Is morning sickness troubling you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over 50% of women experience morning sickness during their early pregnancy period. It is a nauseated feeling that begins usually when you miss out your first and second menses (periods), and continues till 15 to 16 weeks. Since the vomiting and nausea is worst during the morning, it is named ‘Morning Sickness’.
If you are victim of morning sickness, you need to adopt some safe measures to bring some respite to you. The best course of action to handle vomiting, nausea or both is home treatment. Although no treatment guarantees you a complete break from this morning suffering, but the mentioned treatment is likely to minimize the unpleasantness that you face every morning.
Home Treatment Measures to Manage Morning Sickness Include
- Drink fluids only before and after half an hour of meal intake. Never with meals.
- Drink cold frizzy beverages.
- Regularly consume water/ fluid during the day. It prevents dehydration.
- After eating, walk around. Do not lie down.
- Eat small meals or snacks that are rich in carbohydrates and proteins in every 1-to-2 hours.
- Smell fresh orange and lemon. It helps.
- Avoid smell and food that triggers nausea.
- Consume soda crackers about 15 min before you get up in the morning.
- Take nap or plenty of rest during the day.
- Brushing teeth after the meal also helps.
- Avoid warm places.
- Eat salty potato-chips.
- Eat watermelon or sniff ginger to relieve nausea.
- Don’t cook, instead ask somebody else to chef for you, if food odor bothers you.
- Suck lollipops that are ginger flavored. Herb ginger is highly effective to control nausea.
- Acupressure wristbands.
- Take your pre natal vitamins when you feel less nauseated.
Medicines to Ease the Vomiting and Nausea Include
- Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) eases the nausea but not very effective in controlling vomiting.
- Herbal supplement. For example ginger capsules.
- Doxylamine (usually taken with pyridoxine) is effective in controlling both vomiting and nausea
See the Doctor, if
- Vomiting is accompanied by fever or pain.
- Excessive vomiting that is preventing you to take any food down.
- Persistence of vomiting and nausea even into the 2nd trimester i.e. after 13th week.
Morning Sickness is the toughest part of the pregnancy. Take above mentioned simple measures to mitigate the sufferings that come along with your pregnancy.