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?