Coping With Morning Sickness

Tips for handling pregnancy's infamous symptom.

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Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day, but it usually disappears after the first 3 months of pregnancy. In order to ease the nausea and vomiting, try these strategies:

  • Eat dry cereal, crackers, or dry toast before you get out of bed.
  • Avoid greasy, fried, and spicy foods.
  • Instead of three big meals, eat several small meals during the day.
  • To quell nausea, sip ginger ale or suck candied ginger.
  • Try wearing an acupressure bracelet, such as those used to prevent motion sickness.
  • Have someone else prepare food if cooking odors provoke nausea.