Up to 90% of moms-to-be suffer from the ‘pregnant queasies’
The first few weeks of a new pregnancy are blissful, as you marvel at the thought of the little life growing inside you…
…that is, when you’re not hanging over a toilet bowl.
Yes, unfortunately, nausea and vomiting are extremely common during the first three months of pregnancy.
In fact, up to 90% of moms-to-be report suffer from the ‘pregnant queasies’, more formally known as morning sickness.
While there’s no clear answer as to why it occurs (it’s thought that hormones are to blame), there are a few things that you can try to help keep it at bay.
Here are five tips and tricks:
1. Have breakfast in bed
Getting straight out of bed on an empty tummy can lead to you rushing to the nearest toilet.
Have your partner bring you a bland snack; such as a piece of dry toast or cracker bread to nibble on in bed before getting up.
2. Just keep snacking
An empty tummy can make nausea worse. So, strive to eat small meals or snacks (think fruit or a handful of nuts) throughout the day to keep the queasiness at bay.
3. Drink up!
We know how hard it is to drink water when you’re feeling nauseous, but it’s essential that you keep your liquids up, as the more dehydrated you become, the more nauseated you will feel.
Instead of chugging a full glass of water (that will just want to come right back up), try sipping it slowly throughout the day.
4. Stock up on ginger…
Ginger has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries to curb nausea, and sipping a cup of ginger tea or nibbling on a ginger biscuit can be just what you need to settle your tummy!
5. …and lemons!
Many women claim that lemons have the same stomach-settling power as ginger. If you own a diffuser, you can diffuse some lemon essential oil. If you don’t, you can simply sniff it or add a squeeze of fresh lemon to your warm water or tea!