Morning Sickness Remedies & Morning Sickness Relief
Morning sickness remedies
Morning sickness is the term used to describe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, this is really common in the first trimester of pregnancy and it affects about 80% of pregnant women. The level of sickness varies and is different for everyone . It doesn’t put your baby at risk, as long as you are able to keep some fluids down, and for the majority of women it only lasts for the first trimester. Although it’s not much fun for the mum to be feeling sick it is actually a good sign that your pregnancy hormones are high enough to sustain a pregnancy. Women who have morning sickness are less likely to have a miscarriage than those who don’t. But that’s not to say that if you don’t feel sick you won’t have a healthy pregnancy. During pregnancy it is important where possible to try and eat a balanced diet, but if you are suffering from morning sickness, don’t worry it is important to just eat whatever you feel you can cope best with. Your baby will be able to catch up on the nutrients they need later on in the pregnancy when you feel better.
Morning sickness remedies
Tips to help with morning sickness
- Make sure you get enough rest because tiredness can make your nausea worse, and try to stay relaxed.
- If you are feeling sick first thing in the morning, if possible give yourself time to get up slowly, and keep a snack by your bed, something like a plain biscuit to eat before you start moving around.
- Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, such as water, and only sipping them little and often rather than in large amounts at once, because this may help prevent vomiting. If you are struggling to keep fluids down try sucking ice cubes.
- Try to eat small and frequent meals that are high in carbohydrate (such as bread, pasta, rice). As having an empty stomach can make nausea worse.
- Where possible eat cold meals rather than hot because they don’t give off the same smell that hot meals do, which can make you feel sick.
- Try to pick bland, non-greasy foods, such as baked potatoes or pasta, which are simple to prepare too.
- Try to distract yourself as much as you can, and relax – often nausea gets worse the more you think about it.
- Make sure where possible you wear comfortable clothes without tight waistbands.
- Ginger is known to help with nausea, so either nibble on some ginger biscuits or drink some ginger tea.
- Acupressure or sea-sickness wrist-bands can also help with nausea so try wearing these during the day.
- Keep a diary of times of day when you feel worst and best. If there’s a daily pattern, you may find there is a time each day when you could eat or drink without retching.
- The smell of lemon can help your nausea. Try adding a couple of lemon slices to sparkling water and take sips.
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Morning sickness remedies – Further reading can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_sickness