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.
- Data on file
- Krishnaswamy K, Sesikeran B. Dietary Guidelines for Indians –A Manual. National Institute of Nutrition;2011.