Just a few weeks ago, you were over the moon with the realization that you were expecting. You had been trying for quite some time and the positive pregnant results called for celebrations. But now, the excitement is replaced by nasty pregnant symptoms. You particularly hate the fact that you vomit several times a day. That discomfort situation where you feel like vomiting at any time of the day is referred to as nausea.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, almost all pregnant women experience nausea, or in other words morning sickness. It not only occurs in the morning, but can also persist to the better part of the afternoon. It diminishes as you get to do some activities. If you are already pregnant, you may have a lot of questions on your mind. You are also probably wondering what types of foods you should eat to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy throughout the pregnancy period. Here are some tips on what to eat when pregnant and nauseous.
What to Do In the Morning
In the morning, you need to rest for at least an hour before getting out of bed this will help you to relax and at least cope with the nausea. Also, keep some dry cereals on your bed and have them in the morning.
What to Do During the Day
In order to cope with the morning sickness, you should have small meals throughout the day. This will prevent you from getting hungry or getting too full. This is because the hormone progesterone will slow down the passage of food in the digestive tract. Therefore, you only need to have minimum amount of food for full digestion.
To avoid getting so full or empty, you need to take fluids before your meals. However, if you take the fluids with the meal, you are likely to be very full and this will result to vomiting. You also need to stay hydrated in case you are vomiting a lot. Because nausea is contributed by warmth, avoid places with a lot of warmth. In addition, you can avoid foods or particular smells that worsen your nausea.
What to Do In the Evening
In the evening, it is always advisable for you to avoid greasy and spicy food. This will in turn help you to avoid strong odors that contribute to your nausea. You can as well go to bed early in order to get enough rest.
With the wide variety foods and snacks on the market today, you need to have a guideline on which foods are most suitable for you to eat during pregnancy. This is because some snacks will only serve to add your weight and affect the growth of your baby. As such, as much you have a strong craving for some fatty foods, it is best if you just take the recommended food only.
On the other hand, you need to take what goes hand in hand with your morning sickness. By this, we mean you have to take what will not trigger or rather exacerbate nausea. Note that a triggered nausea is very hectic as it can last for long periods of time. It is Therefore in your best interest to eat foods that do not trigger nausea and stay away from smells that put you on the edge of vomiting.
In conclusion, nausea is a very common symptom in the stages of pregnancy and therefore shouldn’t be cause for alarm. To remedy your nausea, ensure you eat lots of fruits, drink a lot of water for hydration, and eat small amounts of food frequently. Remember that the well-being of your unborn baby is fully dependent on you taking a well-balanced diet, desisting from bad habits such as smoking and taking alcohol, and finally, following your doctor’s recommendations to the letter