Morning sickness is often nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though it is called morning sickness, it can happen any time of day. In most cases it happens between 6 and twelve weeks of pregnancy, but sometimes it happens during the later stages.
Morning sickness is never fun, so here are some super easy ways to get rid of these symptoms:
1. Lemon candies
Keep a lemon candy handy everywhere you go. Keep them in your purse, under your pillow and anywhere else you can think of in case of emergency. The juice of the lemon candies will give you instant relief and will help you get rid of your nausea.
2. Peppermint candies
Just like lemon candies, peppermint candies can also be helpful. They have a similar calming effect on your stomach. This will make you feel refreshed and the taste of peppermint will make the nausea go away.
3. Lemon water
Lemon can cure your icky feeling. Add a few drops of lemon in a glass of cold water and drink it in the morning or when you're feeling sick.
4. Ginger tea
The smell and flavor of ginger has a calming effect on your belly. It will soothe you and help calm your nausea. A cup of ginger lemon tea would be even better.
5. Eat more often
During pregnancy, you can always be hungry or you can completely lose your appetite. If it is the former, then you are lucky. Because hungry or not, you should always keep something to munch on. An empty stomach will trigger sickness more than a full stomach will. Do not eat large meals. Instead, eat small meals or snacks throughout the day.
Cravings can happen anywhere and anytime - even in the middle of the night. Keeping food near your bed will save you time and energy, and the time it takes you to prepare a meal might make you more sick. If you keep some snacks near your bed, you can get up and munch anytime you need.
Choosing low fiber snacks is a good habit during pregnancy. Toast, saltine crackers, applesauce and bananas are a perfect combination. They will quench your hunger without challenging your digestive system too much.
7. Avoid chips and fries
Try to avoid fried and fatty foods during pregnancy. They take a long time to digest, which delays the process of transferring the nutrition to your baby. The more time it takes, the better chances are for you to feel sick.
8. Have breakfast in bed
Pamper yourself while you are pregnant. If possible, eat something before getting out of bed. That way your stomach will be full even before the first activity of the day. The longer you go with an empty stomach, the higher chances are for morning sickness.
9. Avoid cooking in the first trimester
Unless you absolutely love it and it makes you happy, avoid cooking in your first trimester. The different smells of the vegetables, meats, fish and eggs can trigger nausea. So, during those rough weeks, let your partner handle the kitchen duties. The smell of simple things like spaghetti can send you into sickness.
Drink plenty of water. If you are regularly throwing up, make sure that your body has enough water to maintain the level of fluid, inside your body. After each meal, drink as much water and healthy fluid as you can.
Remember that the morning sickness phase is short. If something is triggering your morning sickness, try to avoid it. No matter what you do, remember that it will all be worth it when you get to hold your precious baby in your arms.