Nausea and pregnancy: They seem to go hand-in-hand. Morning sickness can be a good thing – a sign of a healthy pregnancy. But, it is certainly no fun.
You might be tempted to just power through it, but there are ways to ease your symptoms and enjoy your pregnancy. Many women have morning sickness (up to 70 percent) and every woman’s experience is a little different. But there are some tried-and-true remedies to try.
You should also contact your doctor before trying any of these remedies.
It’s also important to note that “morning sickness” is a misnomer. Some women have nausea at night, midday, all day… And while it tends to wane in the second trimester, some women experience it longer into their pregnancies.
For some women, certain scents (coffee, perfume, trash) can set off morning sickness. Try as best you can to avoid scents that trigger nausea, but if you can’t try sniffing a citrus scent, like lemon.
We know you have tons to do and commitments to keep, but pregnancy is a tiring time. If you can, take a sick day from work or squeeze in a nap. You are growing a human being: Sometimes you need to slow down and rest.
Ginger tea (or lozenges) can help reduce morning sickness and drinking tea can also keep you hydrated – a good thing when you are fighting morning sickness.
Some women swear by these stretchy pressure point bracelets to help relieve morning sickness symptoms. Designed to help reduce seasickness, they are worth a shot!
Ask your doctor if you can take a vitamin B6 supplement. It has been shown to help relieve nausea during pregnancy.
Eating small meals during the day can help with nausea and also, eating a small snack before you get out of bed – like crackers – can ease sickness as well.
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