Morning sickness is often one of the first signs of pregnancy. While it can occur at any time of the day, by the end of the first trimester, morning sickness usually subsides. More than half of all women experience morning sickness sometime during their pregnancy. While nothing is guaranteed to end morning sickness, if you do experience it, there are things you can do to minimize it.
Eat before getting out of bed. If you start off the day feeling sick, you’re likely to continue feeling sick. Eating crackers, or other light and easy-to-digest foods, before getting out of bed can help to prevent nausea.
Eat small meals throughout the day. Low blood sugar can trigger nausea and make you feel sick. Eating small, nutritious meals every three hours can help stabilize blood sugar and keep nausea at bay.
Take prenatal vitamins with food. Vitamins can be induce nausea, especially if taken on an empty stomach. Taking prenatal vitamins with your largest meal of the day can help to reduce nausea.
Avoid foods and smells that make you feel sick. Scented perfumes, strong aromas from cooking foods, coffee and body odor are common nausea triggers.
Sniff lemons or ginger. The smells of lemon and ginger can help to relieve nausea. Eating ginger candy can also offer nausea relief.