Being pregnant comes with its share of good as well as bad experiences. One of the common experiences that most mothers to be, go through is the morning sickness. This is the feeling of nausea, and it may lead to vomiting, that is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. For some women, the sickness can go on for the entire pregnancy.
Even though it is called morning sickness, it can take place at any time of the day. The best thing is to try and manage it to reduce its impact.
Ensure that your stomach has some food
You can do this by eating small portions of food frequently especially if you have a poor appetite. Eating heavy meals occasionally may cause you to react and vomit due to nausea. Having an empty stomach can make it worse and that is why it is important that you take some food. You can take a snack before you wake up in the morning and before you sleep at night so as to help in controlling the nausea.
The taste of lemon can help to reduce the impact of morning sickness. You can take it fresh, or you can make lemon tea. For some women, the smell alone is enough to reduce nausea.
Avoid foods that may cause nausea
Foods which have a lot of fat or are spicy can make morning sickness worse. You should avoid such foods and focus more on foods that are bound to reduce the morning sickness such as dry poultry meat and peanut butter.
Take plenty of water
Water is good for hydration and it can also help to stabilize your stomach to prevent vomiting. Taking eight glasses or more can help to keep you healthy and to manage the morning sickness.
Morning sickness does not affect the health of the baby even if it lasts for the whole pregnancy. The only problem is when it is excessive and you cannot keep food in your stomach without vomiting. If you are unable to eat and drink, vomiting a lot, and you are experiencing weight loss, you could be suffering from hyper emesis gravid arum or HG. This is an excessive sickness in pregnancy and needs the attention of a doctor since it can affect the health of the baby.
With the above tips, you can manage the morning sickness and enjoy your pregnancy.