Things To Try: The Onset Of Morning Sickness

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article

Everyone has heard of morning sickness, even men! However, every woman hopes she will somehow miraculously escape the nausea, vomiting, and unsettled feeling that comes along with most pregnancies. The truth of the matter is that most women will deal with varying forms of morning sickness while a few won’t have any and others will have extreme forms. Luckily, the things to try to tame morning sickness are fairly universal and work for women no matter their level of morning sickness. If you feel sick then you will surely want to give them a try!

Tip #1 Eat First Thing

The first thing you will want to try when you notice you have morning sickness is to eat something small before getting out of bed in the morning. The combination of having no food in your stomach and waking up and walking around is enough to cause many women to hug their toilets rather than their pillows. You can try to avoid this by having a little something to eat as soon as you wake up. A good suggestion is to wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual and eat a couple of saltine crackers while continuing to lie in your bed. Then, after a few minutes you can get up and start moving around. For most women this is enough to help them control the nausea. Give it a try and you will see that it really does help.

Tip #2 Small Meals

If you are going to really battle morning sickness you need to keep something in your stomach at all times. This means eating lots of small meals. It could be as much as eating something every hour or two. However, if you have experienced morning sickness all day and all night then you will certainly want to give the many small meals per day option a try!

Tip #3 Clear Colas

Lots of women find that drinking ginger ale and other clear colas helps settle their stomachs. Ginger ale is especially popular because it does not have caffeine and ginger is a known nausea reducer. You can find diet and regular ginger ale at the grocery store so you might want to give it a try. Many other women have found it works well for them, so try it out and see!

You should find some relief from your morning sickness by incorporating these tips. If not, then you may want to talk to your doctor to see if he/she has additional suggestions that might relate to your specific situation.

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