ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top 10 Tips to Overcome Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Updated on January 5, 2015

A bit about me

I am writing this Hub as someone who experienced severe morning sickness for 3 months of my pregnancy and tried everything. Morning sickness is considered to be your bodily response to the increased hormones in your bloodstream. The most important thing to remember is that it can happen anytime of the day and not just in the morning. It can also last a day, a month or in rare cases the whole pregnancy. Roughly 35% of women have morning sickness during pregnancy. Please note it is me in the picture during the early day of pregnancy- the man at the top of the profile is my husband who writes by far the most articles!

What you can do


There are so many potential cures it is essential for you to think about what best will suit you and your circumstances. If it isn’t serious, you’ll probably want to try the easier, cheaper or lower grade ones first. I have tried to put them in order of intensity/ cost/ ease as a guide but this is only based on my own experience.

  1. Get up slowly- if you get up quickly and rush around your body won’t be happy, understandably!
  2. Get plenty of sleep- this includes naps if you can, this is so important when you are pregnant anyway but really important when you feel nauseous
  3. Drink plenty of water or clear drinks throughout the day. Avoid caffeine.
  4. Eat a little on waking up- many women are sick very shortly after waking up. This might be as hormone levels are so high eating a little rights this. Something like a plain cracker, digestive biscuit or banana were recommended to me. This did not work for me but it works for the majority of women with morning sickness providing they find the correct foodstuff to suit them
  5. Take some ginger syrup or eat ginger biscuits- ginger is considered to be especially good for sickness
  6. Eat little and often through the day avoiding spicy/ fatty foods- heavy/ spicy/ fatty meals are less agreeable to your stomach and so are more likely to be returned! It is really important to eat what you want, when you want it and you can’t go wrong.
  7. Avoid strongly scented food and drinks as strong smells heighten nausea
  8. Avoid stress- ha, I know it is difficult, but it will assist you in relaxing
  9. Wear travel sickness bands- these can be purchased from the local chemist or similar. These use magnets and may help with the sickness or to lessen the effects
  10. Work out what sets you off- the smell of garlic really made me bad or bad breath! Work it out for you and try to avoid whatever it is and it could make the world of difference.


A Helpful Little Video of Extra Tips

What if it gets worse

Morning sickness can make you feel really unwell but you can eat something at some points in the day even if it is just bread and soup or something reasonably plain and you can sip water and keep it down for most of the day. It's important that you try to work out what triggers it for you so that you can maximise these things to stay healthy. If it persists or is causing you suffering you must discuss it with your midwife and/ or doctor. Even if you don’t have an appointment for a month you should go to see them to discuss it. Don’t ever feel like you are bothering or inconveniencing anyone, it is what they are there for. Morning sickness can be serious and can make you very ill especially due to dehydration. It is rare but it does happen. If you ever blackout, feel faint or can’t keep anything down (water especially) for 24 hours you must seek professional help immediately.

However, always remember it will end and it will be worth it! Even those with the most severe cases of morning sickness will find it ends within a day of having their baby. And that goes for heartburn too! Heartburn and morning sickness combined can make the morning sickness feel significantly worse so do treat the heartburn and try to minimise it or you could end up feeling very miserable unnecessarily.

I am interested to know for future hubs, so who are you...

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)