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How to deal with morning sickness at the start of pregnancy

Morning sickness can strike at any time of day or night, especially at the start of pregnancy. Here’s a few things that could help make your first, delicate trimester a little easier to stomach.

2 mins to read Aug 31, 2020
  • Keep topped up with plenty of fluids – take small sips often to help prevent vomiting.
  • Eat whatever pregnancy-safe foods are appealing to you.
  • Eat small, frequent meals and that include carbohydrates.
  • Avoid spicy or rich foods.
  • Steer clear of foods that smell unpalatable.
  • Have a small snack, like toast or crackers, first thing in the morning.
  • Drink ginger beverages or eat gingery snacks.
  • Make a note of what you eat to see if you can learn which foods trigger nausea.
  • Get plenty of fresh air.
  • Try to get some rest.
  • Experiment with acupressure—it works for some people.
  • Do not take over-the-counter medicines to treat motion sickness or nausea. Speak to your doctor if you think your nausea requires medication.
  • To ensure your good nutrition, talk to your doctor if you are vomiting frequently or if your severe morning sickness isn’t subsiding by the 4th month.
  • Speak to your doctor if your urine is extremely dark or if you have other symptoms that concern you.
  • For any other aches and pains, read our checklist on pregnancy pains and discomfort.



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