Morning Sickness – Ugh!
Feeling nauseous is common during the first weeks or even months of pregnancy. Many women are able to control the effects with a few simple home remedies. If your nausea or vomiting is severe enough that you are unable to keep food or fluids down, contact your doctor immediately.
Here are a few tips to help overcome Morning Sickness (that nauseous feeling that can come at any time of day… not just in the morning).
Eat small meals and eat often.
- If you have food in your stomach, you are less likely to encounter nausea.
Eat foods that are rich in protein.
- Meals high in protein take longer to digest and can help avoid nausea.
Eat something before your get out of bed.
- Keep crackers or toast by your bedside so you can fill your stomach up before your feet hit the floor in the morning.
Keep yourself hydrated.
- Remember to take small sips of water throughout the day.
Make sure you are getting plenty of rest.
- Stress and tiredness can make pregnancy sickness worse. Relax when you can.
Check your pre-natal vitamins.
- Many women struggle to swallow large pills as it may trigger your gag reflex. Try switching to a “gummy” prenatal vitamin if you are feeling nauseated.
- Pregnancy Resource Centers offers a 6-month supply of free prenatal vitamins to our clients. Contact us for more information.
Talk to your doctor.
- Remember if you are experiencing nausea / morning sickness, talk to your doctor immediately if you are unable to keep food or water down.
If you need someone to talk to about your pregnancy we are here to help. If you do not have a doctor or insurance we can help connect you to other low cost or free resources in our community that may be able to help you. Make and appointment and contact us today.