By Kim Grundy
Malibu Country and Less Than Perfect actress Sara Rue is expecting her first baby “early next year” and recently revealed that she is happy her first trimester of pregnancy is over.
“It was a puke-tastic few months for me,” she told OTRC host Rachel Smith during the Malibu Country preview screening. “So I was like, you know, let’s just stay home and spare everybody that gruesome detail. And then we’ve been busy and I haven’t gone out anywhere so I was like, ‘I’ll just wait. This is a good night as ever.’”
Rue isn’t the only celebrity mom that was ready for the morning sickness of the first trimester to end. Kourtney Kardashian reportedly suffered with nausea, with sister Khloe revealing that, “It’s not even in the morning. It happens any time, apparently.”
Clueless star Elisa Donovan wrote on her blog that she felt like a “pudgy and bloated Martian.”
“For me it felt like the worst hangover imaginable coupled with jet lag, and it lasted for three to four months straight,” she said, adding it was “cruel irony” that you were feeling so pregnant, yet “you aren’t supposed to tell anyone that you’re pregnant.”
Rue said she also waited until after the first trimester to announce her big news. “It’s her, his – I don’t know yet – first red carpet,” she said during the screening. “I literally [announced it] on Twitter in the car on the way over. Like, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m pregnant.’ The truth is, my first trimester, you don’t want to tell anybody.”
Experts say that there are natural remedies to relieve morning sickness (or “all day” sickness!) including eating and drinking regularly, drinking non-caffeinated herbal tea with Ginger, massage and even acupressure.
“Press down on the spot just beneath the palm of your hand connected to your wrist,” says Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Ami Burns. “Or try anti-nausea bands — bracelets that put consistent pressure on the point.”
If all fails, know that it shall pass! “One day you will wake up and feel better,” says Burns. “If, however, you have severe morning sickness, talk to your healthcare provider.”
Tell us: How did you deal with morning sickness during pregnancy?
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