21 Tips to deal with Nausea in Pregnancy
By: Karen D. Crowdis
Avoid trigger foods (strong odours or flavours).
Keep kitchen well ventilated and air flowing throughout the house.
Have someone else do the cooking.
Eat crackers/starchy foods before getting out of bed in the morning to absorb acids in your stomach and increase blood sugar. Get up slowly.
Eat mini meals (six a day) and don’t get hungry. Avoid drops in blood sugar.
Drink in between meals, not with meals.
Limit greasy and fried foods that are tough to digest.
High protein meals and snacks to improve symptoms and prevent blood sugar drop.
Eat slowly and eat more when you feel best in the day.
Snack before going to bed.
Beverages like ginger ale, lemonade, ginger or peppermint tea might help.
Take your vitamins with food or at night before bed.
Vitamin B6 (10-25 mg) three times per day.
Ginger capsules (0.5 to 1.5g/day, split into three or four equal portions.
Sea bands (acupressure).
Try acupuncture (choose a trained professional).
Try cold foods as they have less odour than warm food.
Sour and salty snacks might help (granny smith apples, dried cranberries, cottage cheese, pickles, pretzels, lemon yogurt).
Sniff lemons. Keep some cut up in a ziplock bag.
Avoid becoming dehydrated: small sips of water at different temperatures and add a lemon slide, dilute fruit juice, suck on ice chips, soda water, fruit juice bars, decaf coffee or tea. Safe teas include: citrus fruit, ginger, lemon balm, orange peel, rose hip/wild rose.