How to get relief from morning sickness

Morning sickness is different for each and every person. In fact it is different from pregnancy to pregnancy. There are no two alike, and of course there are no two pregnancies alike either. Morning sickness is caused from your bodies reaction to the hormones involved with being pregnant. There are a lot of rapid hormonal changes, especially in the first trimester, that cause a lot of different issues in the pregnant woman.

Most often morning sickness occurs from as early as the fourth week to as late as the fourteenth week. Some have it a little earlier and there are cases of morning sickness happening all throughout pregnancy. There are a few who have no morning sickness whatsoever and spend their pregnancies feeling better then ever. Neither case means something is wrong.

Morning sickness usually refers directly to the nausea and or vomiting that some women experience. However, contrary to the name it doesn’t have to happen in the morning. It can happen all throughout the day.

There are a few things you can do to try and get relief. Try crackers in the morning, before getting out of bed. This can help keep nausea at bay. Also try to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day so your stomach is never empty. If there is a food or an aroma that effects you, avoid it. Avoid fatty foods, fried, spicy, acidic and rich foods. They are often harder to digest and make it easier for nausea to hit. You can also try ginger tea or ginger ale with real ginger.

Also make sure you are getting plenty of fluids. Sip water and or sports drinks throughout the day. Try to avoid drinking a lot of water at one time. If you are thirsty this means your body is already feeling dehydrated. Thirst is not an accurate sign of how much water your body needs. Aim for at least 8 glasses and try to squeeze in 10 if possible.

Don’t skip meals because you aren’t feeling well. This doesn’t make things easier and is bad for you and your baby. Instead try a nice comforting food such as toast and applesauce or chicken noodle soup. Also, don’t lie down right after eating. This can make it easier for food to move up the esophagus which isn’t good at this time.

Fear not, morning sickness will go away, no matter how long it feels like it is taking. Trying to find what works best for you can help, though it can also change from day to day. Maybe today you can eat your favorite food, but tomorrow you can’t. It will all work out and before you know it your bundle of joy will be here and you will be too busy to remember back.