Morning sickness is thought to be one of the most common pregnancy symptoms, causing unpleasant moments to almost half expectant moms.
Morning sickness or feeling nauseous is extremely uncomfortable, as it can lead to stomach upset which is often accompanied by vomiting.
So, if you’re sailing along on your early pregnancy adventure and feeling a little queasy, we advise you to take a look at the following strategies for coping with nausea, and hope it would start to taper off nearing the start of the second trimester:
- Take your time to get yourself out of bed in the morning and at any time.
- Make sure to get plenty of sleep and rest during the night and don’t forget about the daytime naps.
- Avoid doing any physical activity immediately after meals.
- Avoid the types of food that can make you nauseated after eating, like caffeinated, fatty, spicy and fried foods.
- Drink plenty of water; Dehydration can make your sickness discomforts worse.
- If you find it hard to drink plain water, try adding some taste, like apple vinegar and honey for example, or just suck on ice cubes made out of water or natural fruit juice.
- Grate or slice a peeled ginger root, then add it to a mug of boiling water and drink it as a tea.
- Enrich your daily diet with foods high in vitamin B and protein, such as nuts.
- Sniff a slice of lemon or a stick of basil to ease your nausea and feel better.
- Beat your nausea with some peppermint candies, crackers or salty biscuits.
- Eat little and often and make sure you get enough protein and carbohydrates in every meal.
- Drink anise, mint or raspberry leaves boiled in a cup of water.
In addition to all these natural remedies, try to keep your mind off nausea, by reading a book, watching a movie or going for a walk outside.
Read More: Indigestion And Heartburn During Pregnancy
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