First Trimester Symptoms
Common among first trimester symptoms, nausea and vomiting affect up to 85 percent of moms-to-be, and not just in the morning. While it’s not clear exactly what causes morning sickness, it’s believed that the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin may be to blame: The more of it in your system, the more nauseated you’ll be. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing—some experts think that the queasier you are, the less likely you are to miscarry or deliver prematurely.
Here are some ways to minimize the symptoms of morning sickness until they disappear:
- Eat mini-meals throughout the day. Eating smaller meals more frequently can ease digestion and keep your stomach filled. Nausea is even worse on an empty stomach. While you may want to opt for bland foods, experts recommend eating whatever you have a hankering for, as long as it’s healthy. So if you can only stomach grilled-cheese sandwiches for a few days, go for it.
- Have ginger. It’s a proven soother for upset stomachs, so try grating some fresh ginger into your tea or juice to get the full benefits.
- Try B6. A supplement of this vitamin may help your stomach empty faster. Ask your doctor for the appropriate amount.