Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness12/30/10
(HealthDay News) -- Nausea and vomiting are common among
pregnant women. Although these symptoms often are dubbed morning
sickness, they can last all day.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
suggestions to help alleviate morning sickness:
- Prepare several small meals during the day to prevent getting
too hungry or too full.
- Stick to bland and lighter foods, rather than those high in
fat, grease, or spices.
- Don't eat anything with a smell that bothers you or makes you
- Choose carbohydrates such as white rice or a plain baked
- Keep some saltine crackers next to your bed, and munch on a few
before you rise from bed each morning.
- Consider wearing acupressure wrist bands, used by some people
to prevent sea sickness.
- Some women are bothered by iron in their prenatal vitamins. If
this includes you, speak to your doctor.
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