Morning sickness & dizziness during pregnancy

morning sickness

Nausea caused during early pregnancy is called “Morning sickness”. Well, it’s not eactly restricted to “morning” because this nausea can strike any time of the day. It has most been noted in the morning by women. It is likely a result of the many physical changes taking place in your body, now you're pregnant - the churning hormones and the raging physical changes.

Are there any tried-and-tested remedies for morning sickness?

Most women already avoid any food and smell that triggers the onset of nausea. To minimise further queasiness, you could try to:

  • Wake up slowly. Sudden movements can trigger nausea. Sit up slowly, with your back supported.
  • Keep some simple, nutritious snacks, such as Marie biscuits or wheat rusks or even a banana, by your bedside. Force down a few dry biscuits as soon as you wake and then rest for 10-15 minutes before getting out of bed.
  • Munch on small, frequent, healthy meals. Empty tummy can trigger nausea. Try to aim for foods high in protein or carbohydrates. They’re shown to fight nausea.
  • Have different iron supplements (some of the recommended tablets simply don’t agree with some women). Don’t do it without your doctor’s go-ahead though.
  • Limit fluids to between meals.
  • Stay climate controlled. Don’t stay in too-hot or too-cold places.
  • Keep healthy snacks handy. In your purse, at your bedside, keep dry rusk and biscuits accessible for a quick munch and boost all through the day.
  • Add more lemon to your life. The smell of a cut lemon is pleasant and has shown to ward off nauseas.
  • Drink ginger tea or juice. Ginger can settle the stomach and help with queasiness. All the same, too much ginger isn’t good either.
  • Relax.
  • Get some early morning exercise.
  • Practice breathing.
  • Eat bananas breakfast. Bananas are potassium powerhouses and are known to help combat nausea.

Another common feature of pregnancy is lightheadedness, striking over 75% of pregnant women

Remedies for dizziness?

  • How to get rid of your dizziness depends on what made you dizzy in the first place. But please sit down first. That will keep you stable and safe while the dizziness goes away. Try to slow down. Get up slowly. Springing up from a chair can trigger dizziness.
  • If it strikes when you lie down, it could be because your baby is the main vein on your right side. This vein is what receives blood from your lower limbs. Try rolling over to your left side.
  • You could simply be lacking from energy. If you haven't eaten much in the past 2 hours, get yourself a healthy snack. Regulating your sugar levels will help control dizziness. Drink plenty of water, fruit juice, or decaffeinated drinks, to stay hydrated.
  • Wait for it to pass.