Up to three-quarters of pregnant women have at least some nausea, queasy feeling in your stomach or vomiting during the first trimester. This is commonly called as morning sickness – a common affliction that leaves mums-to-be feeling nauseous, vomiting and generally unwell.
Although morning sickness often starts during the start of the day, it can hit at any time of the day or night. Technically known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), symptoms typically start before week 9 of pregnancy.
Even a mild case of nausea can wear a pregnant woman down, and bouts of round-the-clock nausea and vomiting can leave you exhausted and miserable.
Fortunately, there are a few ingredients that has proven to ease morning sickness for some mums-to-be.
Here are 6 foods that may help relieve the symptoms of morning sickness.
Ginger is an age old remedy for combating nausea, so make yourself a cup of hot ginger tea to warm your tummy.
Some claim that since morning sickness often strikes in the morning, a couple of dry crackers (or plain sweet biscuits) before getting out of bed helped!
Lemon can calms some people’s tummies, so try sniffing some zest, squeezing juice into a glass of water, drinking flat lemonade or even sucking a segment freshen up.
4. Fruit Smoothie
Some mums-to-be have tried banana, oats and yogurt that are high-carbohydrate and high-protein food can help to ease morning sickness.
6. Ice Cubes
Like ginger, mint may work wonders too. Sip peppermint tea, suck peppermint lollies or chew minty gum. It can at least help to freshen up your breath after being sick.
Even if you’re finding it hard to keep food down, it is very important to stay hydrated. If all the above, clear soup, diluted fruit juice and weak tea aren’t going too well for you, try sucking on an ice cube. It is definitely not a nutritious super food, but it is refreshing and packed with H2O that you really need it during pregnancy.