Morning Sickness Help

Morning sickness is usually connected to the sight, taste and smell of certain foods and other irritants such as cigarette smoke. It’s best to avoid strong odors, by keeping rooms well-ventilated and staying clear of second-hand smoke. Surround yourself with pleasant scents. It may help to keep air freshener handy to combat unpleasant odors. Certain toothpastes can increase queasiness, so try and find one that you can handle.

Fatigue tends to aggravate morning sickness and makes it worse. Rest as much as possible and take cat naps during the day, if you can. Try to lie down when nausea strikes and make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep. Rushing tends to aggravate nausea. Don’t get out of bed quickly, instead stand up slowly and keep morning activities slow and calm.

Some researchers theorize that stress and emotions may also play a role in morning sickness. Try to minimize stress as much as possible, by giving yourself time to relax. Watching a movie, visiting with a friend, talking to another mom-to-be are all good stress-relievers.

Other things you can try include: medications, acupressure, acupuncture and dietary strategies.

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