what if it gets in the way of you eating, full stop?
A great way to trick morning sickness is to eat chilled foods. Whether it’s a sorbet or a shake, eating something that’s below body temperature and with a neutral aroma will be less likely to trigger a nauseous response, compared with hot foods.
Nausea is perpetuated by an empty stomach. When you make an effort to keep something in your stomach at all times, you’ll find your nausea fading. So choosing something that will give you that ‘full feeling’ while delivering nutrients is ideal!
Constipation is another flow on effect of morning sickness, because your body is not getting the hydration or the food mass it needs to have normal peristalsis. While sucking on ice chips or oral rehydration salts can help with the hydration component, your body will still ask for a quantity of food to promote healthy movement through your gastrointestinal tract.
Powders Vs Tablets
Combining your hydration and nutritional needs is a perfect two-birds-one-stone action that will help you to nourish yourself and your growing baby. Essential nutrients include calcium, Vitamin D, iron, protein, folic acid and Omega-3 DHA. While some tablet formulations contain these ingredients, they will not fill up your stomach, provide hydration, or a food mass to aid in healthy digestion.
That’s where Oz Farm’s Mother Care Nutritional Formula is different. It’s the meal that you have, when you can’t stomach a meal. It is designed as a good source of protein, low-GI, gluten-free formulation to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Mother Care Nutritional Formula contains vitamins and minerals which are particularly important throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.