Morning Sickness


Morning sickness can be one of your first signs that you are pregnant. This doesn’t always mean that you’ll get sick only in the morning. This can happen, morning, noon or night.

Nausea can happen immediately or you may be lucky to have no morning sickness at all. No one is for certain what causes morning sickness; it is a change in the body that happens during pregnancy.

There are a few ways to minimise the sickness, but they don’t work for everyone. Try keeping crackers on hand. Your stomach may just be a little bit hungry and trying to tell you. Remember to take small portions, this way you know if it is all going to come up or not. Sleeping is another good way to avoid it, however it will wake you up.

Smells are another thing that can cause morning sickness. Bad smells and certain tastes can set it off, so make sure that you get a the feel for your body during the pregnancy and figure out just what sets it off.

Another remedy you can try is to sleep with your legs elevated. This helps to calm the stomach. This is because the blood will collect around your upper body and this oxidizes your stomach. This is one of the more difficult morning sickness remedies for some because it is a bit unnatural to sleep with your legs elevated, but if you can it will help you avoid sickness.

Try slowing down a bit, sometimes your body is just exhausted from all the errands you are running and it tries to give you a break. Listen to your body, take a nap, relax and watch television. You can wear a bracelet designed to stop morning sickness, they are just like the motion sickness bracelets. They don’t work for everyone but they could work for you.

About 50% of all pregnant women will experience some form of nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy.