Morning sickness is a common occurrence among pregnant women.

Fact: Morning sickness includes nausea, uneasiness and/or vomiting.

Fact: More than 2/3 of pregnant women experience some type of morning sickness.

Fact: Morning sickness can occur at any time throughout the day.

Fact: Some researchers believe morning sickness is caused by a rise in hormone levels.

Fact: Call your doctor immediately if your nausea or vomiting is severe, you can't keep fluids down, have a small amount of dark urine, are dizzy or faint, have a racing heartbeat, or are vomiting blood.

Here are some tips for coping with your morning sickness:

  • Keep biscuits by the bed, so you can eat some before you get up.
  • Get out of bed slowly.
  • Eat light meals and snack throughout the day.
  • Avoid an empty stomach.
  • Drink lots of water or other fluids.
  • Avoid smells that bother you.
  • If you're nauseous, try biscuits, toast, applesauce or bananas.
  • Try sipping on soda or sweet cold drinks.
  • Indian households also recommend lemon and lemon-based drinks.


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  2. Krishnaswamy K, Sesikeran B. Dietary Guidelines for Indians –A Manual. National Institute of Nutrition;2011.