While learning that you are newly pregnant can be a very exciting feeling, you may also soon be filled with dread, and more than a little nausea, when some of the symptoms of early pregnancy arise. Morning sickness is one of the most notorious changes that happens to newly pregnant mothers and can cause a great deal of grief for those who are unprepared.
Fortunately, there are some tactics and solutions available to help you deal with the unpleasantness. You do not have to suffer throughout this time if you make the effort to understand the condition better. Using some of these tricks and medically backed solutions will allow you to find relief.
Let’s look at five specific things you can do to try and make coping with morning sickness a little easier.
Identify Your Triggers
Knowing what sets off your morning sickness will allow you to avoid these cues. Perhaps you notice that certain smells or even doing certain things at a particular time of day can set off your nausea. By starting to pay attention to when you feel sick and what the likely cause might be, you can better control your behavior to avoid these things.
Check Your Diet
Naturally, one of the first things you should optimize to reduce nausea is your diet. The largest contributor to feeling fine in your stomach is what you choose to put in it. While the nausea of morning sickness is caused by hormonal changes in your body, there are certain dietary strategies you can take to make things a little easier on yourself.
For one, even if you do not feel like eating, you should try to get something down for breakfast. Make sure to try bland and easy to digest foods rather than focusing on spicy or excessively fatty foods. Save these for a later date when your morning sickness is a thing of the past.
While many new mothers are wary of taking medications for fear that these will impact the health of their developing child, in some cases your morning sickness may be bad enough to require taking this step. If you have tried several different conservative approaches to dealing with your morning sickness to no avail, consult with your doctor about what you can take to eliminate your feelings of nausea. In some cases, they may simply recommend a harmless dietary supplement containing vitamins and minerals, which can be effective for some mothers.
One of the worst things you can do is allow yourself to become dehydrated. Not drinking enough fluids can lead to more severe morning sickness. If you tend to forget to drink water throughout the day, try using a water tracking app on your phone or motivate yourself to drink a certain number of glasses per day.
Use Natural Remedies
Some natural herbs and plants can be effective at reducing nausea, whether caused by morning sickness or something else. Ginger, for example, has long been touted for its anti-nausea effects. Try making a cup of tea with pure ginger root for a soothing tonic that can help your morning sickness dissipate. Fruits like lemons and watermelon are also great for soothing an irritated stomach. Try out a few different things to find an option that works for you.
Remember That It Will End
Morning sickness is usually a temporary phase in your pregnancy. It can be helpful to remember that your feelings of nausea will gradually disappear, and you will feel like yourself before too long. Be sure to practice the self-care methods outlined here to cope with the discomfort in the meantime.
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