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Morning Sickness

 

 

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.

Helpful Do’s and Don’ts to Ease Morning Sickness

Do:

Eat small meals often

Sip on a protein shake, 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 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

Don’ts:

Do not lie down after eating.

Do not skip meals.

Do not let this condition go untreated.

Do not cook or eat spicy food.