You say “Wow! I am pregnant!” Then you remember all the tales you have heard about morning sickness and nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy. As one of the most talked about pregnancy symptoms, morning sickness is really not all that bad. In fact, some lucky women hardly experience it, while some do. It invariably passes off by the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. If you just discovered you are pregnant, then here are a few tips that can help you tackle it with ease.
Prenatal vitamins contain valuable iron that you need when you are pregnant. But this very same iron can trigger nausea. You may want to try a different brand of prenatal vitamins or go on a low iron formula during the first trimester pregnancy. Also, change the timing of the day when you take it. Try taking your vitamin with something other than water, like in a spoon of pudding.
Snack in bed
This one really helped me. Keep a couple of dry, high carb crackers or toast handy. The moment you wake up, sit up and eat them. Get out of bed half an hour later. Remember not to drink any water. This literally keeps off morning sickness. An additional benefit is resolving heartburn, which is an uncomfortable pregnancy symptom.
Watch what you eat before bedtime
Don’t have sugary stuff at bedtime. This makes your blood sugar drop and encourages nausea. Instead go for high protein stuff like yogurt. It relieves tiredness as well.
Ginger really helps
Natural ginger added to tea or your dessert dish stops morning sickness. You can also go in for ginger ale or ginger capsules.
Slow and steady
Each time you rise after a nap, go slow. Rushing out of bed can wake up that morning sickness in a hurry.
Aromatherapy can keep off morning sickness. Try essential oils like lavender or peppermint sprinkled on your handkerchief. When you feel nauseous, inhale it a couple of times.
Stay away from nausea triggers
Often, the smell of different foods can cause morning sickness, as can riding an elevator, heat, the sight of a computer screen, etc. You need to identify these and avoid them.
These are some of the effective ways in which you can avoid morning sickness during your first trimester pregnancy. Do not suffer morning sickness quietly. Keep yourself informed about how you can have a healthy pregnancy, ensuring your health, as well as your baby’s.