Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness09/16/11
(HealthDay News) -- During the first trimester of pregnancy in
particular, hormonal changes are responsible for nausea and
vomiting that's often labeled "morning sickness."
The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to minimize symptoms
of morning sickness:
- Eat slowly, and consume a number of small meals throughout the
day instead of three large ones.
- Don't eat foods that are fried, spicy or greasy. Cereal, rice
or bananas are good choices.
- Eat your meals well before lying down.
- Eat dry foods, such as toast or crackers, after waking in the
- Avoid smells that can trigger nausea.
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