Manage Morning Sickness

Despite its name, morning sickness can last all day and can even stay with you through your entire pregnancy. Manage your morning sickness so you can maintain your health throughout your pregnancy.

pregnant woman with morning sickness

Eat healthy

Many pregnant women experiencing morning sickness rarely want to eat and when they do, they turn to comfort foods like crackers and pasta and weird remedies like vinegar chips. Though it's definitely a good idea to keep some crackers handy and it's okay to indulge in some comfort foods every now and then, it is important to keep up with your nutrition by eating lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy products.

Even if you don't feel like eating, remember that you are feeding another little being, too! Try to eat small meals more frequently throughout the day instead of three normal-sized meals. Taking small bites and eating slowly between small sips of water may help you keep down your meal.

Exercise

When you're tired and feeling nauseous, a trip to the gym is the last thing on your mind. We get it. Until you're feeling better, swap out an intense sweat session at the gym for a walk around your neighborhood, a moderate hike or a gentle yoga class.

Get your vitamins

Until you get back on track with eating all the nutrients you should be, make sure you and your baby are getting all the essentials you need by upping your vitamin intake. Check with your doctor about taking a multi-vitamin in addition to your pre-natals that can help you supplement duing this period of morning sickness.

Sleep tight

Your body is very busy making a baby and you are probably be exhausted, especially if you have other children to care for or are working a full-time job (or both!). Take care to get a full night's rest (eight hours, ideally). If you are having trouble sleeping at night, try to nap for at least 30 minutes -- even if you just close your eyes and rest -- during the day to recharge your batteries.

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