Many women may underestimate the extent that a pregnancy may have on their body. In the early stages of pregnancy, the first trimester, many women may become ill and may feel nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, sleeplessness, trouble focusing, etc. Here are some tips that may help alleviate some of the discomfort:

  • Snack More Often-Eating frequently and having smaller portions may help with the nausea. Remembering to drink water throughout the day will help your body to feel better and give you more energy to get through the workday. It is especially important to drink liquids in order to stay hydrated. Try eating Club crackers to keep something in your stomach. Many women often feel the sickest in the mornings, and keeping a glass of water and some crackers on a bedside table will help to settle the stomach in that morning stretch. Fruit is also a good choice as items like grapes and oranges are easy snacks to bring with you.
  • Sleep-Your body is working hard to grow another human being. You will feel tired and when you do it is important to sleep as much as possible. If you feel so sick that you cannot sleep, I would strongly recommend taking Vitamin B6. This can help alleviate the nausea and can be found over-the-counter in any drugstore. Try this for a few days to see if it helps. If you are still having trouble sleeping, Unisom is an over-the-counter sleeping aid that is recommended by doctors to pregnant women. This should help your body get the rest it needs.
  • Don't Worry-Don't worry that your future child is suffering because you are unable to keep food down. The baby takes the nutrients that it needs in order to grow. Unless you are an extreme case and unable to keep solids AND liquids down for days in a row you should be fine. Those people should seek medical attention and will probably be hospitalized because of dehydration.