18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Woman Experiencing Morning SicknessMany mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth to their baby.  Morning sickness is the term used to cover the nausea and vomiting symptoms that are associated by the changes in hormones that occur only when a woman is pregnant.  The symptoms of morning sickness generally appear during the morning when your stomach is empty; however, the symptoms can happen any time of the day.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  If you are concerned about your morning sickness symptoms, please contact your OB/GYN or Midwife immediately for an evaluation.  All opinions reflected in this post are my own and based upon my own experience with morning sickness.

Is Morning Sickness Harmful to You and Your Baby?

Overall, morning sickness isn’t harmful to you and your baby.  There are some women who will end up losing some weight during the first trimester without trying to because they have trouble keeping food down or they can only eat a small amount of food due to the nausea and vomiting.  However, if you find that you can’t keep anything down, despite trying all of the tips listed below, you should contact their doctor immediately to determine if you have a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum.  If you are diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, it is important to follow your doctors orders and get treatment immediately.  If hyperemesis gravidarum is left untreated it can be very harmful to you and your baby because you aren’t able to get enough nutrients or electrolytes to stay down.   Getting an ample amount of nutrients and electrolytes are necessary for proper development and prevent dehydration.

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11 Responses

  1. Lexie Lane says:

    Ooh! Morning sickness is horrible! I got them in the evening though. I know one of the things that really helped were crackers. When I felt something horrible coming on, I chewed on crackers. It dried my mouth and eased my stomach a lot. Preggie pops somehow never worked on me. All these others on the list are great tips though!

  2. Pamela R says:

    DRINK DRINK WATER never can get enough! I was in the hospital both times because I was dehydrated.

    • Christy says:

      Thank you for sharing this Pamela, it is important to make sure that you drink enough fluids to avoid dehydration. It is better to sip on water all day long rather than drinking large amounts at a time.

  3. Hi Christy,

    I think I was lucky that I was never bothered by morning sickness during both my pregnancies. A major part goes to the genes perhaps as my Mom and even my Granny never had any, so I was a little lucky there.

    However, I know there are many women who go through it, and your post is full of great tips what they can do to overcome that. I’d be forwarding it to them for sure :)

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)

  4. I am so grateful to have walked through and survived morning sickness. :) Yes, crackers, ginger ale and gettting up slowly in the mornings helped me best. Thank you for sharing… I pinned it.

  5. Camille says:

    Great tips! I found that the small meals helped me the most. The acupressure wrist bands also helped. If I ever get pregnant again, I’ll have to try the B vitamins.

  6. Raine says:

    These are all great tips! I always left crackers by my bed when I was preggo.

  7. Cynthia says:

    I’m so glad for these tips! I didn’t have morning sickness with my son. We would love to have another child – I hear that each pregnancy is different so even though I escaped it with the 1st pregnancy… I could have it with the next.

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