Snack little and often to help with nausea

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Eat little and often throughout the day so that your stomach is not empty but also never too full.

What You'll Need

  • Plain biscuits
  • Prepared snacks

What You'll Do

  • Carry small carbohydrate based snacks with you wherever you go – keeping your blood sugar levels balanced during the day can stave off the worst effects of nausea. Carb based snacks are quickly metabolised and so can help curb the feelings more quickly than other food items.
  • Eat a plain biscuit (such as Rich Tea), or a dry piece of toast as soon as you wake up – often an empty stomach can exacerbate the nausea
  • Eat little and often – give up the three meals a day habit, and move to eating double as many small meals a day. During pregnancy, the hormones designed to limber your body up for labour (yes, even this early in pregnancy) can affect other parts of your body, such as your gut. The sphincters that usually serve to keep food down, work less efficiently, and can sometimes allow food to travel back up the food pipe, making you feel sick (and contributing to acid reflux which is also common in pregnancy).
  • Remember to keep hydrated – dehydration is one of the most serious consequences of morning sickness. Always keep a bottle of water with you, and sip regularly. Downing great glugfulls will only worsen the feeling.
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AliceL says...
The only effective way I found to deal with morning sickness was to eat. Little and often was definitely the best approach.

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