How to Survive Severe Morning Sickness

on Apr 19, 2016

by Dr. Christine Lee, MD

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If you are struggling to keep anything down, make sure you talk to your doctor. There are times when you may need to spend a few nights in the hospital in order to regain your strength and make sure you are healthy.

Morning sickness is one of the most common side effects of being pregnant. Luckily, it is usually something that only lasts for the first trimester. Also, while some women experience severe morning sickness, others have more of a manageable version. But, if you fall into the first category of severe morning sickness, here are some things you can do to survive. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Eat Immediately Upon Waking

The first thing you will want to do is to eat a few crackers before you even get up in the morning. If possible, you may even want to have your breakfast in bed where you can relax for a while and allow it to settle before you get up for the day. Try to stay in bed for at least 30 minutes after eating to help make it easier to keep the food down.

Eat When You Can

When you are suffering from severe morning sickness, you should start by trying to keep a little something on your stomach at all times. Morning sickness is actually something that can get worse when you have an empty stomach, so this will help at least a little. Do whatever you can do to try to keep some food down throughout the day.

Focus on Smells

Smells are also something that can trigger a bout of morning sickness. So, try to stay away from strong smells as much as possible. These smells could be anything from food to strong perfumes and soaps. If you are struggling in this area, you may want to consider changing out some of your favorite products for a while so that you are not bothered by strong smells.

Drink Water

Along with food, make sure you are keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Being dehydrated could make the symptoms of morning sickness even worse, so make sure you are taking in enough water to keep you hydrated. You can also try drinks that soothe your stomach, like peppermint tea or ginger ale.

Get Some Fresh Air

In most instances, laying down and resting can actually make your nausea and morning sickness worse. Instead, try to get outside and get some fresh air regularly. Not only can this help to settle your stomach, but keeping busy can help keep your mind off of the morning sickness.

These are a few of the things you can try to ease your severe morning sickness. If you are struggling to keep anything down, make sure you talk to your doctor. There are times when you may need to spend a few nights in the hospital in order to regain your strength and make sure you are healthy.

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Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).

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