For some women, experiencing morning sickness is a fixture throughout pregnancy. While some women are blessed with strong stomachs, most have to learn to deal with nausea intermittently while their baby grows and develops. There are many theories about why expectant mothers have morning sickness, but nothing has been proven or verified. Some say that it is a result of increased estrogen and hCG levels. Some even say that morning sickness reveals itself during healthy pregnancies. But that can’t necessarily be the case since there are women who have healthy pregnancies and never get morning sickness. Some have even found that women who carry multiples are more prone to morning sickness. Whatever causes pregnant women to feel nauseated, there are several remedies that have worked for many women. Because there are so many options when it comes to relieving your morning sickness, the best advice is to test each remedy until you find the few that work for you.
* Some women have found relief by taking vitamin B6 supplements. Originally, some thought this meant pregnant women were B6 deficient, but tests have proven otherwise. Even so, many women have benefited from it.
* Keep snacks– such as crackers or nuts– with you at all times. Not only are they easy to transport,but they can keep your nausea to a minimum. If you eat your crackers about a half hour before bed and after waking up, it should minimize the onslaught and keep you from feeling sick in the middle of the night and first thing in the morning.
* Much with the same idea as the crackers, eating smaller, more frequent meals can keep your stomach stabilized. Make sure to eat the types of food that works best with your stomach. For some, it is high-protein foods. For others, it is simple carbohydrates.
* Stay hydrated. Instead of drinking enough liquid to make your stomach feel full, sip liquids regularly throughout the day. Also, add a little more liquid to your diet during meals to help digestion.
* Ginger is also a great remedy to calm a troubled stomach. You can choose gingerbread cookies, ginger tea, or even ginger candy. There are so many ways you can consume ginger– have fun with it.
* Smell lemon extract. Because a lot of women’s morning sickness is triggered by smells, it is important to clear out those bad smells. Picking a strong, cleansing aroma can get rid of the bad odors in your nose and help fight against nausea.
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* Rest. Sometimes all it takes is to make sure you are getting adequate sleep. So, if you’re feeling nauseated, take a nap or just lie down for a few minutes. While resting, position a fan towards you. The air circulation can ease nausea.
* Because feeling sick can be all-encompassing, it is important to distract yourself sometimes. You can take a walk, read a book, take a nap, or watch your favorite movie. Keep your mind from obsessing about the morning sickness. Focus entirely on something else– something fun.
* Medication is also another route to consider. Talk to your doctor about how you feel. He or she should be able to help you understand your best options.
The above aren’t the only ways to reduce morning sickness– just a few of the ways that women have found relief. The most important thing is to just test out new methods. Find the ones that work best for you and stick to it. Before you know it, the morning sickness will be gone and you’ll have a beautiful baby in your arms.