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Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

Dealing With Morning Sickness

How to minimize the effects of morning sickness


 
Morning sickness should really be referred to as all day sickness. While some women will sail through pregnancy with nary a symptom of nausea, others will find themselves severely ill for weeks on end.

Morning sickness is actually a misnomer since it can strike at any time, any day, even for several days at a time! Most women will experience morning sickness during their first trimester, when hormone levels are rapidly rising to prepare the body to carry your baby to term.

Morning sickness can be worse in the morning, usually because you have an empty stomach. But it is fairly common for it to strike in the middle of the day or even in the evening. For an unfortunate few, the feelings of nauseousness that accompany pregnancy sometimes last well into the third trimester.

The good news is that there are several easy things you can do to help minimize the symptoms of morning sickness:

  • Eat several small meals per day to prevent nauseousness that is associated with an empty stomach.
     
  • Avoid high fat and greasy foods because they often contribute to increased feelings of nausea and vomiting.
     
  • Sip on a glass of carbonated water. The fizziness of the water often helps relieve morning sickness. Some fresh lemon squeezed into the water is very helpful for alleviating morning sickness.
     
  • Chew on a little bit of ginger, a natural remedy long used to help fight nausea.
     
  • Keep some crackers by your bed. Many women feel nausea is worse in the morning because their stomach is empty.  Chewing on a few crackers and sipping on some water before getting out of bed in the morning can help some women prevent morning sickness.

About the Author:

Beverley Brooke is the author of "Ensure A Healthy Safe Pregnancy For You And Your Baby". For more information on morning sickness, visit PregnantHealth.com.


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