Helpful Ways to Deal with Pregnancy Nausea Aka Morning Sickness

During pregnancy, most women experience queasiness and nausea especially during the first trimester and for some women, the nausea returns during the third trimester. There are cases when pregnant women don’t experience any nausea at all, for the rest of us; it’s a reality we have to deal with.
The reason why pregnancy nausea occurs is not very clear but some believe it may be linked to higher levels of hormones during pregnancy. Plus, consider that your sense of smell is heightened and your digestive tract relaxes during pregnancy. This causes the muscles guarding the esophagus to be less efficient thus inducing an increased flow of acid from your stomach into your esophagus. The increased flow of acid is better known as heartburn, and that is common trigger for pregnancy nausea.
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So now that you have the long explanation, here are some helpful ways to deal with pregnancy nausea aka morning sickness.

Take Your Time Waking up/Getting Up

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Have ease in your movements, especially when waking up or standing up. Your body is working harder than ever before, consider that as you wake up in the mornings and get up slowly to give your body time to adjust between positions.

Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day

Eating smaller meals throughout the days as opposed to 3 large meals means your stomach won’t be too full at any given time. This will reduce the chances of food finding its way back up through your relaxed esophagus.

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Eat Slowly

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Eating slowly gives your food more time to go through the initial digestive journey. Chew everything really well and take your time during each meal. It will be worth it to avoid feeling nauseous.

Stock Up on Whole Grain Crackers

There is something about whole grain crackers that seems to ease nausea in pregnant women. Have a baggie of these little lifesavers handy at all time. Avoid eating buttery crackers, which are yummy, but can have a nauseating effect on you rather quickly.
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Get Some Tums

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Acid reflux as a result of a relaxed digestive tract is very common during pregnancy. For a pregnant woman, getting a taste of acid can be a trigger to nausea. Have a bottle of Tums Smoothies handy to help the acid reflux subside and avoid feeling nauseous.

Hydrate With a Juicy Watermelon

The hydration that is found in eating a juicy watermelon can be of great help to help nausea subside. Just remember to not over do it and fill up your stomach too much!
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Avoid Smells That You Dislike

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When you are pregnant, chances are that there are smells that you find repulsive. Try to avoid having to smell these scents since they too can trigger unexpected nausea.

Avoid Greasy Foods

Although it is very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy, there are some women who experience nausea with certain drinks, including water. If this is your case, try to find alternatives to ensure that you are drinking enough fluids.
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Avoid Drinks That Gross You Out

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Although it is very important to stay hydrated during pregnancy, there are some women who experience nausea with certain drinks, including water. If this is your case, try to find alternatives to ensure that you are drinking enough fluids.

Keep Calm<

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Stress can be a huge trigger of nausea. Remain calm throughout your pregnancy as much as possible. We know it’s easier said than done. If you know that you are easily stressed out, work out a support system with your loved ones and learn what causes you to feel overwhelmed so you can avoid it and remain calm as much as possible.

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