Tips to Handle Morning Sickness
You are finally pregnant but something is damping your joy – morning sickness and how to deal with it. It affects more women than you think especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy and it can be quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to control it or at the very least minimize it. Try these tips:
• Eat what you feel like eating
There are so many foods that are traditionally thought of as not good for morning sickness. The thing is though that these foods differ from one pregnant woman to another. Don’t force yourself to eat something that you cannot stomach – it will make your morning sickness worse.
• Your prenatal vitamins may be the problem
Because they are high in iron vitamins tend to make pregnant women nauseated. If you feel this way you don’t have to take them. You can ask your doctor to prescribe you vitamin pills that do not contain iron, or you can stick to folic acid unless the doctor says that the vitamins are absolutely necessary.
• Remove yourself from nauseating situations
There are certain smells that you will be more sensitive to. It could be the smell of a perfume, sweat – anything really. Unless you absolutely have to you should get away from such smells. If you don’t like the way a colleague smells ask to be moved to a different location.
• Try alternative therapies
These include mindfulness sessions and meditation. Research has shown that women who try these therapies along with Vitamin B6 do feel better than those who do not.
• Get enough rest
When you are not well rested even a little nausea can feel like a lot so make a point to sleep well especially in the early months of pregnancy.