The term ‘morning’ sickness’ can be a bit misleading. My experiences were more like all day hangover without the fun the night before..
It’s really common in the first trimester, around 8 in 10 women have some nausea symptoms.
It can be tricky for a variety of reasons.
Women often keep their news private in the early days so it can be incredibly challenging feeling nauseous while pretending you are ok, and trying to remain productive at work.
Or perhaps you’ve got other children who still have needs to be met that aren’t compatible to spending all day couchbound.
Here are some things you might like to try –
- Small regular meals more often
- If possible, ask others to prepare meals for you
- Ginger – You can drink it, eat ginger lollies or cookies, or suck on a ginger lollipops
- Have snacks on hand so you don’t go long periods without eating as this can make the nausea worse
- Mint – eating or sniffing something containing mint
- Salty dry foods – salads, savoys or toast
- Vitamin B6 – vegemite toast was my go-to!
- Acupuncture or acupressure
- Plenty of water, even ice, especially if you’re vomiting
If you are experiencing severe nausea and vomiting, don’t suffer in silence, see your care provider.
Less than 1 in 100 pregnant women experience a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe nausea and vomiting. They can become very ill, lose weight and become dehydrated, and may need to be admitted to hospital to receive fluid via a drip (known as intravenous fluid) and medication.
Much love to you at this time x