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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Relieving Morning Sickness

             Relieving Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects an estimated 50 to 90 percent of pregnant women. Most women experience it in the morning, but it can occur at any time during the day or at night. Morning sickness typically occurs in the earlier parts of pregnancy, but some women can experience it throughout their entire pregnancy. Women suffering from morning sickness tend to experience nausea, vomiting, or both.

Common Ways to Help Relieve Morning Sickness:

  • Choose Foods Carefully
Select foods that are high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Salty foods such as saltine crackers have been known to help alleviate nausea. Avoid spicy foods, foods high in grease and fatty foods.

  • Eat Small Meals Often
Healthy snacking and eating small meals throughout the day rather than eating three larger meals will help to keep the nauseated feeling away.

  • Drink Plenty of Fluids
Be sure to drink plenty of water. Drinking ginger ale soda, sucking on peppermint hard candy or ice chips have also been known to help.

  • Avoid Smells That Trigger Nausea
Certain foods or smells can seem to make your nausea worse. Identify those smells and/or foods and avoid them as much as possible.

  • Get Plenty of Fresh Air
Get as much fresh air as you can. Go for a walk outdoors. Fresh air not only cleans out your lungs, it also helps you clear your mind.

  • Vitamin Intake
Be sure to get the proper amount of Vitamin B6, or Vitamin B12, these two vitamins in particular have been known to reduce nausea during pregnancy.

  • Change Your Prenatal Vitamins Schedule
Sometimes the time you take your prenatal vitamins may affect you as well. If you feel queasy after taking your prenatal vitamins in the morning, start taking them at night. Just be sure to take them daily.

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