Many women struggle with morning sickness while pregnant. This nausea upon waking can vary greatly, from a mild irritation to being so bad that hospitalization is necessary. For some women, morning sickness isn't just morning sickness, it is all day long sickness.
Luckily there are little tricks that can help ease and even eliminate the annoyance of morning sickness in some cases.
- Protein with each meal- Many childbirth educators recommend eating a little bit of protein with each meal. For some women, the nausea of pregnancy is caused by simple blood sugar imbalances as the body adjusts to pregnancy and the placenta is being formed. Eating protein with every meal and snack, especially having a protein rich breakfast can really help ease your discomfort if blood sugar is the cause of your woes.
- Ginger- Many women find that ginger can help with any kind of nausea, even that caused by pregnancy. You can consume ginger in a spicy tea, cookies, small candies, and even in pill form.
- Staying hydrated- Many people have difficulty drinking plenty of water at any time of life. But during pregnancy, when the strains on your body are even more extreme, staying hydrated is especially important. Trying to keep your fluids as healthy and natural and close to water as possible is especially important.
- Exercise- Some pregnant women find that simply doing some small exercise each day can help with the morning sickness associated with exercise. This can be as simple as a short walk or a relaxing swim. Not only can this help you feel better, it can help you prepare for the work of birth.
Taking care of yourself while pregnant may be one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your baby.