One of your first signs that you are pregnant might be morning sickness. Unfortunately, the name is not truly representative - you might get sick morning, noon or night.
While not the case in every pregnancy, morning sickness typically occurs in the first trimester and end by the second. For some women, it continues until the very end of term.
Or, you may get lucky and have no morning sickness at all.
What causes morning sickness has not been proven, but we do know it is a change in the body that happens during pregnancy.
If you get sick after taking the prenatal pill, try taking it later in the day. Your doctor may even advise you to take some other form of vitamin. Always consult your doctor before taking anything new or taking yourself off medication, even prenatal pills.
They don't work for everyone, but here are ten methods you can try to minimize the sickness:
10 Methods To Stop Morning Sickness
1. Try keeping crackers on hand. Saltines work well.
2. Try drinking some ginger ale. Ginger is well known for calming down the stomach.
3. Dry cereal is also good. Sometimes when your body is going through changes, you don't realize when you're hungry.
4. Eat small portions more often. This way you know if it is all going to come up or not.
5. Sleeping is another good way to avoid morning sickness. However, it will wake you up if you do get sick.
6. Staying hydrated is important for healthy people, much less those who are losing fluid through vomiting. Dehydration can also make your sickness come. You may end up in the emergency room if you become dehydrated.
7. Certain odors are another thing that seems to cause morning sickness. The particular smell or odor is different for ever woman. Grease, other strong smells and even certain tastes can can easily set it off. Get the feel for your body during the pregnancy and figure out just what sets it off. Knowing what to avoid it can make a world of difference. I know one woman who loved coffee, but during each of her pregnancies, the slightest smell of coffee sent her running for the bathroom.
8. You should go to your doctor if you begin losing weight because you are constantly sick. Your doctor may be able to prescribe something that will stop it if you become dehydrated, faint, look pale, confused or throw up more than four times in a day.
9. Sometimes you're just exhausted. Try slowing down a bit.Listen to your body. Maybe you should take a nap every afternon, relax and watch a TV show, or take some time off from work or other responsibilities.
10. Some remedies for your morning sickness may include pregnancy pops.
You can try wearing a bracelet designed to stop morning sickness, if you’d rather avoid sweets. These are just like the motion sickness bracelets. They don’t work for everyone but they could work for you.
None of these remedies work for everyone, but they all work for some women.
You have a right to enjoy this special time in your life. If you're suffering from morning sickness, keep trying until you find what works best to keep your morning sickness at bay.