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young woman feeling nauseous from morning sickness
Tips & tricks to
morning sickness

• Many pregnant women report vitamin B6 supplements (100 mg daily) as helpful to keeping nausea at bay.

• Instead of large portions, try eating frequent but light meals throughout the day.

• Try lemon drops, orange juice, ginger (tea, ginger ale, or ginger tablets) crackers or dry toast to calm a jumpy stomach.

• Getting plenty of fresh air and staying properly hydrated throughout the day also seems to help.

Hormonal changes and emotional and physical stresses during the first trimester and beyond all add up to the downside of expecting.

Among the 75% of women who experience morning sickness, symptoms can be relatively mild, with home remedies and cures reportedly ranging anywhere from dry crackers to ginger ale or ice pops - all of which may help settle a 'jumpy' stomach.

For others, even the mere whiff of food cooking in the kitchen can set off a wave of nausea.

What causes morning sickness remains unknown, but theories point to an increase in hormone levels, or perhaps a decrease in blood sugar levels that results in a weakened digestive system as the placenta draws energy from the mother.

As most pregnant moms will tell you, morning sickness is a misnomer, and nausea can strike at any time of day depending on what foods or smells trigger the condition.

Be prepared, and get expert information, tips and advice on coping with morning sickness, vomiting, hyperemesis gravidarum (a particularly severe form of nausea) aching backs, fatigue, nosebleeds, bladder control, constipation, heartburn, food cravings, and other related discomforts of pregnancy...

More information about morning sickness around the Web:

Morning Sickness
- Here's a helpful overview with a list of do's and don'ts when faced with nausea at any time of day, with related resources from the American Pregnancy Association.

Morning Sickness: Causes, Concerns, Treatments - Overview and extensive Q&A from the BabyCenter on the first trimester malady, focusing on Vitamin B6 as a possible cure, among other home remedies, plus more on anti-nausea medication.

eMedicine Consumer Health: Pregnancy, Vomiting - Information on symptoms, when to seek help, related medical exams and tests.

Other discomforts of pregnancy

Coping with Common Discomforts of Pregnancy - Check out the complete rundown with tips on easing nausea, dizziness, swelling of hands and feet, leg cramps, back discomforts, constipation, heartburn, hemorrhoids, and more.

Common Pregnancy Pains and Their Causes - Get more expert advice and tips from WebMD with a guide to easing the discomforts of indigestion, swollen gums, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, Braxton-Hicks contractions (false labor) and more.


This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.


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