- Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than three large meals.
- Avoid foods and smells that trigger nausea.
- Try ginger, which has been found to be effective in reducing morning sickness.
- Stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids frequently.
- Get plenty of rest and try to relax.
- Try acupressure wristbands, which can help relieve nausea.
- Avoid lying down immediately after eating.
- Take prenatal vitamins at night before bed.
- Try aromatherapy with essential oils like peppermint or lemon.
- Consult with your healthcare provider about any medications that may be safe to take for morning sickness.
If this doesn't help or you are unable to keep even fluid down you may be suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of morning sickness that can occur during pregnancy. It is characterized by excessive nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. HG is considered a serious medical condition that requires prompt treatment. If left untreated, it can lead to severe dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and malnutrition, which can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby. HG can be treated with a combination of medications, such as anti-nausea drugs and IV fluids. Your midwife will want to ensure close monitoring of the mother and baby's health.