5 Changes To Make Morning Sickness More Bearable

Morning sickness is one of the toughest side effects of pregnancy to deal with. Some people have it worse than others, but for many women, it’s pretty miserable.

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP), also known as morning sickness, is experienced by approximately 70% of pregnant women to some degree. For most patients, nausea tends to subside over the first trimester; however, up to 25% continue experiencing nausea throughout their pregnancy.

You might not be able to avoid it completely, but there are ways to alleviate morning sickness and make it less severe. Try making some of these simple lifestyle changes to make your morning sickness more bearable.

Stay Physically Fit

Studies have shown that moderate exercise in the form of walking reduces nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Aerobic exercise stimulates endorphin production which can help to alleviate morning sickness symptoms. If you feel up for it, moderate aerobic exercise also enables your body to better handle stress – another factor linked to increased morning sickness levels.

People often wonder whether they should exercise while pregnant. The short answer is, yes, as long as you do it safely. Stick to low-impact exercises and consult your doctor if you are worried.

Visit A Chiropractor

If you are experiencing morning sickness, it’s possible that your body is out of alignment. A pregnancy chiropractor can help to realign your spine and pelvis, which may help to alleviate some of the symptoms of morning sickness. Many women find that regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy can help with a lot of the side effects and aches and pains, and it can even make labor easier.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of fluids is important for any pregnant woman, but especially if you are struggling with morning sickness. Staying hydrated will help to keep your stomach calm and reduce nausea. Sip on water, herbal tea, or electrolyte drinks throughout the day. If you are struggling, you could even invest in a smart water bottle to track your intake and ensure that you are staying hydrated.

Avoid Trigger Foods

There are certain foods that are known to trigger nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. If you find that certain foods make your morning sickness worse, try to avoid them as much as possible. Common trigger foods include coffee, caffeine, greasy or fatty foods, spicy foods, and sweets.

When you are feeling nauseous, the last thing you probably want to do is eat a big meal. Try to eat smaller meals throughout the day instead. This will help your stomach to handle food better and reduce the chances of nausea and vomiting.

Drink Ginger Tea

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. When you feel nauseous, try drinking some ginger tea. It will soothe your stomach and help to calm any uneasiness or cramping. You can use this recipe to make a simple ginger tea at home.

Unfortunately, morning sickness is a part of pregnancy that you can’t avoid. However, you can use these methods to reduce nausea and make yourself more comfortable.

What else have you done to help your morning sickness? Let me know in the comments below!



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