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Nausea during pregnancy health tips

Women are rightly afraid of ‘nausea during pregnancy‘, because the constant vomiting and the sense of weakness steals their energy in the weeks after they become aware of the good news that in their stomach is growing a new life. Just a small percent of pregnant women avoid the nausea in the first months of pregnancy. In fact, about three-quarters of pregnant women experience nausea or vomiting in the first trimester.

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The intensity and duration of morning sickness vary from pregnancy to pregnancy. Usually the sickness appears in the sixth week of pregnancy, and disappears at the end of the first and early second trimester. Unfortunately, some pregnant women suffer from morning sickness during the entire pregnancy.

Many current and future mothers would agree that the use of the term morning sickness is wrong, because the nausea during pregnancy does not appear only in the morning, but can be at any time of the day.

Perhaps there is no magical cure for nausea during pregnancy, but many things can mitigate or prevent morning sickness.

Here are some health tips that you can try to alleviate the problem  of nausea during pregnancy:-

• Eat at least 2-3 biscuits in the morning before your feet touch the floor. Keep salted biscuits on the night table next to your bed. To prevent the occurrence of nausea in the morning, eat a few rusks as soon as you open your eyes while lying in the bed. Lay for 20 minutes until the digestion process finishes. This will increase the level of sugar in the blood and reduce nausea and giddiness. Rusk can also help if the nausea appears during the night.

• Wake up and lie down slowly. You may feel like a turtle, but it is very important in the morning before you get on your feet, to sit for a couple of minutes at the edge of the bed. Set your alarm earlier than usual to give yourself enough time. Many pregnant women find out that sudden movements like quick getting up out of the bed in the morning often causes morning sickness.

• Eat multiple small meals per day, instead of three large meals. It is true that heavy meals during pregnancy can force you to vomit the food you ate, but an empty stomach will not spare you from nausea either. To prevent the occurrence of nausea, it is very important to constantly have food in your stomach. Eat 5-6 small meals a day to avoid overeating and hunger.

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• Consume the recommended dose of fluids. The more dehydrated your body is, the greater likelihood of morning sickness occurring. Your sensitive stomach does not allow you to keep the water that you drink? Add to the water something that will change its taste, like honey or lemon. Some pregnant women feel much better when they consume cold drinks.

• Do not drink water while eating. Drinking water is particularly important for pregnant women, but drinking during a meal often leads to nausea. Drink fluids between meals. It is best to consume fluids half hour before or after a meal.

• Make a list of perfumes that cause you nausea and avoid them. You’ve probably noticed that certain smells that you liked before (favorite perfume, the tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee, favorite spicy meal), now you cannot bear them anymore. Make a list of scents that you are repulsive to and avoid them as far as possible.

• Avoid hot rooms. If you feel cold, it is better to wear warm clothes instead of increasing the room temperature. Hot rooms stimulate nausea during pregnancy.

• Spend as little time as possible in front of the computer. If you notice that sitting in front of computer causes you to feel bad, avoid the working desk, at least in the first trimester. And if you must work on your computer? Adjust the monitor so it does not cause you eyestrain.

• Try to keep some lemons nearby. If you start to feel nausea appearing, eat a piece of lemon. Many pregnant women noticed that the smell of lemon calms down the giddiness and stomach sickness.

• Try ginger, but only in consultation with a gynecologist. Ginger and ginger tea help reduce nausea and prevent vomiting. Although most studies show that it is safe to consume ginger during pregnancy, it is best first to consult with your health care provider.

• Wear lightweight and comfortable clothes. It may sound strange, but tight clothes can increase the symptoms of morning sickness. Many studies show that replacing tight clothes with comfortable and lightweight clothes reduces or completely eliminates the symptoms.

• Do not eat foods that can worsen your condition, just because their healthy. It is better to skip them during the first months of pregnancy. It is preferable to eat fatty foods that can stay in your stomach for a longer time, than healthy foods that will not keep longer than 10 minutes. Many pregnant women say the consumption of a preferred diet reduces symptoms of nausea during pregnancy.

• Keep the brain busy with other activities. Sometimes, the more you think of nausea, the worse it gets. The nausea is not easy to ignore, but if you find something that will distract you from the pain, you might be able to say that you have found the magical cure.

• Give yourselves the necessary rest and find a way to get rid of stress. Nausea is significantly increased if you feel stressed or tired. When you are tired, listen to your body and as often as possible take a rest. Remember, what is necessary for your baby is a happy and relaxed mother.

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Whilst there is no magic cure for nausea during pregnancy and many women will unfortunately suffer the ill effects of morning sickness during the first trimester as can be seen from the tips above there are several measures that can be taken to alleviate the problem.

Have a safe and healthy pregnancy!

James Kelly

High Wycombe, Western Australia,6057