TIPS FOR SURVIVING MORNING SICKNESSadmin
Despite its name, morning sickness doesn’t discriminate between the time of day—nausea or vomiting can sneak up on you morning, afternoon or evening. Even a mild case of nausea can wear you down and leave you feeling miserable and exhausted.
So, how do you deal? If you’re suffering from nausea, vomiting, or both, here are some pregnancy-safe ways to find relief.
Grab some best foods to eat when nauseous or throwing up in pregnancy
Ginger, lemons, salty crackers, high protein diet, food rich in vitamin B6 like bananas, toast and other dried foods, peppermint, pregnancy safe herbal teas, watermelon.
Eat Small Meals
Try eating multiple small meals throughout the entire day. When you start eating as soon as you wake up in the morning, you find that it settles your stomach. Some dry and salty crackers are best first thing to eat in morning to fend off nausea. By eating small snacks throughout the day you’ll keep some food in your stomach at all times, which could help bouts of morning sickness.
Keep ahead of the nausea by staying hydrated and trying to get at least eight glasses of water a day. Another way to soothe your stomach is with cold, slushy drinks like a frozen lemonade or by sipping ice cold water.
If you are not a huge water fan, then try flavouring your water with some fruits like citrous water can ease nausea.
Talk to your doctor
If you have severe nausea and vomiting that won’t go away, see your obstetrician immediately.
An estimated 2% of pregnant women will experience severe morning sickness called Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). HG is different from typical morning sickness—it causes loss of appetite, severe nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and fatigue. Many women with HG need to be hospitalized to ensure they are getting enough fluids and rest. These extreme symptoms can last for the entire pregnancy. Not to fear, though! As draining and uncomfortable as HG is, most women go on to have healthy babies.
Listen to your body, and get the relief you need
There are a variety of other pregnancy-safe morning sickness remedies and medications that your doctor can advise you about. If you are struggling with feeling sick all day, talk to your doctor about your options.
And just remember, as terrible as morning sickness can be, it’s often temporary and usually starts to go away in the 2nd trimester. Hang in there and know that it’s a great sign that your baby is developing just the way they should!
Morning sickness/ nausea and vomiting in pregnancy/ hyperemesis gravidarum