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The Best Foods To Eat When You Have First Trimester Nausea

by | July 18, 2019

The wave of first trimester nausea can catch you off guard. Nothing seems to settle your stomach and just the sight of most foods can make you feel ill. If you too have been struggling with this, here are a few tips to help alleviate the symptoms.

The Best Foods To Eat When You Have First Trimester Nausea
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The Best Foods To Eat When You Have First Trimester Nausea

It’s also the time when you worry the most about getting the right nutrition for your growing baby.

So what can you do to help find a happy medium between foods you can stomach eating, and foods that will help nourish your growing baby?


Potatoes are a great way to get nutrients in, plus as a bonus, they can also be served very plain and don’t have much of a smell (some smells can set off nausea).

Loaded in vitamin C, B6, manganese, phosphorus, and niacin they are a healthy, versatile vegetable that you can cook and prepare many different ways.

You can serve a potato as basic oven-baked chips, mashed or as a loaded spud. Depending on your taste preferences and energy levels there are so many possibilities with potatoes.

The Best Foods To Eat When You Have First Trimester Nausea


Smoothies can be an easy way to get in more calories, vitamins, and minerals when the site of food is off-putting. This delicious Blueberry smoothie is loaded with good fats to help with your growing baby’s brain development.

Bagels & Bread

Most mamas-to-be report that eating plain bread or bread with avocado helped with their first trimester feelings of nausea. Choose sprouted or whole-grain varieties for more nutritional benefits.


Fruit can be a double winner in that first trimester due to its high water content keeping you hydrated also. A lot of mom’s report citrus and watermelon being two of the greatest help during that period of acute nausea.

Did you experience first trimester nausea? How long for you until it went away (if it did)? What were your ‘go-to’ foods to help you get through your pregnancy?

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One Response to “The Best Foods To Eat When You Have First Trimester Nausea”

  1. Joannah
    May 1st, 2020 @ 3:54 pm

    I found sour-tasting foods and ginger very helpful with nausea and queasiness. I often made ginger water with lemon- grate about a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, pour 12 ounces of filtered water over the ginger, and let steep at room temperature for at least 15 minutes and up to one hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, then add the juice of 1/2-1 whole lemon, depending on size of the lemon and taste preference. Very refreshing, and easy to sip and stay hydrated when your stomach feels just plain “yucky”!

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