December 02, 2016 Posted by Rosina Morse

How to overcome morning sickness

The first sign that gave me an inkling that I was pregnant was waking up feeling really nauseous and running to the bathroom. I thought I had food poisoning but that couldn't be true as I had not eaten anything that might have triggered that. It took a few minutes until it dawned on me that I might be pregnant since morning sickness is one of the many symptoms of pregnancy.

As I have been trying for several years to get pregnant, I had stopped counting and hoping and totally forgot about it. It some as a total surprise but a really happy one. Now to deal with the matter at hand.

How do I deal with this morning sickness?

Actually, mine was not just morning sickness. It was an all pervading, all day sickness. I was feeling nauseous all day but not violently so, that I don't have to stay close to a bathroom. I then did some research in some pregnancy books and on some preganancy sites.

What causes morning sickness?

Unlike what the name say, morning sickness does not just happen in the morning. It could be present throughout the day, like in my case. No one really knows what causes morning sickness. It could be the increase in the thyroid hormone which relaxes the stomach muscles.

How to alleviate the nausea or morning sickness.

At some stage, most pregnant women who suffer will try to find out how to overcome morning sickness . This is what is advised by friends and professionals on how to deal with feeling nauseous from morning sickness. The nausea could be from low blood sugar levels or insufficient B vitamins.

Eating plain crackers before getting out of bed in the morning
Eating a high protein snack before going to bed
Fresh ginger root tea has been known to help, steep a few slices of ginger in hot water with some honey and sip this throughout the day or when you feel you need it
Taking a walk or doing some physical exercise

If it is low blood sugar levels, eating smaller meals more often during the day will help to regulate your blood sugar. I have started carrying around with me some fruit and nut or protein bars which gives me that slow release kick. Don't substitute with chocolate bars as this will just give you a temporary sugar high and will make you put on a lot of unnecessary weight.

Eat foods that are high in B vitamins like yoghurt, bee pollen, spirulina, wheat germ, whole grains and egg yolks.

The good news is that morning sickness will go away after the first trimester. So by the time you find out that you are pregnant and start feeling pregnancy symptoms, you are already a few weeks along. You then only have to endure this for a few more weeks until the second trimester when morning sickness should go away. Meanwhile, enjoy your pregnancy.