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xann asked:
Is there a way to prevent morning sickness? maybe any food/supplement intake that will help to prevent? I had a very bad experience for my first one.

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Arora Valley answered:
Most pregnant women will experience morning sickness, usually in their first trimester. Morning sickness doesn't necessarily occur in the morning. You may feel nausea at any time of day, especially when your stomach is empty. The cause of morning sickness is unknown. Research suggests that it might be related to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Tips to cope with morning sickness *Eat small but frequent meals. Foods high in carbohydrate are best (e.g. bread and crackers) and eating some food at regular intervals may help ease symptoms. *Avoid triggers such as a particular smell or an emotional stress that can set off the nausea and vomiting. *Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Drink small volumes of fluid at regular intervals rather than large amounts at one time. *Wear loose clothes that don’t constrict the abdomen *Take an anti-sickness medicine if symptoms are severe or do not settle. Always check with your health care provider before taking any medicine to relieve nausea. This includes any herbal or food remedies (such as ginger supplements).

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Tony_Tan answered:
In general, it is difficult to prevent morning sickness. Many methods have been tried to variable rates of success. Taking pyridoxine (a vitamin B) during pregnancy may reduce the chance or severity of morning sickness. Also rest, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, ginger, taking small frequent meals and acupressure may be useful for some people. It is also difficult to predict if you are going to have severe morning sickness just because you had it previously.

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Erlina answered:
No one knows for sure what causes morning sickness during pregnancy, it can be your hormones or enhanced sensitivity to certain smell or even stress. to help prevent or make it better, drink plenty of water, try to not think about it, and for myself, eating sour or warm food can slightly ease the morning sickness.

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Stepfchen answered:
I found that wheat biscuits helped me with my morning sickness. As well as wholemeal bread or white bread is fine too.

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Ansc1979 answered:
Try vitamin b6 and folic acid...

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Hui Hui answered:
Eat small meals and snacks. I ate 5-7 small meals a days to prevent vomiting. Drink little hot water throughout the day to keep your hydrated. Snacks like almond nuts, seaweeds, etc. during my very morning sickness days for both my pregnancies.

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Charmaine answered:
There is probably different sources of trigger of morning sickness for every individual and every pregnancy. Some general tips would be to stay away from fatty, spicy and oily foods. Avoid caffine. Have smaller portions of meals and drink plenty of water. If you do not like the taste of water, make yourself a lovely ice- honey lemon drink which i feel was my all-time favourite during my early stages of pregnancy.

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Ruth answered:
Maybe you can try to take Vitamin B6 but consult it with your gynae first, or you can try taking ginger (e.g. drinking ginger ale, eating ginger biscuits or sucking on ginger-flavoured hard candies) to help ease your morning sickness. Have some plain crackers to nibble on in the morning before the nausea kicks in. Hope it works for you!

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Sonia answered:
GET PLENTY OF REST: You must ensure you get a good night´s sleep - wear a sleep mask, or even dark glasses, to block out as much light as possible. You might also consider a maternity body pillow that will properly help you support your back and stomach. Sometimes taking naps during the day may help. Avoid moving around straight after eating. GINGER: ginger has long been publicized as a stomach soother, and studies have shown that it may help relieve nausea symptoms. Sipping cold ginger ale, or adding a slice of raw ginger to water or tea may help sooth your stomach.

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Biyin answered:
I kept eating to ease my morning sickness during my two pregnancies. If it is too bad until you cannot take any food or drink, see doctor as soon as possible.

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