It can get old real fast, though. Interrupting your morning shower and putting you off your favorite food, not to mention complicating your career. If you’re one of the especially unlucky ones, the misleadingly named morning sickness doesn’t restrict itself to only one specific time of day. You may have morning, noon and night sickness.
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SICK OF BEING SICK?
If you wake up feeling ill regularly, it’s a good idea to keep a glass of water and some saltines or other dry, bland food at your bedside. Nibble on them before getting up.
Keep hard sour candies in your purse. Ice Breakers Sours work well and Preggie Pop Drops are specifically for this purpose. Even sipping tart lemonade can be helpful. Think sour, tart, fresh.
Some women experience more night sickness than morning sickness. Peppermint or ginger tea can be helpful and relaxing. Sip slowly.
Find out how other pregnant women in Calgary are managing morning sickness by visiting the Facebook Group Pregnant In Calgary.
Other ways to keep your food down
Candied ginger, peppermints or gum, smelling sliced citrus, acupressure wristbands like Sea-Band and prenatal acupuncture can all be helpful in managing nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy. Calgary’s Erin Legare-Tremblay of Prema Health is a Registered Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinook City Doulas Ltd. highly recommends her for prenatal acupuncture and you can find her contact information on our Links page.
If you are throwing up or nauseated so often it is having a significant impact on your day to day life, you need to stress that to your care provider, even of you are continuing to gain weight. Your doctor or midwife will help you decide what the best course of action is for your symptoms.