Cures for Morning Sickness and Nausea
You find out your pregnant and you’re elated and excited… until the nausea and vomiting kicks in. Nausea and vomiting are one of the first signs of pregnancy and usually begins around the 6th week of pregnancy. Don’t let the name mislead you – morning sickness can occur at any time of the day. But the good news is for most women, it seems to stop after the 12th week of pregnancy.
Does everyone get morning sickness?
More than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to the nauseous feeling you may have during the first trimester of pregnancy, which is a result of the increased hormones in your body.
How can you stop morning sickness?
As it’s caused by your raging pregnancy hormones, you can’t really stop it -but there are things you can do to alleviate the discomfort.
10 things to try to help Morning Sickness and Nausea:
- Eat small meals often
- Sip on a smoothie, like Vitimum Original, throughout the day.
- Drink fluids before or after a meal, but not with meals.
- Drink small amounts of fluids during the day to avoid dehydration.
- Eat something when you first wake-up in the morning.
- Eat whatever you feel like eating, whenever you feel you can.
- Ask someone else to cook for you; open the windows, or turn on fans if the odor bothers you.
- Get plenty of rest and nap during the day.
- Avoid warm places - feeling hot adds to nausea.
- Exercise - it may be the last thing you feel like, but some gentle exercise, walking, yoga cycling or swimming, can help. Just make sure you keep hydrated and don't over do it.
How do you avoid Nausea?
Here are our 5 Don’ts:
- Avoid lying down after eating.
- Don't skip meals.
- Don't let this condition go untreated - if you're unable to eat at all or keep fluids down, see you local doctor.
- Avoid spicy food.
- Eat big meals - best to have smaller meals through out the day. You will find this will be helpful through pregnancy too, to avoid indigestion and heartburn.