You are very happy to know that you are six weeks pregnant. But your happiness is marred by nausea. This is nothing but morning sickness. The term is misleading, as you could feel nauseated at any time of the day. Roughly, 70% of pregnant women all over the world have to face morning sickness. Morning sickness is more in the first trimester of pregnancy and then in most cases it subsides on its own as the pregnancy progresses. Here are a few tips that can help you cope up with Morning sickness if not prevent it completely
Understand that your body has undergone a sudden change and it is going to transform further. This has shown up in the form of nausea and vomiting. The best thing to do in such a case is to give your body the rest that it needs very much. Don’t be hard on yourself and accept that it is OK to leave some things unattended for the time being. Try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep daily.
Chew Peppermint and Candies
Sucking on a peppermint candy does wonders. Constant vomiting can cause your taste buds to repel food and also brings in bad breath. Chewing on peppermint will moreover help to soothe your irritated throat that has been throwing up till now. Drinking peppermint or spearmint tea will also help in dealing with morning sickness to some extent.
Check on Your Iron Supplements
The iron supplements that are prescribed during pregnancy play the culprit in some cases. Consult your doctor and check if the dosage can be lowered to combat the severity of morning sickness.
Take an Antacid
Vomiting, in some cases, is a direct result of acid-reflux. To keep stomach acid levels in check and to arrest vomiting the following day, take an antacid before going to bed. Discuss this with your doctor before buying any medication when pregnant.
Eat Green Apples
Take a few bites of the green apple and help you get rid of that ‘throwing up’ feeling. Better way of consuming green apples is chilling the cut pieces in the fridge. Now they seem even more energetic.
Inhale Fresh Scents
During pregnancy the senses get elevated to another plane. New to-be-moms become very sensitive to odors. Your experience will tell you that you can’t bear certain types of smells. Just shun them. Try to sniff lemon extract or rosemary scents.
Check Your Food Portions
Try to take small meals rather than a full course meal at a time. Keep snacking on a regular basis throughout the day. Also, avoid staying without food for longer periods. If the stomach is empty, the nausea may worsen. Snack on salty crackers and munch on snacks that are made of peanut butter or some other snacks that are rich in protein before you get out of bed in the morning.
In addition to all these, keep yourself physically active and drink plenty of fluids that keep you well hydrated. Drinking lemon juice, sipping some iced water and barley water will help you a lot in this. Most importantly, enjoy this journey as you will soon have the bundle-of-joy in your arms.