The Office star Jenna Fischer just may have a lucky charm when it comes to morning sickness.
Who says celebrity perks stop at really cool gift bags? Actress and mom-to-be Jenna Fischer, expecting a boy due sometimes in the fall, fessed up that she never experienced morning sickness early on in pregnancy. "I've been really lucky, I've had a really easy pregnancy," the star of the hit sitcom, The Office, tells E! Online.
But because she's everyone's favorite "girl next door," Fischer adds a quick disclaimer: "Before all the pregnant women at home get mad at me for saying that, I just want them all to know that, while I did not have morning sickness, I have plenty of cellulite and it's OK," she says. "I've been cursed in other ways."
She didn't have the food aversions and nausea that plague so many of us, but Fischer's pregnancy-enhanced taste buds have been craving certain foods. "In the beginning it was a lot of macaroni and cheese and Lucky Charms. Now it's a lot of strawberries," she says (via E! Online).
Maybe it's the Lucky Charms that made Fischer lucky enough to escape morning sickness? According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, morning sickness, or "pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting" as it is technically known, is common in early pregnancy and affects an estimated 70 to 85 percent of pregnant women. And, as most experienced moms can tell you, symptoms of morning sickness can actually occur at any time during the day or night.
Experiencing morning sickness and want relief? ACOG's tried-and-true advice includes: eating crackers before getting out of bed, drinking beverages made from real ginger such as tea or ginger ale, and consuming smaller nutritious, high-protein meals and snacks throughout the day. Vitamin B6 may also help, some studies show. Best the best way to quell morning sickness might just be common sense—be sure that you are getting enough rest and try to avoid foods and smells that make you feel sick! For more severe cases, your doctor may prescribe certain anti-nausea medications that approved for use during pregnancy.