Nausea often sets in even before you get a positive pregnancy test. For some women, the morning sickness stays throughout the day, while for others, it is at its worst in the morning.
- Eat before getting out of bed: Research has shown that women who munch on a cracker or some trail mix while still in bed tend to throw up less often. The small snack while still in bed helps keep the stomach acid down, which is the main cause of nausea.
- Eat small meals: Smaller meals are easier to keep down during your bouts of morning sickness, as a full stomach is bound to make you nauseous. So take 6-8 small meals and once you are able to keep them down, you can always eat again in a couple of hours.
- Eat only foods which are appealing to you: Although it is important to eat a proper and healthy diet during pregnancy, but if it is going to end up in the toilet when you throw up, then its best to stick to things which you feel like eating. So if the green vegetables make you feel queasy even by looking at them, then its best to skip them for now.
- Take iron free prenatal vitamins: During the first trimester, it is better for women suffering from severe cases of morning sickness to stick to an iron free prenatal vitamin. Iron rich foods and vitamins are more likely to cause morning sickness, so it’s better to take one which is free of iron. Once you are rid of the morning sickness, you can revert to taking a regular prenatal vitamin.
- Use Breathing Techniques: Certain women find that using yoga and meditation breathing techniques helps alleviate their morning sickness.