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How To Get Relief From Morning Sickness

By Edited Mar 15, 2016 0 1

A pregnancy should be a fun and exciting time as you're expecting that new little arrival so the last thing that you want is for it to be marred by an upset stomach and nausea.

Despite its name morning sickness doesn't always hit you in the morning, in fact some women have it morning noon and night. And here's the really bad news, although morning sickness usually goes away after the first trimester, some women have it throughout their pregnancy. But fortunately there are a few things that you can do to get relief from morning sickness.

Things You Will Need

toast
crackers
ginger
ginger ale
ginger tea
vitamin B6
acupressure wrist bands

Step 1

Keep some crackers or toast nearby to nibble on at the first hint of nausea. It also helps to eat a cracker in the morning before you get out of bed.

Step 2

Avoid having an empty stomach by eating small frequent meals throughout the day. You will also find it helpful to avoid foods and odors that trigger your nausea.

Step 3

Drink plenty of fresh water throughout the day as dehydration tends to increase nausea.

Step 4

Try using ginger to settle your upset stomach. Something that you might try is eating crystallized ginger which because of its sweetness is usually a little easier on your stomach than fresh ginger. You might also try drinking ginger tea or warm ginger ale.

Step 5

Be sure to get at least 50 mg of vitamin B6 a day to help relieve morning sickness. If you're having a problem with the prenatal vitamins, you might want to try the B-natal morning sickness lozenges. Many women find this green apple candy flavored lozenge that contains vitamin B6 to be very soothing for an upset tummy.

Step 6

Try an acupressure wrist band to help manage your morning sickness. This band which is worn around the wrist like a watch has a small button that stimulates the acupuncture point called p6 which is located on the inside of your wrist, to help relieve nausea.
If your prenatal vitamin seems to be causing your nausea you might try eating a small snack before time and taking your vitamins at bedtime. Otherwise if this doesn't help be sure to talk to your doctor about trying a different prenatal vitamin.

Tips & Warnings

You should always consult with your doctor for severe morning sickness as its not healthy for mom or the baby to have a mom who is always sick. Although no drugs are considered safe during pregnancy, for more severe cases of morning sickness your doctor may prescribe something that will help relieve it.
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Comments

Jul 12, 2010 10:54pm
Sookie
eating a cracker before getting out of bed worked for me! Great article
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