Must-Haves Munchies For Pregnancy-Related Nausea

If you're experiencing morning sickness, take heart: Plenty of mamas-to-be are right there with you. Of course, what you eat goes to your baby, as well, and you might be worrying that Junior is getting nothing but saltines and ginger tea. Here are a few tips on what to buy and eat to minimize nausea.

suffering from morning sickness

Try to focus on what you can eat rather than what you can't. Your baby will take the nutrients she needs from your body unless you're already extremely undernourished; in that case, talk to your midwife or doctor for advice. For your best shot at keeping food down:

  • Try tiny meals throughout the day vs. three large meals.
  • If possible, keep something in your belly at all times, but not too much. Too little or too much food can trigger nausea and make morning sickness worse.
  • Concentrate on the least offensive, most nutritious foods possible.

If you can't eat much, make every bite you manage to keep down as healthy as it can be. Try these foods, which are less apt to bring on a bout of upset:

  • Bananas
  • Carrot sticks
  • Whole-grain crackers with or without organic peanut butter (or try a little hummus)
  • Whole-wheat toast or bagel with light butter or jam
  • Watermelon
  • Avocado
  • Baked potatoes
  • Organic applesauce
  • Low-sodium chicken noodle soup
  • Popcorn
  • Whole lemon slices (some women report that simply sniffing lemons helps ease morning sickness)
  • Steamed brown rice

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