10 Tips to Lessen Morning Sickness
sickness is a common side effect of being pregnant. It can be mild or
debilitating, depending on your individual case. Usually, morning sickness
subsides by the end of the first trimester. Nevertheless, what can you do to
lessen its effects while you are in the full throes of it? Here are ten tips to
help keep morning sickness at bay:
plenty of rest. If you are highly stressed, it is likely that your morning
sickness will be exacerbated. You might also use a
maternity body pillow to properly support your back and stomach, helping
ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
small portions of food throughout the day. By keeping something in your
stomach, you may reduce your nausea.
your time on your personal computer. The rapid flickering of the computer
display has been tied to morning sickness.
Exercise. If you spend your days lying in bed, you’re more likely to feel
lousy. So, be sure to get up and move, particularly during the early stages of
Consider drinking some apple cider vinegar in water, with honey added. This
concoction can help calm a queasy stomach.
some applesauce. The dish can soothe your stomach, making morning sickness go
Consider a helping of Asian pears or citrus fruit. Both are known to limit the
effects of morning sickness.
8. Eat a
baked potato. It’s bland—yet highly nutritious. Or, eat some bananas at
breakfast. The fruit’s potassium may help prevent morning sickness.
comfortable and non-restrictive
maternity clothing. Clothes that are restrictive around the waist can lend
to your nausea.
Consider using children’s vitamins instead of regular pre-natal vitamins. You
might find them to be far easier to digest.
recommendations include a peanut butter sandwich with honey, decaffeinated cola,
or cereal with ice-cold milk. Another great option is to try to distract
yourself. If you’re focusing on your morning sickness, you’re more likely to be
ill for greater periods of time. So, when you start to feel queasy, consider
watching television, doing a puzzle, playing cards or reading a good book. Such
activities can also relax you, making you less likely to succumb to morning