Tackling Morning Sickness

Author: Shannon Miller

Morning Sickness Mother

I’m not sure who named this “morning sickness.”  Mine was 24/7 for almost 6 months.

To add one more injustice, it came back during my third trimester.  But don’t despair – only half of women experience morning sickness and for most, it lasts only through the first trimester.

If morning sickness rears its ugly head during your pregnancy, follow these tips to help limit its effects:

Things to do…

  • Eat small meals through out the day.
  • Drinks fluids throughout the day to avoid getting dehydrated.
  • Eat soda crackers 15 minutes before getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Avoid foods and smells that could make your nausea worse.
  • Keep exercise a part of your weekly routine.

Things not to do

  • Don’t lie down immediately after eating.
  • Eat regularly – don’t skip meals.
  • No spice for you!  Don’t cook or eat spicy foods.

If you experience extreme nausea or vomiting, particularly into the second trimester, don’t hesitate in contacting your healthcare provider.  

TIP:  For some yummy, tummy-friendly recipes that are packed with the nutrients you need, especially during pregnancy check out the Shannon Miller Healthy & Balanced Pregnancy Cookbook with recipes from Top Chef Jessica Bright.

Source: American Pregnancy Association

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