Help for Morning Sickness
Getting Rid of Morning Sickness
by Cassie Germsheid, Contributing Editor
Morning sickness can be the bane of your existence during pregnancy, but even when you think you’ve tried everything to get rid of it or even ease it a little, there are still some methods to try that you may not have heard of.
Every woman is different – and every pregnancy is different due to the many factors that contribute to hormonal fluctuations – so your first pregnancy might be completely unlike your second or third. On the same token, what works for morning sickness during your first pregnancy might not work for the next.
That being said, there are a few ways to help control morning sickness that never hurt to try and can really make a difference, like:
- Removing anything with strong odors from your home and car, like air fresheners, perfumes, scented candles, etc.
- Keeping your blood sugar steady by eating smaller, more frequent meals – if you can stomach it.
- Using meditation or yoga designed for pregnancy to keep your body relaxed and mind at ease.
- Drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration which can occur quickly when vomiting frequently.
- Trying a different kind of prenatal vitamin or taking them at a different time of day, as they can sometimes cause upset stomach.
- Get plenty of rest so your body can keep up the strength to fight nausea.
- Using alternative techniques to get rid of morning sickness such as acupressure to relieve symptoms or eliminate them completely.
Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked, take heart and be assured that it will end. Morning sickness typically subsides by the 16th week and then you can really start to enjoy your pregnancy!
Cassie Germsheid is a Canadian Momprenuer
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