During the first weeks of pregnancy, dramatic hormonal changes occur in many women that leads to slight nausea and even vomiting, a condition known as “morning sickness”, although these symptoms can occur throughout the day.
Morning sickness is often smell-associated so be sure to remove the less than pleasant odors and try sniffing fresh scents. In addition, some foods can help ease your nausea and allow you to keep food in your stomach.
While these remedies may help with morning sickness, chances are that no matter how much you try to avoid it, morning sickness will prevail at times. Be sure to never leave home without a few morning sicknesses must-haves such as; a clean blouse, a toothbrush, a toothpaste, mints, a snack of saltine crackers and maybe a couple extra barf bags just in case.
Try eating more cold foods as hot options are more likely to have an aroma that triggers your gag reflex.
Whether it is squeezed into your water, sniffed, or you use to suck on lemon drops, the refreshing smell and taste can calm your stomach.
Complex carbs are easier on the intestines for digestion. Plus, fiber tends to hold onto water, keeping stool softer.
4. STAY HYDRATED:
This might seem obvious but as your stomach fights to keep anything down, the more dehydrated you become the more nauseated you will feel.
5. SIMPLE SNACKS:
Small snacks such as crackers, pretzels, dried fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, and nuts are a perfect option to nibble on to stave off nausea.
Studies have shown that ginger can help soothe nausea. Try adding a thin slice of ginger to your water or tea, sip ginger tea and snack on ginger snaps or gingerbread.
7. COCONUT OIL:
Coconut oil can help balance blood sugar levels and settle an upset stomach, has been found to help ease the pain and symptoms of morning sickness, nausea, and heartburn.
8. HERBAL TEA:
To avoid caffeine and give yourself something to soothe your stomach, try a light aromatic tea such as red raspberry, lemon, peppermint, peach, basil leaves.
Just like the remedy you had as a little kid, you may find simple pleasure in Jell-O snack when your stomach is feeling unsettled.
10. SODA WATER:
Soda water is another option to settle nausea if you aren’t too keep on ginger ale.