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How to deal with Morning Sickness?


How to deal with morning sickness?

1. DRY FOOD


Keep some boxes handy filled with crackers, ginger flavoured candies, biscuits ( sweet or sour according to your choice ). Avoid oily foods and foods which are heavy on the stomach.

Frequency of eating should be having light, low quantity meals every two to three hours, instead of taking heavy meals after longer periods.

Very Popular Remedy: Eat a couple of Saltines/ Crackers before you get out of bed in the Morning. Have Ginger infused water/ Ginger Ale as well.

2. GET ENOUGH SLEEP


Try to get naps during the day and avoid being awake and night. Put away all electronic devices after 10 pm.

3. MILK


If milk suits you, have a cool glass of that in the morning.

4. AVOID FOODS WHICH TRIGGER NAUSEA


Some foods which may trigger nausea in you may not do the same in others and vice-e-verse. Hence, keep that in mind and devise your own food plan.

5. DON'T MISS PRENATAL VITAMINS


Always take vitamins and supplements prescribed by your Doctor. These are important for the development of your baby and health of your body.


6. CHEW PROPERLY

If you don't chew your food properly it may lead to indigestion. So avoid eating food in haste.



7. EAT IF YOU FEEL HUNGRY, EVEN IF IT IS MIDNIGHT


As said earlier always keep your favorite dry food handy, and keeping your tummy satisfied may help prevent acidity which ultimately leads to less nausea.


8. TRY TO KEEP STRESS AT BAY

Incorporating at least a 20-30 minutes of walking in your daily schedule in the first trimester is very beneficial for a mother's health. It seems difficult especially if you feel like throwing up all the time but it really can divert your mind as well. Since strenuous exercises are to be avoided in the first trimester, make this walking ritual your friend. Along with this try meditating and listening to calming music.

9. SOMETIMES B12 DEFICIENCY MIGHT ALSO TRIGGER MORNING SICKNESS.


Talk to your Doctor about this and if you're deficient in this particular vitamin, incorporate eggs, banana and nuts in your diet. The Doctor may also prescribe you some B12 supplements.

10. STAY HYDRATED


Vomiting may drain up your body from water and it can lead to dehydration which in turn makes you weaker, more prone to morning sickness and leads to more health issues in pregnancy. So always keep a bottle of water handy. For change of taste try ginger ale, coconut water and infused water whatever suits you.

SOME MORE TIPS

1. SMELL A SLICE OF LEMON OR ADD IT IN YOUR HERBAL TEA

2. AVOID SPICY OR FRIED FOODS.

3. AVOID HAVING WATER WITH MEALS, WAIT FOR AT LEAST HALF AN HOUR BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS.

4. USE ACUPRESSURE WRIST BANDS.

5. DRINK PEPPERMINT TEA OR USE PEPPERMINT OIL.

All these tips are not guaranteed to help, but may provide some relief. It's best to take advice from health professional as it's very important to take care of your health during pregnancy especially if you are facing moderate to severe morning sickness.




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