A Guide To Easing Morning Sickness

As a pregnant woman, there is absolutely nothing worse than not being able to eat foods that were once your favorites simply because pregnancy hormones and morning sickness have ruined them for you. 

Morning sickness is truly one of the most awful symptoms of pregnancy, and some women suffer for a long time with it, while others are lucky enough only to experience it for a little while. However, each woman needs a way that they can cope with their morning sickness. 

Here is a complete guide on how to manage and relieve your morning sickness. 

Smells 

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For many women, being pregnant means that many of their senses are heightened. One of these is smell, and we all know how badly offensive smells can further upset an already queasy stomach. 

Try to stay away from offensive smells that will make you feel even sicker than you already are. This will help you to manage your morning sickness at all times during the day. 

Rest 

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Pregnant women need to get as much rest as possible throughout their pregnancies so that both they and the baby can stay safe. However, the need to rest becomes even greater when suffering from morning sickness. 

Do your best to get as much rest as you can when you are suffering from morning sickness because it will ensure that you do not overwork yourself and exacerbate the feeling of nausea and headaches.

Snacks 

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Generally, when you feel queasy, the last thing on your mind is food, but if you want to keep the morning sickness at bay, eating regular but small meals will help you ward the morning sickness off. 

Having a few small snacks every couple of hours will keep your stomach full so that it is not too acidic and will make you sick, and the volume of food not being so much that it might make you feel worse. 

Bracelets 

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Jewelry truly can fix anything, even morning sickness! These are not traditional bracelets, though; they are sea bands that help ward off seasickness by pressing down on an acupressure point in your wrist that controls nausea. 

Wearing one of these bracelets when suffering from morning sickness is an excellent way to ensure that you will not be nauseous and always feel great. The bonus is that you might feel like you’re on a tropical cruise. 

Scents 

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When you feel nauseous, one of the best things you can do to help is smell a fresh scent. Doing this will allow you to stop smelling whatever it is that might have triggered your morning sickness. 

You can carry some lemon-scented hand sanitizer or even a sprig of fresh rosemary with you at all times so that anytime a smell triggers your morning sickness; you can ward it off quickly and easily. 

Hydration

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The sad (and sometimes gross) reality behind morning sickness is that you probably spend a lot of your time throwing up. The nausea is bad, but the throwing up is so much worse. When you throw up, you lose a lot of fluids. 

Because of this, you must stay hydrated at all times so that you do not dehydrate. This will not only be extremely unhealthy for you and the baby, but it might also lead you to feel even sicker. 

Clean Mouth 

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The feeling in your mouth after throwing up is one of the most awful ones, and you must brush your teeth afterward so that your mouth is cleared and clean of all of the acids that come from throwing up.

Making sure that your mouth is clean once you have thrown up will also ensure that you do not feel ill again because of the feeling of throwing up leaves in your mouth. 

Ginger

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You might already know that ginger can help you to feel better when you are nauseous, but after drinking ginger beer for about the hundredth time in a day, you will probably begin to become sick of it. 

Try to get creative with ginger. Find recipes that you can eat and drink that will help you feel better than you can alternate between always having something to make you feel better without being sick of any of it.  

Fresh Air 

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One of the easiest and quickest ways to avoid morning sickness is simply to go out and get some fresh air from time to time to have enough oxygen and cool air to help you feel better.

Try and get out of your home or workplace a couple of times every few hours to feel better in general, and make sure that you get outside as quickly as possible if you feel morning sickness coming on. 

Vitamins

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Prenatal vitamins are there for a reason, and you should be using them to help you with your morning sickness. The prenatal vitamins are filled with everything that your body needs to deal with pregnancy. 

Find out which vitamins you should be taking and take them religiously. They will help you feel better and ensure that you and your baby get all of the nutrients you need throughout the pregnancy.

Written By:
Daniella Segell

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