What to Try When You’ve had a Recent Increase in Morning Sickness

Posted on Jul 16, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article

Being pregnant is not easy and perhaps one of the biggest complaints is morning sickness. If you find you are experiencing a sudden increase in morning sickness then you probably want to do everything possible to alleviate the nausea. Fortunately, some tips and tricks just might help you out. There is nothing that will cure morning sickness other than time, but if you incorporate these tips into your daily routine then you will likely find you can handle the morning sickness much better.

Tip #1 Small Meals

If you have been eating three meals per day try eating 6-8 small meals. Don’t overeat because this will increase the nausea. Just eat a half sandwich, small bowl of soup, handful of fruit, and other small servings. You will keep something in your stomach at all times and this helps reduce the nausea. If you go out to dinner go ahead and get a to go box before you eat and place half the meal in the box. That way you won’t be tempted to overeat and you will have lunch for the next day!

Tip #2 Breakfast in Bed

You may have found that your morning sickness is at its worst first thing in the morning. That’s because when you wake up you have nothing in your stomach and all the hormones in your body make you feel a little nauseous. A good way to combat this is to simply eat something before getting up in the morning. Generally, saltine crackers are recommended 15 minutes before getting out of bed. So, set your alarm clock for 15 minutes earlier and eat some crackers while watching TV. Just lying in bed and waking up will make you feel better and the little bit of food in your stomach will allay the nausea.

Tip #3 No Grease

Greasy foods like fast food will exacerbate the nausea. Because of this you will want to reduce the amount of fast food you eat. This is good to reduce morning sickness, but it is also good to keep your weight gain at an acceptable level.

There are many things you may find that work for you. Some women find that taking their multivitamin later in the day with a meal is a good way to stave off morning sickness. That’s because multivitamins can cause nausea on an empty stomach and if you are already battling morning sickness the last thing you want to do is add anything to that. So, take your multivitamin during the day with a meal or else at night before you go to bed.

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