During the first trimester of pregnancy, a woman’s body suffers many changes. Under these changes we include the hormonal changes, heightened sense of smell, stretching the abdominal muscles and nausea, which unfortunately feels 90% of pregnant women. If you’re one of those 90% of pregnant women who are struggling with nausea, we present you some advices that could help you.
Make the best of the food you can eat
Eat as many ingredients that can help you alleviate the symptoms of nausea. Many pregnant women have actually very small list of foods from which they are not sick, but this little list is sufficient to “survive” the pregnancy nausea. Combine whole grains and plant proteins that are found in legumes or tofu, they will ease nausea and give an energy boost to help improve your condition.
Ginger is one of the most famous rescue foods during pregnancy, and you can combine it with tea or sparkling water, so that the root ginger grated into these drinks, or you can eat fresh ginger.
Avoid foods that cause nausea
Avoid spicy foods, fatty foods, food with unattractive textures and foods with a strong odor. Be sure to avoid foods of which you feel sick as soon as you think of them. Do not drink alcohol during pregnancy, which not only enhances nausea, and can harm your child.
Small meals and snacks
Always eat before you feel hungry or as soon as you feel the need for food. Never overeat because it can make your nausea even worse. Drink clear water whenever you feel thirsty,. Pregnant women who eat foods of herbal origin require less water. It would be good if half hour before each meal had to drink a glass of water. Drink enough water to prevent dehydration and to prevent vomiting. Sparkling water can be of great help.
Get plenty of rest and sleep enough
If your body is exhausted, you are more likely to have problems with nausea. Also, adjust the environment where you are staying. Set the room temperature, lighting and air quality, the way it suits you.
If your nausea does not stop, even thought you have tried everything, try alternative treatments, such as acupressure, acupuncture, hypnosis and yoga. All these treatments are remedies that can ease nausea, and are safe for pregnant women. Consume prenatal vitamins, which combine with food and water.