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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Smith

Useful Tips That Helped Me Deal With My Morning Sickness

For many women, pregnancy is an exciting and beautiful experience. Unfortunately, feeling nauseous or ready to vomit at a moment's notice isn’t so fun!

Some lucky expecting moms might not have to deal with this issue at all. If you’re like me and dread morning sickness, I have some helpful tips that will get you through it. There are so many great ways you can manage this aspect of your pregnancy. So, stick around to see what will work for you.

6 Helpful Tips For Morning Sickness:

1. Snack Often

My first tip is an easy one, as many of us already enjoy snacking! Really, when you’re pregnant, you should snack more often. Having three large meals throughout the day is usually fine. When your uterus is expanding and your stomach gets bigger and bigger, you want to start spacing your meals out more.

Large meals can make you feel bloated and nauseous. In addition, waiting to eat can make you feel even more sick. That’s why it’s important to snack throughout the day instead. You can prepare snacks you like and eat them in small portions whenever you feel hungry.

Alternatively, try planning six small meals throughout the day, this way you reduce feelings of nausea. Also, consider what foods you are putting in your body. You want to eat foods that won’t make you nauseous.

Each woman has different preferences when it comes to meals, but I suggest avoiding overly greasy foods, spicy dishes, and overly fatty foods. For me, dry foods like cereal, crackers, and pretzels are great if I feel like my morning sickness is coming on.

2. Add Ginger to Your Diet

Another way to beat nausea is by adding ginger to your diet. Ginger is known to help with an upset stomach. Luckily, it can even be used to battle morning sickness. Recent studies have proven this is an effective way to manage pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Plus, there are tons of ways you can add this ingredient to drinks and foods.

I suggest getting fresh ginger from the store. You can slice it up and put it in your favorite tea with some honey. If you don’t like tea or don’t like the idea of using raw ginger, then get ginger lollipops and lozenges. Some foods even contain ginger like ginger snaps and ginger candy.

3. Get a Full Night of Sleep

Sleep is a crucial part of your health. It’s even more important when you’re pregnant. While you might find it harder to fall asleep when you are nauseous, this could be the perfect solution for morning sickness. Try taking a quick nap to relieve your symptoms, but also make sure you get a full night of sleep each night.

Not sleeping can lead to more morning sickness and other pregnancy issues. I know it can be hard to find extra time to sleep, especially if you have kids. Still, you need to make time for yourself!

4. Drink Plenty of Fluids

Sticking to healthy habits during your pregnancy will help alleviate morning sickness. This includes getting enough activity in, eating lower-fat foods, and drinking plenty of water. Your fluid intake is especially important, as this could help settle your stomach and rehydrate you after you throw up. Plain water is great, but you can also have herbal teas or add citrus fruits to your water.

Lemons, limes, and even oranges are known to help with nausea. You can also add a bit of these to your water to make it taste better. For herbal teas, I highly recommend getting peppermint tea or adding ginger to a tea that you like to keep yourself hydrated and nausea-free.

5. Use B6 Vitamin Supplements or Add More B6 to Your Diet

If you want to try using health supplements for morning sickness, I suggest looking into B6. Many women are lacking this crucial vitamin and might need a supplement to help. In general, you should talk to your doctor when you start taking new pills. This is a safe and effective way to deal with morning sickness!

Some women don’t want to take more vitamins and want to get their nutrition through healthy eating, though. I understand completely! If you want to add more B6 to your diet, eat certain foods that are packed with B6. This includes whole grains, nuts, fish, potatoes, and tropical fruits.

6. Notice Your Triggers and Other Patterns

Finally, you want to track when you are getting nauseous and what specific things are triggering your morning sickness. In some cases, you might feel like vomiting for no reason. Usually, there is a cause. Certain tastes, smells, and even things you see could cause your morning sickness to flare up.

There’s no real way to know what will make you feel sick until it happens. Some of your favorite smells and foods might even become a cause of morning sickness! This can be upsetting at times, but if you keep track of your triggers, you can avoid feeling sick.

When looking for triggers, I suggest considering the time of day, what is happening in your environment, and other possible things that could be making you feel nauseous. This could include exposed trash bags, open windows that are letting other smells in, and the eating habits of the people around you.

Final Thoughts on Morning Sickness

I went over some of my best tips for morning sickness throughout this post. There are many different ways you can start feeling better while you’re pregnant. These are just some of the methods that have helped me.

Also, feel free to share your own morning sickness tips down below! It’s important to share our pregnancy stories and help each other out during this exciting time in our lives. Social support can really help you feel better emotionally and physically. Whether you comment on blogs like mine or start a conversation with friends and family.

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