What is the thing pregnant women hate most about pregnancy? It is not giving birth, nor the vulnerability, the constant check-ups, the overall fatigue nor feeling drained all the time. It is morning sickness. What makes things even more difficult is that you can’t – as a pregnant woman – treat it like other people treat sicknesses, with medication. However, you will find great ideas in this article that will make morning sickness feel less awful.
1- Having Snacks often can ease the nauseous feelings you might experience during the first months of pregnancy. And while it is true that snacking might lead to obesity for many people, it is actually a healthy habit if the snacks are healthy. Do not overload yourself with salty crackers and biscuits. Try snacking on nuts, vegetables, fruits and low fat dairy products instead.
2- When pregnant, every woman needs more the usual dosage of vitamins and minerals. After all, she is supporting both herself and her baby. Therefore, the nutrients you consume might be insufficient. Deficiency in certain vitamins such as vitamin B can trigger feelings of nausea.
3- It is common to crave spicy and acidic foods while being pregnant, but try not to give in to temptation. This doesn’t mean you should ban all these foods from your diet, but at least try to make them as natural and mild as possible. Things like light lemonade or milk curry will satisfy your cravings harmlessly.
4- One of the things that can lead to morning sickness and make it more severe compared to how it usually feels is dehydration. Many people – including pregnant women- neglect drinking enough fluids because drinking whole cups of plain water might not be easy.
However, a pregnant woman can load on the fluids she needs by drinking things other than water such as milk, herbal tea, juices and even bone broth.