Morning Sickness, Noon Sickness, Night Sickness

Posted on May 27, 2012 | Blog Posts, Morning Sickness Remedies Category | | Print This Article

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Morning sickness is, of course, one of the most misnamed conditions around. Morning sickness can happen any time; for some women, it is indeed in the morning. For many others, it might happen at noon, midday, the evening, or nighttime.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do throughout the day to reduce your morning sickness:

In the morning

  • Take your time getting out of bed.
  • If you tend to feel really sick in the morning, eat a little as soon as you wake up and before getting out of bed.
  • Ask your partner to bring the food to you, or prepare a snack the night before and leave it beside your bed.

Throughout the day

  • Eat little and often, every two or three hours – even if you’re not hungry.
  • Drink a lot of liquid, preferably 10 to 12 glasses of water, fruit juice or herbal tea each day.
  • Avoid food containing a lot of fat or spices.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Eat dry crackers, toasted bread or rusks.
  • Ginger tea or ginger tablets can help reduce nausea.
  • Rest several times a day. Lie down with a pillow under your head and legs.
  • Move slowly and avoid sudden movements.
  • After eating, sit down so that gravity helps to keep the food in your stomach.
  • Avoid smells that make you feel sick or throw up.
  • Don’t brush your teeth immediately after eating because this can cause vomiting.
  • Get some fresh air and exercise by going for a little walk every day.
  • Avoid smoking. Not only is it harmful for you and your child, it also diminishes your appetite.

At night

  • Before going to bed, it may help to eat a snack such as a yoghurt, bread, milk, cereal or a sandwich.
  • If you wake up during the night, eating a small snack may stop you feeling sick in the morning.
  • Sleep with the windows open to get some fresh air, if possible.


What about you? Have you done any of these things to try to reduce your morning sickness? What worked and what didn’t?

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