Morning Sickness Solutions
Does the thought of certain foods or odors make your stomach turn? Have you been unable to eat anything but the blandest of foods since you learned you’re pregnant? Take heart: you’re not alone!
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), almost half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy. This queasiness is commonly known as morning sickness since it tends to be worse early in the morning; however, many women suffer in the afternoon and evening, too.
Morning sickness is often relieved for most women around the third month of pregnancy, but some women find occasional nausea and vomiting linger further into pregnancy.
Although doctors aren’t certain as to the exact cause of morning sickness, it is thought that hormone surges, changes in blood sugar, and increased stomach acids are to blame.
The following suggestions aren’t all proven scientifically—and they may not work for everyone—but they are commonly recommended by healthcare providers and other women who have experienced morning sickness miseries.
Don’t Forget to Eat
Eating several small meals during the day will often lessen morning sickness since nausea seems to be worse on an empty stomach.
While it isn’t always easy to eat the highly nutritious foods optimal for a pregnant woman, you need to do your best; try to eat foods high in carbohydrates and protein since they are easier to digest. Greasy, fatty foods may often worsen nausea, so pick your meals and snacks wisely.
Take it Easy
Allow yourself some extra time to get started in the morning. Moving slowly helps some women avoid getting sick.
Eating something bland, such as crackers, 20 to 30 minutes before you get out of bed may alleviate morning nausea.
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