Morning sickness can take a toll on a newly pregnant mom.
It usually starts around the 4th week of pregnancy and lingers through the first trimester. It eases out the second trimester, although can stay on for a bit longer for some. If you have severe morning sickness its best to consult with your midwife, as sometimes it might be hard to keep any food down. Getting medical advice for extreme cases is advisable.
What is morning sickness?
Simply put, it’s your body’s way of reacting to the new pregnancy hormones. It can manifest as nausea, vomiting and a strong sense of smell. You can smell your neighbor cooking some fried chicken and this can make you feel sick. That’s right. It’s good to cook in a well-ventilated kitchen so the smell of food doesn’t linger around the house. You can also have some scented candles around the house to help with this.
I spent most of my first trimester without cooking much. Try some minimal cooking food recipes or food with very mild flavors, like steamed veg and mash or baked potato and beans.
Even though this is called morning sickness, it can occur at any time of the day. Its mostly felt more prominently in the mornings.
So lets now look at what is good for morning sickness, so you can avoid feeling tired and restless all day.
20 Morning sickness remedies
Dry toasts Drink lots of water – A simple yet important for hydration
Peppermint oil and lemon oil
Warm lemon and honey drink
Carrot and celery sticks
Beef can also increase nausea.
These are some ways you can prevent nausea and vomiting in your pregnancy. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and stay well ventilated. Fresh air, a walk in the park and a nice warm bath can relax your body and relieve your body’s tension.
Got any of your own morning sickness tips you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments below:)
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