Many pregnant women experience something called "morning
sickness" in the first three months, or even more during their
pregnancy. The funny thing about the term morning sickness is
that it implies that this feeling is limited to the morning.
However, most women who experience any morning sickness at all
will report that it happens at various times throughout the day,
and can happen all day long!
Many women don't experience morning sickness, but those that do
report they didn't know it was due to pregnancy until they
missed a period. Morning sickness can range from a vague feeling
of nausea, to recurrent indigestion feelings, to dizziness or
outright vomiting, whether once or repeatedly throughout the
day. Morning sickness usually begins when you are 2 weeks
pregnant and lasts until about 3 months pregnant.
There are many leading providers of vitamins and supplements
to help get rid of morning sickness. One of the best natural
spices for morning sickness sickness is Ginger. This
supplement controls nausea and will actually get rid of
the morning sickness temporarily so you can get through
Other safe and natural methods are used to
get rid of morning sickness permanently,
even within 24 hours.
The symptoms of morning sickness are easy to detect.
First, symptoms will often occur if the stomach is empty. So, be sure
to eat small meals several times a day. When I was pregnant,
would eat light meals at the regular time, and then have snacks
in between meals, so that I was eating something about every two
hours. It helped to keep my stomach busy, like keeping it
distracted! Also, think of it as eating like a baby - because
newborns will eat about every two hours around the clock! I also
got hungry in the middle of the night, so
some of my snacking was at 3 in the morning!
My morning sickness
feelings were definitely helped by snacking. Many women
experience the queasy feeling in the morning because their
stomachs are empty at that time. It's good to keep something,
crackers or even peanut butter, near the bed so you can have
something to eat if you're hungry during the night, or first
thing when you wake up. Usually, in the morning no sickness
will occur immediately if you get something on your stomach.
Second, a pregnant woman will often develop aversions to certain
foods, and cravings for certain foods. These are also symptoms
of morning sickness, but not unpleasant ones, usually. The
aversions, however, should be listened to. Listen to your nose!
If it smells bad to you, don't eat it. If you have a craving
for something, though, you can eat a small amount if it is not a
"healthy food," or a larger amount if it is! It's okay to
satisfy cravings this way, as long as you're not feeling like
eating something that would be dangerous to you or your baby,
such as alcohol. Some women crave eating something strange, new,
or hard to get. Cravings can sometimes be a sign that your body
is lacking a nutrient, so it's ok to indulge.
Some foods can soothe the morning sick stomach.
The spice Ginger, for
instance, has a proven record for doing this. You can even get
ginger Altoids, which are nice and strong, or eat a piece of the
pickled ginger served at Japanese restaurants. Most grocery
stores have a sushi section, and you can get the ginger there to
keep on hand. Salty foods also seem to help, and I've heard that
vinegar and salt potato chips can help too, because they
distract the stomach. The salty foods help because sometimes
morning sickness queasiness is triggered by excess saliva. Excess
saliva production is common during pregnancy. The salt helps to
stop that, and the vinegar helps dry the mouth, and the potato
chips help give the stomach something to do. If this sounds
unpleasant to you, try saltine crackers. Just remember that
morning sickness is temporary!