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How to deal with morning sickness at the start of pregnancy

Morning sickness can strike at any time of day or night. Especially at the start of pregnancy. Here’s a few things that could help make the first, delicate trimester a little easier to stomach.

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to read Sep 21, 2020
  • Keep topped up with plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Eat bland starchy foods little and often. Dry crackers usually go down well.
  • Try eating cold meals if the smell of hot ones causes pregnancy nausea.
  • Avoid spicy or rich foods.
  • Steer clear of foods that smell unpalatable.
  • Always eat carbs with meals.
  • Have a small snack first thing in the morning to avoid an empty stomach.
  • Drink ginger tea or eat anything gingery.
  • Make a note of what you eat to see if you can learn which foods trigger nausea.
  • Get plenty of fresh air.
  • Try to get some rest.
  • Experiment with acupressure—it works for some people.
  • Speak to your healthcare provider (HCP) if your urine is extremely dark.
  • Speak to your HCP if your symptoms are concerning you.
  • For any other aches and pains, read our checklist on pregnancy pains and discomfort.