Help ease morning sicknessClick here to view the full magazine article
Many women experience morning sickness throughout their first trimester. Morning sickness can occur at any time, not just in the morning. Most pregnant women start to feel better sometime around the end of their first trimester, or the 14th week of pregnancy, some feel sick throughout their entire pregnancy. You should contact your health care provider for help if you have severe vomiting spells.
The main thing is do not let your stomach get too empty or too full. We found comfort in keeping something on hand to munch on when we started to get an empty stomach. In fact, this was the best way to help prevent the nauseous feeling from starting.
A few women have had success thwarting morning sickness by eating a small snack before getting out of bed each morning.
This might sound obvious, but you should avoid foods that make you sick. Even smells can trigger an episode, so it may be necessary to cook foods that aren't as potent as your normal palate would enjoy. We found that women often get sick from foods that they normally like to eat.
If you are feeling sick when you brush your teeth, you might try not bending down so far to rinse your mouth and/or try a different kind of toothpaste. Do not use a lot of force to spit.
We hope that you have found some comfort from reading this article. Please consult your health care professional with any questions you may have relating to morning sickness.
Based on our personal "mommy research," here are some ideas of what might help you ease morning sickness. Morning sickness solutions are different for each person, so you might need to try a few different ideas before you find something that works for you.
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