Woman Experiencing Morning Sickness

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is annoying.  In fact, most mom’s dread the first trimester due to the nausea and vomiting.  However, morning sickness is a great sign that the placenta is developing and that your baby is growing.  Try these tips and tricks to help reduce the severity of your morning sickness.

  • Eat several smaller meals throughout the day so that you constantly have something in your stomach.
  • If you are nauseous when you first wake up each morning, leave some crackers by your bed and eat a few before attempting to get out of bed.  It is best if you wait 20 to 30 minutes after you eat some crackers before trying to get out of bed so that the crackers have a chance make you feel better.
  • When getting out of the bed in the morning, try getting out of the bed slowly instead of jumping out of bed.
  • Try drinking fluids before or after meals.  Don’t drink a ton of fluids at a time so that you have enough room in your stomach to munch on snacks or eat meals throughout the day.
  • Some women find that it is easier to keep down cold, carbonated drinkings or sour drinks.  Try drinking ginger ale, coke, or lemonade.
  • If cooking bothers you, ask for help with food preparation and cooking meals.
  • Avoid foods that make you feel nauseated.
  • Try eating foods that are room temperature or cold because they don’t have a strong smell like hot foods often do.
  • Ensure that you are getting enough rest and if possible take a nap during the day.
  • Avoid getting to hot, when you feel hot you will probably notice that you feel nauseated or lightheaded.
  • Avoid triggers that make you feel nauseated.
  • Avoid eating foods that are spicy, acidic, and fried foods if they upset your stomach.  If you have trouble eating, stick to foods that are bland such as crackers, baked potatoes, bananas, rice, ect.
  • Ginger is a natural remedy that helps settles your stomach.
  • If you are feeling nauseated try getting some fresh air.
  • Try exercising if you feel up to it, exercise helps increase digestion and helps relieve stress.
  • Try sucking on hard candy or use preggie pops that are designed to help reduce nausea.
  • If you prenatal vitamins are making you feel sick, try taking them with meals or switch to gummy prenatal vitamins.
  • You can try a sea band, which is a band that goes on your wrist.  It is supposed to help relieve the symptoms of nausea.
  • Try taking B6 vitamins

If you are still struggling with intense morning sickness, schedule an appointment with your doctor or midwife so that you can talk to your doctor and determine a treatment plan so you can avoid being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum.  Some doctors can prescribe anti-nausea medications that are completely safe to take while pregnant.  Remember to take care of yourself during the first trimester and listen to your body.

Did you suffer from morning sickness during your pregnancy?  What did you do to ease the symptoms of morning sickness?


11 responses to “18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness”

  1. Lexie Lane Avatar

    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!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I had horrible morning sickness with my first child. I used to eat toast in the morning and I loved chewing mint gum.

  2. Pamela R Avatar

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

    1. Christy Avatar

      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. Harleena Singh Avatar

    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 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing your experience Harleena. My boys were easier than my when I was pregnant with my daughter.

  4. Amy @mommetime Avatar

    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 Avatar

    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 Avatar

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

  7. Cynthia Avatar

    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.

    1. Christy Avatar

      You are very lucky Cynthia, I hope that the trend continues with your next pregnancy in the future.