Surviving Morning Sickness
Self care isn’t just about your mental health. Your physical condition can influence your mood as well. Here are some tips that we’ve collected to help you feel better and ease the symptoms of morning sickness.
In the Morning:
- Allow yourself plenty of time to get out of bed (this may mean setting your alarm earlier than normal). It helps to get out of bed slowly as you start your day.
- You may find it helpful to keep a stash of crackers or dry cereal by the bed so you can put something in your stomach as soon as you wake up.
During the Day:
- Eat small meals throughout the day to avoid getting too full or too hungry.
- Get plenty of rest, but avoid napping right after a meal. This can make nausea worse.
- Some women become more nauseous when they are in warm places.
Suggested Meals to Eat:
- Cold foods
- Bland foods (chicken soup, broth, plain baked potato)
- Plain vegetables or fruits
Suggested Snacks to Eat:
- Lemons (eat them, suck on them, sniff them)
- Ginger (ginger ale soda, ginger tea, ginger jam on toast, ginger snaps)
- Peppermint tea
- Gelatin Jell-O
- Flavored popsicles
Treatments & Supplements:
- Taking Vitamin B6 (50 mg) daily has been shown to help with pregnancy induced nausea. You may want to ask your doctor if this would be helpful.