4 Ways To Reduce Or Prevent Morning Sickness
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4 Ways To Reduce Or Prevent Morning Sickness

It is still a mystery why the nausea and vomiting that women experience during pregnancy is known as morning sickness. The term is truly a misnomer, as morning sickness can occur at any time during the day or night, or even all day and/or night. In fact, around 50 percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness is various degrees during their pregnancy, and this can have an adverse effect on the women's health.

It is still a mystery why the nausea and vomiting that women experience during pregnancy is known as morning sickness. The term is truly a misnomer, as morning sickness can occur at any time during the day or night, or even all day and/or night. In fact, around 50 percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness is various degrees during their pregnancy, and this can have an adverse effect on the women's health.

During the first trimester, when it is important to eat healthily, it can be extremely difficult if you are battling a churning stomach, food aversions and a salivating mouth. This can tell on pregnant women's health and the growing fetus. However, women do not have to deal with morning sickness. Here are 4 ways to reduce or prevent it.

Eat Small Frequent Meals

An empty stomach can increase the chances of nausea that comes with pregnancy. It is important that pregnant women eat small amounts of food throughout the day. It is best to consume six small meals instead of three big meals. Smaller and more frequent meals will keep the woman's energy levels high and reduce the chances of nausea and vomiting. Try to eat bland foods that do not have strong aroma and odor, and it is also advisable to avoid greasy and spicy foods. Instead pregnant women should be looking to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, crackers, and breads. Morning sickness right after waking up can be prevented if women snack on rice cakes or whole wheat crackers 15 minutes before rising from bed.

Wrist Bands

There are special acupressure wrist bands available that help to combat all forms of nausea, including morning sickness. These bands exert gentle pressure on acupuncture pressure points to relieve nausea and do not have any side effects. These bands are said to be one of the best ways to prevent nausea and vomiting, and many obstetricians recommend them for pregnant women.

Adequate Rest

Pregnant women are constantly battling fatigue due to changes in their hormone levels. This fatigue can stress the women out and trigger morning sickness. Getting adequate rest by retiring to bed early or taking short naps during the day can help to reduce or prevent morning sickness. However, a nap right after a meal should be avoided, as it can trigger nausea. Pregnant women's health in general will benefit from getting a lot of rest right through the day.

Pregnancy Lollipops

There are flavored lollipops available especially for pregnant women that can alleviate nausea. Some of the flavors include sour tangerine, mint, sour lemon, sour raspberry and ginger. Sucking on these lollipops can not only alleviate nausea, it also can help alleviate dry mouth and boost energy levels.

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