Never allow your stomach to be fully empty. Keep a snack with you at all times. Eating small meals throughout the day will help keep your blood sugar from dipping too low and triggering nausea.
Try eating carbohydrates before you even get out of bed (crackers, toast, dried fruit, popcorn, granola bars, etc.)
Protein is the best source of sustained energy and will be one of your biggest allies in preventing nausea. Eat some just before bed to avoid feeling queasy in the morning.
Avoid refined grains and simple carbs like white pasta and sugar. These foods not only have little, if any, nutrition but can lead to low blood sugar (a sure-fire nausea trigger!) Enjoy whole wheat pastas, breads, and other whole grains.
Dehydration is a major cause of nausea and headaches. Aim for 2.5 litres of water, unsweetened juices, and herbal teas. Soft drinks, caffeinated beverages, and sugary drinks are best avoided throughout your pregnancy.
Ask others in the house to be aware of and respect this. There's nothing worse than waking up to the smell of burnt toast when your nauseous!
Acupressure Wrist Bands are designed to offset motion sickness, or firmly press an accupressure site that lies 1/6th of the way between your wrist and elbow, in the middle of the inner side of your forearm.
Ginger has has been clinically proven to relieve nausea. Take 250 mg three to four times a day in capsule form (do not exceed 1 g) or drink 5-6 cups of the tea throughout the day. Even candied ginger may help. We like these Ginger Root Capsules and this Ginger Tea
Teas with digestive herbs such as fennel, spearmint, and chamomile may also be of benefit if indigestion leads to your nausea. This is a great one: Digestive Tea
In addition you can try drinking carbonated beverages to help expel stomach gas.
If an increase in mucous production is causing your nausea, try indulging in spicy foods or drink hot teas.
Although this may temporarily relieve your nausea, the digestive juices you stimulate could make matters a lot worse.
Taking 25 mg of B6 throughout the day, not exceeding 150 mg. may help shut off the nausea control-centre in your brain. Many women are deficient in B vitamins at the onset of pregnancy, especially those who were previously on oral contraceptives. Try these Vitamin B6 capsules.
Even when you're not pregnant this can make you feel queezy!
Exhaustion can really aggravate nausea, and baby-making is tiring work!
Many women find that there is a psychological component to their nausea which can be relieved though counselling and talking with others, as well as empowering themselves in preparation for the birth.
Try using digestive enzymes at mealtime to aid digestion. Follow the directions on the label. (We like these digestive enzymes) Activated charcoal may also help relieve a sour stomach. Try 2 capsules when nauseous, up to twice a day.
Homeopathic remedies are usually prescribed on an individual basis, but you might try remedies such as nux vomica, ipecac, and sepia. (Be sure you are purchasing the homeopathic variety of ipecac. The undiluted kind can be dangerous to your pregnancy). Try this Morning Sickness and Nausea Formula
CO2 buildup in the blood can contribute to nausea, which can be reduced with the help of cardiovascular activity such as walking and swimming.
Many women experience ambivalence when they find out they are pregnant, even if it was planned. This anxiety can lead to nausea, which in turn can lead to more anxiety.
There are a variety of herbs that your herbalist can recommend including dandelion root, wild yam, vitex, false unicorn, and black horehound. Find someone knowledgeable in the use of herbs during pregnancy to formulate something specifically for you.
Many essential oils will be off-limits during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. However Lavender Essential Oil, when inhaled, may help relieve some nausea.
NOTE: Always make sure your doctor or midwife is aware of your situation. Vomiting during pregnancy can quickly lead to dehydration and possibly malnutrition if it continues long enough. In some cases it may be an unrelated pathogen and should be investigated by your caregiver.