7 Weeks Pregnant
Managing Her Morning Sickness
For you, “morning sickness” probably conjures vague associations with overzealous nights out. But this hangover doesn’t go away by lunchtime. The nausea and other fun symptoms of pregnancy may last all day, and sometimes don’t quit by the end of the first trimester—or even the second.
A flood of hormones is diverting all her body’s resources to supporting the baby, so no matter how hard she tries to live her normal life, there’s no way around the exhaustion, emotions, and nausea.
Your role is pretty simple. If she craves a food, get it. When there’s food around that disgusts her, throw it out—even if it’s your dinner. Those in-between-meal snacks you’re supposed to avoid? Make sure she eats lots of them—it averts nausea. Press snacks on her frequently, and toss them in her bag when she’s leaving. Keep any kind of ginger chews or candies, or ginger tea, accessible at all times. And remember that famous pregnancy mantra: This too shall pass.
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