How to Cope With Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

<img src = "morningsickness.png" alt = "morningsickness">The series of symptoms that women feel during early periods of their pregnancy journey is what is refer to as Morning sickness. However these symptoms differ from one woman to the other.

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Symptoms that are common to most women during early pregnancies are Nausea and vomiting.

Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach which is always followed by the urge to vomit or throw up but which may not happen while Vomiting is when you finally throw up either forcefully or unintentionally. This usually happens around 6weeks into the pregnancy or before 6weeks. It can occur at any time of the day, and for most women, it seems to stop after the 12th week of pregnancy.

It must be noted that morning sickness is not actually harmful to you or your baby, more than 60% of women experience these symptoms during pregnancy mostly within the first trimester which is as a result of an increase in the body hormones. If you are experiencing these symptoms right now, nurse no fear because many doctors believe that morning sickness is a good sign that the placenta is developing well.

The following tips should help in coping with what you are experiencing (morning sickness) right now. This was what worked for me during my pregnancies and I believed they should work for you too;

  • Take a small portion of food at a time.
  • Eat soda crackers or cracker biscuit 10 minutes before getting up from bed in the morning
  • Drink fluids or little water 1/2 an hour before or after a meal, but not with meals.
  • Feeling hot can add to nausea or vomiting so avoid warm places
  • Eat whatever you feel like eating, whenever you feel like eating them.
  • Sniffing lemons or ginger also helps.
  • Drink lemonade or eat watermelon to relieve nausea.
  • Avoid doing the cooking yourself during this period because of the odour from the food.
  • Always stay in a well-ventilated environment.
  • Don’t lie down immediately after taking your meal.
  • Get plenty of rest and nap during the day.

Finally, You should contact your Doctor if the condition persist more than 12weeks.

 

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