Electrolyte Ice Cubes for Morning Sickness
Expectant mums have enough to deal with, but unfortunately morning sickness-which affects over 50% of pregnant women-is not something that can be ignored. When you do get sick to your stomach, you’re losing fluids and electrolytes that are important to both your health, and your baby’s health. If you don’t actually get sick, that’s fantastic, but that feeling of nausea can almost be worse than actually throwing up.
To help combat 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.
Energy Drink Ice Cubes
You will need…
-2 cups or so of your homemade electrolyte energy drink, flavor is up to you
-An ice cube tray
These are pretty straightforward. Make whatever flavor drink suits your fancy, and fill up the ice cube tray. Freeze for several hours, or until completely solid, and remove. You can then:
- Plop them in a glass of water
- Crush them into ice chips
- Suck on one whole
If you plan to just suck on one, try not filling the tray all the way up. That way you won’t have such a giant, frozen, piece of ice to deal with, which is not the most relaxing 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 melt.
You will need…
-2 cups of your energy drink, flavor is your choice
-Ice cube tray OR popsicle tray
-Mashed up orange pulp (optional)
Quite similar to the above, but its name sounds cooler (and they’re easier to eat.) The “lyte” if you didn’t catch on is for the end of electro-lyte…but it could also represent the light at the end of your time spent feeling horribly nauseas.
Fill your tray with your energy drink, and use whichever flavor you like. A Popsicle tray is nice here, but an ice cube tray works just as well. Freeze for about 3 hours, but before they have frozen completely, insert a popsicle stick. Let them get solid, then pop out and enjoy! If you’d like them to be little more “popsicley” try adding the mashed up insides of an orange-easy if you used one in making your drink anyways.
Morning Sickness Tips
- 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 lose more electrolytes) more than if you are pregnant in 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.
- The orange one is my personal favorite!
Calling all Mums!
What helped you when you were feeling queasy during pregnancy? Share your experience and knowledge on what’s worked (or what hasn’t) and help fellow moms/moms-to-be cope with morning sickness.
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Would these help with nausea if you had the flu too, or does it mostly target the morning sickness queasiness?
I had hyperemisis, ended up hospitalized twice. The nutritionist said never let your stomach get completely empty. Nibble on crackers or pretzels throughout the day. Stay hydrated with whatever you can keep down. Sipping water or eating popcicles, jello or ice chips. Smells can cause neasea too, try to smell citrus scents. Water or club soda with lime, lemon, or orange slices really do help.
I have nausea with the medications I take. I use this recipe most of the time and it always helps with it. Thanks for posting.
oh my gosh! I’ve had HG with all 5 of my pregnancies. This 5th one, I’m in the middle of surviving. I am sooo dehydrated. I don’t see that being the case for too long — I made the orange one last night and have eaten the whole thing over the last two hours. Heaven. My body is sooo happy. I’m even more so because I have never been able to keep citrus things down and I crave them sooo much during pregnancy. Now I can keep it down! I know that these will help me so much to survive and for my body to a bit stronger. I feel like I have a bit of hope, these past two hours are the best I’ve felt in months. I could kiss you. Hopefully the lemon-lime one will freeze fast enough so I can chow down on those too. I see a lot of oranges in my future.
Congratulations on the up-coming new addition! I am so happy these helped you-pregnancy sure does a number on the body as it is, I can’t even imagine have HG for all of them. Best of luck with the rest of this one, and enjoy the ice cubes 🙂
Hi I am getting morning sickness all day and for the past few days vomiting in the mornings and cant keep food down Im sucking on water ice cubes but need something that will fill my stomach so I dont get hungry any suggestions I work fulltime in an office and feel like falling asleep at my desk
When I was pregnant with my son all I could do was eat ice, and drink non-caffeine energy drinks. It seemed like the more I ate foods that were loaded with potassium, and drank drinks with potassium in them as well, morning sickness didn’t bother me like that. And if I did have a MS attack the MS wasn’t as intense, and vomiting was excluded from my MS(Morning Sickness) episodes.
What kind of energy drink do you use…i dont usually use anything…
I am currently pregnant with my 7th baby. I’m at week 9, so I have all the lovely queasiness going on right now. My last 2 pregnancies, I’ve used seabands. They don’t take it all away, but take enough away that I can still take care of my family and not be couch-ridden. Also, I drink Canadian Dry ginger ale. It seems to be the only rand that works. Fresh lemonade is another good one. For some reason, if I drink sugared drinks, it makes me more nauseous, so I use Splenda and diets.i stay completely off of garlic and onion and so does my family. It sits horrible on me and so does their breath afterwards. That’s my help anyway.