Coping with morning sickness at the start of pregnancy
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Coping with morning sickness at the start of pregnancy

Morning sickness can rear its ugly head 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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Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.
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Eat bland starchy foods little and often. Dry crackers usually go down well.
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Eat cold meals if the smell of hot ones causes pregnancy nausea.
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Avoid spicy or rich foods.
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Avoid foods that smell unpalatable.
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Eat carbs with meals.
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Eat little and often.
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Have a small snack first thing in the morning to avoid an empty stomach.
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Drink ginger tea or eat anything gingery.
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Take a note of what you eat to see if you can learn which foods trigger nausea.
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Try getting some fresh air.
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Try getting some rest.
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Ask your nearest and dearest for practical help. Cooking, shopping, taking care of kids, whatever helps take a load off.
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If morning sickness/vomiting are affecting your quality of life or if you urine is very dark, please contact your GP as soon as possible.
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