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Statistics show that more than half of expecting mummies experience morning sickness primarily in the first three months. Certainly, it is not a pleasant experience, especially if you’re nauseous not just in the mornings but throughout the day as well. Seeing as you do not want to resort to over-the-counter medicines, what can you do to help alleviate the symptoms?
Eat little and often
If it’s difficult keeping food down, try eating smaller portions at regular intervals throughout the day. That should make digestion easier and relieve some of the nausea.
Snack on ginger
Ginger is widely thought to alleviate nausea. Have some candied ginger on hand or brew some ginger tea whenever you feel sick. It may help to calm your tummy.
Catch your Zzzzs
Sleep deprivation and lack of rest can also worsen the situation. So try to schedule regular nap times and go to bed at a reasonable hour to ensure that you get all the rest you need.
The right smells
Pregnancy can heighten your sense of smell. So if smelling fried foods or other odours make you queasy, try sniffing fresh scents like lemon or orange peels to help calm your nausea. You can even prepare a bag of them to bring with you wherever you go in case the sensation strikes.