Pregnancy is a unique and wonderful time. However, nausea can make the first few months difficult to cope with.
Pregnancy is a unique and wonderful time. However, nausea can make the first few months difficult to cope with. Nausea is one of the first symptoms or indicators of a possible pregnancy. For this reason, when they appear, they give rise to conflicting sensations: on the one hand, physical discomfort, but on the other, uncertainty, emotion, questions and perhaps impatience to want to know what is happening to us.
Even though my baby is 8 months old, it seems to me that it was only yesterday that I found out I was pregnant. How many things happened! How many wonderful moments! The truth is that I had a great pregnancy and without problems but, I have to admit that my biggest discomfort was the nausea. The nausea usually hit me during the morning. I’d get up, and if I didn’t eat anything, it was terrible how I felt. It was terrible having to do the tests on an empty stomach! Smells can also become unbearable and perhaps the food that we used to love now we cannot even see.
So if you are pregnant and want to learn to cope with nausea, first of all you must stop being afraid of them. When nausea appears and it is impossible to have an appetite, it is better to stop worrying so that it does not affect us too much. Sooner or later we have to eat something so we must not allow them to ruin this stage. Nausea is also a good indication that the pregnancy is on the right track as it is associated with fewer miscarriages and less risk of premature delivery, perinatal death or low baby weight. For this reason, there are some tips I’d like to share with you to help reduce nausea during pregnancy:
1. Avoid fasting
. If you were one of those who did not eat breakfast, you will have to change that habit. Breakfast is very important, not only because of nausea but because you are pregnant and you must eat well.
2. Don’t let too much time pass between one meal and another
. It is better to eat small portions more often. It is better to eat six meals instead of three or four main meals a day. This recommendation is valid for both pregnant and non-pregnant but will help pregnant women to implement healthier habits that can help them lose weight after pregnancy.
3. Avoid closed places
: Ventilate your house well to avoid bad smells. The bad smell can make you nauseous.
4. Take your vitamins at night or after eating
It is better to have something in the stomach before ingesting the vitamins so that our body receives them well.
5. Drink plenty of water during the day
Women who drink more water tend to have less morning sickness.
6. Look for natural remedies
Drinking water with lemon or some other citrus fruit or smelling the aroma of lemon can be very helpful.
Remember that this article does not replace the consultation with the doctor, so do not stop doing it to ask what natural or allopathic remedies you can ingest.
Nausea is very annoying but with these tips, you will surely reduce it. Also, try to raise awareness with the food you eat and always choose the healthiest options. Although doctors assure that this discomfort may be due to the high levels of estrogen that are had in pregnancy, a slight dehydration or a low level of sugar characteristic of the beginning of pregnancy; there are hypotheses that affirm that they are a mechanism of the body to avoid the ingestion of poisons.
Remember that this discomfort appears only at the beginning. Hopefully you can go through your pregnancy in the best possible way. It is a unique moment that nature gives us, making us participate in its greatness, giving us the great honor of being the first home of our baby.
Source consulted: 1001 Home Remedies from Reader’s Digest.