Pregnancy is a blessing meant to be enjoyed. Morning sickness- not so much. If you're experiencing the nausea and vomiting some pregnancies can bring, look at our tips on how to alleviate the pesky side effects pregnancy can bring.
Ditch work- Seriously! If the thought of going to work is only making you feel worse, call in sick. Your body is working overtime in creating a baby so you deserve this time to rest and relax. It's so important during this time that you rest and stay well not only for yourself, but also for your passenger.
Only have a few sick days to use? Morning sickness typically peaks around week 7 or 8. Scheduling time off around this time will give you a much needed break.
h2o and lot's of it! Staying hydrated throughout your pregnancy is important, even more so if you're throwing up or nauseous. Try adding fresh lemon or lime to help flavor it.
Tired of water? Gatorade and sports drinks are fine too. They help to replenish electrolytes and potassium lost to vomiting.
Get Plenty of Rest- Getting a good night's sleep may not solve all your problems, but it will help. On the whole, when your body feels more rested, it will better be able to tackle your morning sickness. Have life factors that may cut into your sleep? Take a nap during the day if you can and avoid moving quickly as it can make your stomach feel queasy.
Graze Throughout the Day- When you snack all day and have little meals as opposed to three big ones, it will help to settle your stomach. When your stomach is empty it only worsens the nausea, but eating too much can make you feel queasy. Keeping your stomach a little full with light snacks is a great way to combat nausea.
Carry a Survival Pack- While this may not cure morning sickness, it will certainly make it more bearable. Stock a few must-haves in an easy to access bag. Breath mints, mouthwash, toothbrush/toothpaste, and even a clean blouse, can help you feel better. It's not a bad idea to carry a plastic bag in case you just can't make it to the bathroom. A stash of snacks that you can munch on afterwards may help too.
While morning sickness is a bummer, rest easy knowing that it doesn't last too long and you are growing a perfect baby!