Morning Sickness And Remedies To Avoid ItApr 27, 2023
Morning sickness is a common experience for many pregnant women. While it is called "morning sickness," the reality is that it can happen at any time of day. Nausea and vomiting can be uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life. Here are some remedies to avoid nausea during pregnancy.
- Eat small, frequent meals
Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day can help to stabilize your blood sugar levels and prevent nausea. Try to eat foods that are high in protein and complex carbohydrates, such as nuts, seeds, whole grains, and lean meats.
- Avoid spicy and greasy foods
Spicy and greasy foods can trigger nausea, so it's best to avoid them during pregnancy. Instead, choose bland foods like crackers, toast, and plain rice.
- Stay hydrated
Dehydration can worsen nausea, so it's important to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, and try to avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks that can dehydrate you.
- Take a prenatal vitamin
Taking a prenatal vitamin can help to ensure that you are getting all of the necessary nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. Some women find that taking their prenatal vitamin at night can help to avoid nausea.
- Get plenty of rest
Fatigue can worsen nausea, so it's important to get plenty of rest. Take naps when you can, and try to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
- Try ginger
Ginger has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. You can try ginger tea, ginger candy, or ginger supplements.
- Use acupressure
Acupressure can help to relieve nausea by stimulating certain points on your body. You can try wearing acupressure wristbands or using a pressure point band.
- Talk to your doctor
If your nausea is severe, your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help alleviate your symptoms. However, it's important to talk to your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.
I personally had morning sickness during my first trimester from about 7 weeks to 11 weeks pregnant and found, what helped me the most, was having an apple and rice crackers next to my bed, so I could eat them first thing in the morning before even getting out of bed.
In conclusion, morning sickness can be uncomfortable and disruptive, but there are many remedies that can help to alleviate your symptoms. By eating small, frequent meals, avoiding spicy and greasy foods, staying hydrated, taking a prenatal vitamin, getting plenty of rest, trying ginger, using acupressure, and talking to your doctor, you can reduce the impact of morning sickness on your life.