Pregnancy Sympton - Nausea and sickness
Feeling sick in the first 14 to 15 weeks of pregnancy is one of the most common pregnancy symptons and affects three quarters of pregnant women.
Although its called morning sickness, it's not unusual for nausea to go on all day.
Don’t worry unduly if you feel too sick to eat very much. Provided you were well nourished beforehand, your baby will draw on your reserves
• Eat little and often because your nausea will feel a lot worse if you have an empty stomach
• Ginger is a renowned natural remedy for nausea – try ginger beer, ginger biscuits or use it in cooking. You can make fresh ginger tea by thinly slicing ginger root and pouring boiling water over it. Let it brew for a few minutes. You can add a little honey if you like.
• Try eating plain crackers or dry cereal before you get out of bed and get out of bed slowly.
• Plain carbohydrates like rice cakes, dry toast or dry cereal can be helpful especially first thing in the morning before you get up when your blood sugar level will be at its lowest. Carbohydrates like these are slow burning foods, which prevent your blood sugar dipping and help ease nausea.
• Dehydration is the biggest danger of morning sickness so make sure you drink plenty of fluids like water, fruit juices, milk or herbal tea – peppermint, ginger or camomile tea can be soothing
• Take naps during the day. Tiredness plays a big part in morning sickness
• Try acupressure wristbands – these stimulate an acupressure point on your wrist which can help relieve nausea.