Dealing with Morning Sickness
Morning sickness, also commonly referred to as nausea gravidarum (or simply nausea), pregnancy sickness, or vomiting of pregnancy (emesis gravidarum) is a common condition that many pregnant women experience. It is most common during the first trimester (first three months). There are times wherein the symptoms are mild, but there are other cases wherein the feeling can be too much to handle that a pregnant woman would have to vomit. Fortunately though, there are several things that can be done when it comes to dealing with morning sickness.
1. You should get as much rest as you can.
It is a must that you try to get a good night’s sleep as much as you can. If you are having a hard time doing so, you can wear dark glasses or sleep mask so that you can block out the light that may be preventing you from getting the rest that you need. A maternity body pillow can also be used, as this will provide additional support to your stomach and your back. Day naps can also be of help.
2. Don’t get out of bed quickly.
When waking up, avoid getting out of your bed quickly. Taking your time is one of the best ways to avoid feeling nauseous.
3. Know about the foods that you should avoid while pregnant.
Aside from spicy foods, you should also avoid fatty ones as much as possible. Caffeine is also not recommended for pregnant women.
4. Portion your food into smaller ones.
During pregnancy, you would need to always have food in your stomach – remember, you are not only feeding yourself, but your little one too. This will also reduce the risks of nausea development. And if in case you still get nauseous, it will not be severe. However, it is also crucial for you to eat smaller portions rather than always eating big ones. A peanut butter sandwich, salty crackers, and other types of protein-rich snacks can do you a lot of good.