Vomiting and nausea during first trimester of pregnancy is not new. As per a study, around 75 % of pregnant women suffer from morning sickness. The term ‘Morning Sickness’ is actually quite misleading because its symptoms like- vomiting, acid formation etc. can happen at any time during the day, especially in the first trimester. Pregnancy is a beautiful journey in itself but these early morning problems create not-so-pleasant memories for many expecting mothers.
Morning sickness can be as simple as feeling little sick in your stomach or a headache. Eit can be worse as throwing up many times in a day, leading to dehydration. It doesn’t matter what type of morning sickness you are experiencing, taking rest is the first and foremost way to deal with it. There can be many reasons why you are feeling sick and every time you need not call your doctor. There are many ways to deal with this problem and here are
7 Ways to Relieve You of Morning Sickness
- Avoid smells or foods that you do not like these days. When you are pregnant, your sense of smell gets heightened. Things which may not have bothered you ever before may smell stronger and more unpleasant now, causing you to get sick.
- Ginger helps in curing morning sickness to a great extent. So if you feel okay with having ginger, then you can have ginger tea or ginger candies.
- Morning sickness gets worse if your stomach is empty. So eat something before you get out of bed. Place some snacks or fruits at a handy place near your bed so that you can easily have them as soon as you get up.
- Plan your meals such that you eat in every two hours. Try to avoid oily and spicy stuff because this may cause more acid formation. Eat plenty of fruits and healthy things.
- If you can, try to get some fresh air after getting up. Take a cup of tea and sit for some time in an open area. A brisk walk also helps in settling down an upset stomach.
- While facing morning sickness, many times your mouth might get sour stimulating more vomiting. So, as soon you are done with a vomit, immediately brush your teeth with a mint flavored toothpaste. It helps. Take a mint- flavored mouthwash and whenever you feel vomiting sensation, just do a quick rinse with it.
- If you are not feeling okay with having any kind of solid food, keep up with liquid intake. Have coconut water or fruit juices (fresh and homemade). If you can’t even handle plain water, try infusing water with a few lemon drops, add mint leaves or a spoon of ready made glucose powder.
Don’t let your morning sickness make you feel that pregnancy is a bad experience that brings about bad times with itself. You don’t have to simply suffer from morning sickness, especially when many natural options are available to help you feel better. If even after trying out these natural methods, you don’t feel relieved, contact your doctor and discuss other options that you can opt for.
Above all, always remember that all these unpleasant pregnancy symptoms will eventually end and you’ll be rewarded with
a beautiful bundle of joy.