How Do I Get Rid Of Pregnancy Sickness

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Ginger can safely and effectively reduce morning sickness-related nausea. But it doesn’t seem to work for vomiting.

Ginger comes in many forms. Pregnant women can consume one gram of ginger supplements daily, three to four times per day. Foods that contain ginger may also help ease nausea. These include ginger ale, ginger lollipops, and ginger tea.

You can also try some self-care care techniques. These can help prevent and relieve morning sickness:

  • Eat several small meals a day. Try eating every 1 to 2 hours. This can keep your stomach from getting empty.
  • Choose foods high in complex carbohydrates. These include whole wheat bread, pasta, bananas, and green, leafy vegetables.
  • Don’t eat greasy and spicy foods.
  • Sip on liquids that are cold, clear, and carbonated in between meals.
  • Keep crackers near your bed. Munch on them before getting up in the morning.
  • Don’t shift positions too quickly.
  • Suck on a peppermint or sniff sliced lemon if an odor bothers you.
  • Try motion sickness or acupressure wristbands.
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    To help relieve morning sickness:

  • Choose foods carefully. Select foods that are high in protein, low in fat and easy to digest. Avoid greasy, spicy and fatty foods. Bland foods, such as bananas, rice, applesauce and toast may be easy to digest. Salty foods might be helpful, as are foods that contain ginger — such as ginger lollipops.
  • Snack often. Before getting out of bed in the morning, eat a few soda crackers or a piece of dry toast. Nibble throughout the day, rather than eating three larger meals. You dont want to get too full, but an empty stomach can also make nausea worse.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Sip water, real ginger ale or ginger tea. Try to drink 6 to 8 cups of fluids without caffeine each day.
  • Pay attention to nausea triggers. Avoid foods or smells that seem to make your nausea worse.
  • Take care with prenatal vitamins. If you feel queasy after taking prenatal vitamins, take the vitamins with a snack or just before bed. Or try chewable or gummy versions of the vitamins. If these steps dont help, ask your health care provider about other ways you can get the iron and vitamins you need during pregnancy.
  • Rinse your mouth after vomiting. The acid from your stomach can damage the enamel on your teeth. If you can, rinse your mouth with a cup of water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. This will help protect your teeth.
  • Various alternative remedies have been suggested for morning sickness, including:

  • Acupressure. Acupressure wristbands are available without a prescription in most pharmacies. Studies on acupressure wristbands have had mixed results, but some people find them helpful.
  • Acupuncture. A trained practitioner inserts hair-thin needles into the skin. Acupuncture isnt a proven way to treat morning sickness, but some people find it helpful.
  • Ginger. Ginger helps relieve morning sickness for some people. Ginger comes in capsules, candies, snaps, real ginger ale and tea made with fresh-grated ginger.
  • Hypnosis. Although theres little research on the topic, some people have found relief from morning sickness through hypnosis.
  • Aromatherapy. Although there is also little research on this topic, certain scents, normally created using essential oils, can help some people deal with morning sickness.
  • Those who reside in states where marijuana is legal may be enticed to try it as a diuretic. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists cautions against pregnant women using marijuana because the drug’s effects on the mother and fetus have not been thoroughly investigated. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a syndrome that can cause nausea and vomiting after marijuana use.

    Before using any herbal remedies or complementary therapies to treat morning sickness, consult your doctor.

    Typically, discussing morning sickness can wait until your regular prenatal appointment. Be prepared to discuss your frequency of nausea, frequency of vomiting, ability to maintain fluid intake, and use of home remedies.

    If you can, bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment to help you remember what your provider says. Take a notepad with you to jot down important information.

    To prepare for your appointment, make a list of:

  • Your symptoms, even those you dont think are related to your morning sickness
  • All medicine, vitamins and other supplements you take, how much and how often
  • Questions to ask your provider
  • Some questions to ask about morning sickness include:

  • Is pregnancy causing my symptoms or could it be something else?
  • Do I need tests?
  • Will I have nausea and vomiting throughout my pregnancy?
  • Is there medicine I can take to help with my symptoms?
  • Does morning sickness pose any risk to my baby?
  • What can I eat or drink to help my queasiness?
  • Dont hesitate to ask other questions you have.

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