Tips for coping with Nausea & Vomiting
The following are several recommendation of how to cope with nausea & vomiting during pregnancy:
- Remember that you are not alone, and that morning sickness occurs for most pregnant women, though there are differences in the severity of the symptoms from one woman to another.
- Try to rest as much as you possibly can.
- Feelings of depression, isolation and frustration are very common. Try to share your feelings with others, find someone who is willing to listen and help. This is a very important part of improving your feeling.
- People who tell you “it’s all in your head” are wrong!!! Their reactions can make you feel stressed or depressed. If possible, try explaining to them that the symptoms you experience are real and common and that at this time they have a great impact on the quality of your life. Encourage them to read here in order to better understand your situation.
- Pay attention: nausea with or without vomiting, during pregnancy may be related to medical conditions other than morning sickness. Consult with your doctor in order to eliminate those other reasons.
- Eat and drink small portions more often, every 1-2 hours. Try not to mix eating and drinking. Drink fluids 20+30 minutes before or after eating. For further information about nutrition and life style that prevent nausea & vomiting.
- Avoid alcohol completely.
- There is no need for you to suffer: consult with your gynecologist and have him recommend the best treatment for you.
- The good news: the nausea & vomiting during pregnancy phenomenon is known as correlated with giving birth to healthy babies.