Ways to Relieve Morning Sickness
- Start the day with some dry crackers or a piece of dry toast. Dry cereal is also a good option.
- Eat small amounts, at regular intervals.
- Avoid drinking milk, coffee or tea when nauseous. Drink lots of pure fruit juices (not citrus) and water instead.
- Peppermint, either smelling it in aromatherapy form or sipping the tea can help curb nausea. It's also known to help with sagging energy levels.
- Have sips of ice water as the urge to purge strikes. Many women say that this helps them keep meals down as well.
- Suck glucose sweets.
- Breathe deeply!
- Eat bland, non-greasy foods — baked potatoes, rice and pasta are good, healthy options.
- Avoid rich, fried and spicy foods.
- Ask someone else to cook! The smell of food cooking can induce nausea.
- Eat something high in protein before going to bed. This will help your blood sugar stay more level.
- Make sure that you get enough sleep. Tiredness can induce nausea.
- Acupressure bands can be worn like bracelets and can curb nausea while you wear them. But be forewarned: stand next to a bucket when you take them off!
- Ginger is definitely worth a try. Ginger has long been a tried and trusted remedy for nausea and studies show that it can help with morning sickness.