How to Prevent Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

How to Prevent Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Preventing morning sickness quickly becomes one of the top priorities of women when they become pregnant. Although this is thought to occur in the morning, it can actually occur during all time of the day, evening, or night and can affect most pregnancies at one point or another. While some women only experience morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy, it is also possible for it to occur through the entire pregnancy as well. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, there are some methods that you can try to prevent morning sickness in your own pregnancy. Below are some of the most common ways that have been shown to help other pregnant women when they were fighting to prevent morning sickness in their own pregnancies.

Early morning sickness

If you have been feeling sick in the morning, you may be able to prevent it by doing some simple things to fight it off. For starters, keep some snacks near your bed. If you get up to go to the bathroom during the night, eat a few crackers. This may help absorb some of the stomach acid that is in your stomach and help regulate your blood sugar.

You should also eat a few crackers before you get out of bed in the morning. Other foods that seem to help are dry toast, granola or something else that is rather bland. The goal is to eat something that will help regulate your blood sugar so that you do not feel queasy when you get out of bed.

You should also try to get up slowly and eat a bit more when you get to the kitchen. Take in some protein like peanut butter or yogurt. If you move quickly on an empty stomach, morning sickness may happen due to your sudden movements.

Throughout the Day

Rather than eating three meals per day, eat small snacks or smaller meals every couple of hours throughout the day. Low blood sugar can cause a woman to feel queasy and may make a woman experience morning sickness in the afternoon.

Keep snacks that moms typically put in their purses when they have toddlers, like Cheerios, crackers or veggie sticks that you can eat throughout the day. These can help keep your blood sugar up and help keep nausea away.

At Night

You should always eat a bedtime snack as well. Dairy foods are great natural antacids and can neutralize stomach acids while you are sleeping. Fruit and crackers are also great for the same reason and will help your stomach not become too full with nausea.

Foods to eat and ones to avoid

There are a number of foods that can cause or prevent morning sickness. Some of the best ones to help prevent it are:

• Avocados
• Protein
• Dairy
• Peanut butter
• Complex cabs – whole grain pasta, crackers, bread and brown rice

There are also a number of foods that can cause or worsen morning sickness as well:

• Fried and greasy foods
• Artificial Sweeteners
• Caffeine
• Sweets

Drink lots of water

Water is important during pregnancy and to the growth of your baby, but it can also help prevent morning sickness as well. You should be consuming about twice the normal amount of water when you are pregnant and can actually get it from a variety of sources other than by drinking. Try some water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon and grapes.However, you should avoid drinking large quantities of water or any other liquid while you are eating.

Other tips

There are also many other things that can help avoid morning sickness as well:

• Take your prenatal vitamins with food or before bed.
• Dress in something that will not overheat you.
• Avoid certain smells
• Have someone else do the cooking if you are having food related nausea

Conclusion

For many women, morning sickness is a huge part of their pregnancy, especially at the beginning. If you are having severe symptoms, it is important that you talk to your doctor to see if you are consuming the right amount of nutrients and do not become dehydrated.

Some women have even found that they must be hospitalized due to their morning sickness related issues. However, if you follow the steps above, you should be able to fight off many of the symptoms of morning sickness and begin feeling much better during the rest of your pregnancy.

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Brittany Null
Brittany Null | ConceiveEasy
Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.