If you are lucky enough to be having a baby you might also be one of the estimated 50% of women who suffer from morning sickness. Sometimes this can be mild, while at other times it might feel like you are never away from the toilet bowl.
It’s pretty tough going and something men can’t understand. But there’s some good news in all of this. Morning sickness is most likely to happen in the first 3 months of the pregnancy, so you just need to get through the first 90 days. Here are some ways to help you.
Don’t jump out of bed
When you wake up in the morning you should be relaxed. Hopefully you have just awoken from a nice enjoyable sleep. The last thing you want to do is jump up as fast as you can. This can make you feel queasy at the best of times, it’s going to be a lot worse when you’re pregnant.
Don’t stuff your face
You always want to have food in your stomach. This will obviously give you energy and help prevent nauseous feelings. But at the same time you don’t want to stuff your face like you might be used to. Try to limit the portion sizes and just eat more throughout the day.
Leave some foods well alone
Don’t eat fatty or spicy foods. That might be hard if you really enjoy those types of food, but just think of all the pain you’re saving yourself from. If you get sick from eating spicy food I bet you won’t be so quick to do it again. I’m really sorry but you should also stay away from caffeine. Remain calm.
Stay away from the computer
When you’re working on the computer you might see it flicker. This will probably depend on what type of computer you have and how old it is. But it does happen. And this little flickering can cause you to become nauseous. I don’t know how that’s going to play out at work. Maybe stay off the computer as much as possible.
Always drink plenty of water
We have already talked about why caffeine is bad for you. Especially coffee because it contains a lot of caffeine, but tea also contains a little. You could try drinking decaffeinated coffee or squash. Or you could just drink plain old H20 if you think you’ll enjoy that. Just don’t start drinking lots of soda.
It’s probably the last thing you want to be doing. Suck it up. You still have ages until the baby is due and I bet you can’t even see the lump. Start doing some physical exercise, even if it’s just going for a walk. Although you might not have the motivation it will make you feel so much better.
Eat lots of ginger
Ginger is such a great food. It’s long been said to have the ability to sooth the stomach. It’s also pretty good for relieving nauseous feelings. The best thing is, you can have ginger in everything: ginger cookies, gingerbread, ginger ale. Even take a slice of raw ginger and put it in your water.
Don’t even thing about itI know that will be tough. You will just have to toughen up. Put your game face on. Even though you might be feeling a little under the weather you shouldn’t act that way. Hold your head up high and pretend that nothing is wrong. The less attention you give it, the less it will affect you.
Wear the biggest clothes you can find
That’s one of the great things about being pregnant. You can wear the most horrible clothes you can find and it’s OK. Nobody will say anything. So you can wear some big baggy clothes that will give you plenty of room to breathe. Just don’t get too comfortable because you have to stop wearing them when the baby’s born.