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5 morning sickness survival tips Prenatal Care

5 morning sickness survival tips

Ashvini Mashru, RD, offers her best advice for beating the quease.

1 | Carbs equal comfort
This is true for most pregnant women in the first trimester, says Mashru. When you’re feeling nauseated, complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain toast, pretzels or crackers might satisfy your need for sustenance without making you feel worse.

2 | Switch up your fruit
This go-to can be a safe choice for many morning sickness sufferers, particularly citrus varieties. But if you can’t stand fresh fruit, you may find relief in dried options. try raisins and apricots for a midday pick-me-up.

3 | Protein, please
Although most women have a tendency to turn to carbs when they feel their stomachs churning, mashru says protein can often fight the feeling more effectively. top off your crackers with a bit of cheese or grab a handful of almonds for a quick snack.

4 | Ginger gets the best-all- around award
You’ve surely heard of ginger’s tummy-calming effect—and for good reason. it’s shown to be an effective remedy for nausea. But there’s more than one way to take advantage. “use ginger in cooking (for carrot soup or ginger muffins), steep it into tea, nibble on some ginger biscuits, nosh on some crystallized ginger, or suck on some ginger candy or lollipops,” suggests mashru. the more you use, the more benefits you’ll reap.

5 | A little lemon goes a long way
Many women find the smell—and taste—of lemons refreshing. try a splash of lemon juice in your water, or suck on sour candies as needed.

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