Morning sickness is a term used to describe the nausea which some women have in pregnancy. Nausea can begin at the 4th week and normally reduce when you enter the 3rd month of pregnancy, although some nausea can last through your pregnancy. The term morning sickness is somewhat untrue as some women feel nauseous all over the day, not just in the morning.
- Wake up slowly in the morning. Put some biscuits next to your bed so you can have some right in the morning. Do it before you get out of your bed.
- Try to have small meals frequently during the day. This helps your stomach full and neutralizes the stomach acids. Try to avoid food or smells that stimulate your nausea.
- Avoid fatty foods that take you much time digesting them. Stay away from spicy foods that stimulate your stomach. Carbohydrate can be helpful; for example, grilled potatoes, rice and toasted bread. Some women see that sucking lemon can also be useful; as lemon is the alkaline for the body after digestion.
Some women see that sucking lemon can also be useful; as lemon is the alkaline for the body after digestion.
- Iron is one of the vitamins for pregnant women that can annoy some women. Talk to your doctor before taking changes. It’s best to use vitamins with food.
- Drink much water during the day to avoid dehydration. It’s best to drink between meals rather than when you’re eating; this can help to stop the dilatation of the stomach which can stimulate nauseating.
- Spend time to sleep and relax.
- Any form of ginger (tablet, tea, fresh or candy) can help to prevent nausea. Herbal teas such as mint, ginger and chamomile help to ease your stomach.
Any form of ginger (tablet, tea, fresh or candy) can help to prevent nausea.
- Acupressure and wrist band can help with nausea.
Advice and warnings
- Contact your doctor if your nausea continues. There’re prescribed medications that can help to reduce severe morning sickness.