Conquering Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: Tips and Tricks for Relief

Morning sickness is a common woe for many pregnant women, affecting up to 80% at some point in their pregnancy.While often referred to as “morning” sickness, nausea and vomiting can strike at any time of day. Luckily, there are ways to cope with morning sickness and find some relief.

Coping with Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Dietary Do’s and Don’ts for Managing Morning Sickness

  • Eat small, frequent meals: Having an empty stomach can worsen nausea. Aim for five or six small meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • Ginger to the rescue: Ginger is a natural nausea soother. Try incorporating ginger tea, ginger ale (look for sugar-free versions), or sucking on ginger candies.
  • Stay hydrated: Dehydration can exacerbate nausea. Sip on fluids throughout the day, even if it’s just a few sips at a time. Water is always best, but some women find clear broths or popsicles helpful.
  • Bland is your friend: Strong smells and greasy foods can be a trigger for nausea. Opt for bland, easily digestible options like crackers, toast, rice, and applesauce.
  • Identify your triggers: Pay attention to foods or smells that make you feel worse and avoid them.

Lifestyle Hacks for Morning Sickness Relief

  • Prioritize Rest

    • Fatigue can worsen nausea. Prioritize getting enough sleep and take naps when needed.
  • Fresh Air Advantage

    • Take breaks outside for fresh air whenever possible.
  • Acupressure for Relief

    • Acupressure wristbands may help alleviate nausea.
  • Vitamin Timing Strategies

    • Some women find taking prenatal vitamins on a full stomach or before bed helps reduce nausea. Talk to your doctor about the best approach for you.

When Morning Sickness Becomes a Bigger Issue

For some women, morning sickness can be severe and impact their daily lives. This is known as hyperemesis gravidarum. If you’re experiencing excessive vomiting, weight loss, or dehydration, consult your doctor immediately.There are medications available that can help manage severe morning sickness.

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