Pregnant mums have enough to deal with, but unfortunately, morning sickness, which affects over 50% of expectant women is not something that can be overlooked.
When you do get sick to your stomach, you’re losing fluids and electrolytes that are vital to both your health and your baby’s health.
If you don’t actually get sick, that’s great, but that sense of nausea can almost be worse than actually throwing up.
To help fend off the queasiness and give you a little boost in the electrolyte department, try making some energy drink ice cubes, or “Lyte-Pops.”
Whether you’re just nauseous on occasion or feel like you need to set up camp in the bathroom, these chilly tasty cubes can ease the queasy feeling, or if you do get sick, help you get back on your feet, feeling refreshed and replenished.
Ice Cubes Energy Drink
You will need 2 cups or so of your homemade electrolyte energy drink, the flavor is up to you and An ice cube tray
These are pretty direct. Make whatever flavor drink that suits you, fill up the ice cube tray and Freeze for several hours, or until completely solid.
Remove and You can then, plop them in a glass of water, Crush them into ice chips or suck on one whole
If you plan to just suck on one, try not filling the tray all the way to the top, That way you won’t have such a giant, frozen piece of ice to battle with, which is not the most calming or refreshing thing in the world.
If you decide to put them into a nice glass of water, you can also try sucking/chewing them as they dissolve.
Orange Lyte Pops
You will need 2 cups of your energy drink, the flavor is your choice, Ice cube tray or Popsicle tray, Popsicle sticks and Mashed up orange pulp (optional)
Quite similar to the ice cubes energy drink mentioned above, but its name sounds cooler (and they’re easier to eat.) The “Lyte” if you didn’t understand, is at the end of the electrolyte.
Fill your tray with your energy drink, and use any flavor you like. A Popsicle tray is nice here, but an ice cube tray works just as well.
Freeze up to 3 hours, but before they have frozen completely, insert a Popsicle stick and allow them to get solid, then pop out and enjoy.
If you want them to be little more “popsicle” try putting the mashed up insides of an orange. (Easy if you used one in making your drink anyways).
Morning Sickness Tips During Pregnancy
-These are quite refreshing, especially if you’re pregnant during the summer months.
If you do happen to be pregnant during the sweltering summer you are more likely to sweat (therefore loose more electrolytes) more than if you are pregnant during the middle of December.
Make a batch ahead of time so that you have some on hand should you start to feel or get sick.