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Everyone has heard of morning sickness. When you hear the word pregnancy, I guarantee that the words morning sickness are in close proximity. Morning sickness affects a lot of women. Some say two-thirds while others claim three-fourths. Either way, a lot of women experience the dreaded morning sickness

Morning sickness can vary in severity from woman to woman and even from pregnancies. Morning sickness can be a little nausea during the morning or it can be nausea and vomiting all day. Morning sickness can actually happen any time of the day.

On top of happening throughout the day and with a varying degree of severity, no one really know why morning sickness occurs. My belief is that it has to do with an orchestra of events that occur from altered blood sugar levels, nutrient deficiencies, and fluctuating hormone levels.

Preparing for a pregnancy can help alleviate morning sickness.

More and more I get the question as to when should a couple start preparing for birth. More times than not I want to say NOW;) However, my answer is usually a minimum of six months prior to conceiving.

Why?

I want the woman and the man (the two who are donating their genetic material) to clean up their nutrition, exercise, and allow time to grow spiritually. It takes a minimum of thirty days to clean up your diet. This does not mean eating less. This means eliminating processed foods, artificial sugars, and other crap from your diet. If you already know that you are lacking nutrients in some areas, then now is the time to start to build those nutrient stores up.

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Lots of good products.

So, what nutrients are beneficial? 

Since we are talking morning sickness, magnesium is a nutrient that greatly helps to reduce morning sickness and even help to prevent it.  Magnesium takes a few months to store. Vit D, calcium, Vit B6, and Vit 12 are all needed to absorb magnesium. Therefore, just supplementing with magnesium is not enough. You need to have a nutrient rich diet, so that magnesium supplementation will be effective.

So, what if I’m already pregnant?

Supplement with magnesium. Preferably an oil as it is usually the most effective. Make sure you are getting enough Vit D, Vit B6, and Vit B12. Soak up the sunshine, eat your grass-fed meats, salmon, and green veggies. Sip on bone broth or elete addins for the minerals and electrolytes. Eat smaller meals more frequently. And, of course, get outside and move, even if it’s just a walk around the block. Take one day at a time. You’ve got this.

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Workout

Advanced (95#)

21-15-9

OHS

Toes-2-Bar 

Intermediate (65#)

21-15-9

OHS

Toes-2-Bar

Beginner (PVC)

21-15-9

OHS

Toes-2-Bar 

Modifications

  • Toes-2-Bar can become knees to elbow or even med ball slams.
  • OHS can be done with lighter weight or PVC.
  • You may start from a rack if you want to use barbell but belly is too big.
  • KB is also an option but obviously it would be one handed so remember to alternate.