Morning sickness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Unfortunately for some, it can last the duration of your pregnancy and occur at any time of the day. According to The American Pregnancy Association, more than 50% of women experience morning sickness during their pregnancy. However, this means over time there are remedies and tricks discovered to relieve symptoms.
Let’s go over some tips on how to manage your morning sickness.
Adjusting your schedule to accommodate the hours you feel best is a great idea to ensure morning sickness doesn’t hold you back from daily activities. Schedule doctor’s appointments or any other event later in the day if you typically experience it in the morning. Timing your routine around the time your supplements kick in is another way to be sure your sickness won’t get in the way of anything. We understand some obligations such as work are unavoidable when you’re experiencing symptoms. Try making an emergency kit filled with anything you might need in case symptoms arise.
#2: Recognizing your triggers
Some people may feel nauseous in the car, or the heat. Paying attention to when your symptoms are stronger can help you in limiting them. For example, if you feel the sickest around 10 A.M, take your medication and self-care remedies before this time. Additionally, The Mayo Clinic suggests avoiding food or smells that can trigger you.
#3: Food and water
Your food and water intake are essential to a healthy pregnancy. Naturally, your consumption habits can impact morning sickness. Avoid foods that are greasy or upsetting to your stomach and replace them with foods that support digestive aid. If you feel like you can’t eat a whole meal, snack throughout your day to gain energy. Of course, if you can, a fulfilling breakfast goes a long way! Hydration in pregnancy is vital. Making sure your water intake is enough can aid your symptoms immediately. A water bottle that provides its Oz amount or is easiest to drink from is recommended.
#4: Treating your symptoms
Vitamin B-6 is a natural way to help with morning sickness. It’s important to talk to your doctor as they can recommend the best medication for your pregnancy. Sometimes, you might need to take prescribed anti-nausea medication if over-the-counter products aren’t helping. Listening to your body and what works can feel like a trial-and-error process. A tip is to keep track of prenatal vitamins, medications, etc. that have helped you the most and look at what ingredients are in them. Ginger, which helps stomach issues, is an example of an ingredient to look for.
Morning Sickness is a part of pregnancy for many women. AFTH encourages you to find remedies that relieve you of symptoms. Always reach out to your doctor if the symptoms become unmanageable or alarming to you.
Admin, A. (2022, June 9). Morning sickness remedies. American Pregnancy Association. https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/pregnancy-health-wellness/morning-sickness-remedies/
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, September 28). Morning sickness. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/morning-sickness/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20375260