Calm Your Stomach With Some Preggo Pops!

Confession: I want ice cream almost every night. But because my doctor has warned me against eating too many sweets and because I'm really not trying to produce a 13-pound-baby, I am on the hunt for some healthier alternatives.

Pregnancy popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

My solutions?

Popsicles!

Much like the smoothie craze, popsicles can be a great and healthy option for indulging my sweet tooth but still getting the nutrients in that my baby and I need. And luckily for me, there are some super-creative people out there who have whipped up some perfect popsicles for every stage of pregnancy.

For morning sickness

Ginger peach green tea popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Will Cook From Smiles

Ginger Peach Green Tea Popsicles. If you're in the throes of first trimester (or even later) morning sickness, these ginger peach green tea popsicles would be perfect to soothe your rolling tummy. Ginger is a great remedy for nausea and this recipe also includes refreshing peach and green tea (you can makes yours decaf, of course). Get the full recipe from Will Cook From Smiles.

Lime Mint Ginger Popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Boulder Lacavore

Lime Mint Ginger Popsicles. When I was battling severe morning sickness during my first pregnancy, my one and only lifesaver was peppermint. It saved me from many public bouts of throwing up, for sure. Which is why I find this lime, mint and ginger combo popsicles from Boulder Lacavore so intriguing. Both the mint and the ginger will help quell that nausea in a major way.

For hydration

Watermelon Popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Foodess.com

Watermelon Popsicles. Staying hydrated during pregnancy, especially in these hot summer months, is incredibly important to help you stay healthy and stave off premature labor, as well as ensuring your baby is able to have the proper amount of amniotic fluid. And my favorite source of fruit hydration? Hands-down, it's watermelon. And this recipe from Foodess.com is so simple that even I could make it. (Spoiler alert: it only uses two ingredients!) 

Cucumber Grape Popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Sweet Life

Cucumber Grape Popsicles. Nothing says hydration like some water-packed cucumber. Combined with the fresh sweetness of frozen grapes and lime, this popsicle is refreshing and delicious. Get the full recipe from Sweet Life.

For nutrition

Green Popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: No. 2 Pencil

Green Popsicles. Ok, ok, so popsicles aren't all about what I find delicious — they are also about packing in some serious nutrition. And this green popsicle from No. 2 Pencil is perfect, because it combines the cool taste of mango with the nutrients of spinach. All while still being, well, delicious. Get the full recipe here.

For indulgence

Chocolate Popsicles | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Carmel Moments

Hey, this can't all be about health and nutrition right? A pregnant lady's gotta do what a pregnant lady's gotta do. And sometimes, that involves chocolate. So please allow me to drool over this chocolate, banana and yogurt concoction that may just be the best of all worlds. Find the recipe over at Carmel Moments.

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