Morning sickness is a common ailment of pregnant women, and can put a damper on the joy of pregnancy. The cause of morning sickness is an increase in the hormone, estrogen, and wacky hormones in general. Most women feel nausea, whether with or without vomiting.
Despite its name, morning sickness can occur any or all times of day. Most morning sickness symptoms fade after the first trimester, yet some women experience symptoms throughout their whole pregnancy.
Although there is no way to prevent or complete alleviate morning sickness symptoms, there are ways to curb the nausea and settle your stomach:
1. Try to stick to proteins such as lean meats or chicken (unless you have an aversion to it, as many women do).
2. Try out different foods, choosing the ones that sit well in your stomach.
3. Experiment with eating different foods to find what sits well.
4. Carbs and starchy foods will often do the trick, as well as dry foods, such as crackers, pretzels and bread.
5. Eat small meals frequently throughout the day instead of three large meals.
6. Take vitamin B6 daily.
7. Ginger tea (including ginger ale) will help relieve the nausea.
8. Keep a bar of chocolate near your bed so you can pop it in your mouth either during the night or before getting out of bed to lessen the nausea.
By trying these remedies, you should be able to relieve most symptoms of morning sickness. Just remember…it only lasts a few months. Most women feel great the rest of their pregnancy.