Feeling sick during the first part of pregnancy is very
common. Fortunately, there are measures that can reduce
nausea and after the first few months most people feel
Nausea and vomiting during the first
months of pregnancy are very common, but they can vary
widely. Many people experience only a little morning
sickness and some occasional vomiting, while others are
plagued by violent nausea and vomiting.
Most women avoid the nausea and vomiting after the
first three months, and only a small number have
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Why are you vomiting?
The definitive cause of the nausea and vomiting has
not yet been found. However, related explanations are
that it is due to hormonal effects or imbalances in
blood sugar. Other possible causes are stress and
Can the nausea and vomiting be dangerous?
If you vomit so much that you lose too much fluid,
salt and nutrition, it can be harmful to you and the
fetus. In severe cases, the body may become dehydrated.
If you feel dizzy, can't pee, get dry in your mouth and
get cracked lips, contact your doctor. The treatment of
dehydration consists of giving fluid. If the fluid
cannot be retained in the stomach, it is given by
What can you do yourself to avoid nausea and
The following tips can help:
- Eat small but dense meals. That is, you should
eat small portions every 2-3 hours.
- Drink plenty of fluid. You should preferably
drink 10-12 glasses a day. Good to drink water,
preferably mineral water,.
- Avoid fatty foods.
- Avoid spicy foods.
- Avoid alcohol. If you are pregnant you should
avoid alcohol whether you have problems with nausea
- Avoid caffeine (coffee and tea).
- Eat dry biscuits, dry toast and crusts.
- Ginger can counteract nausea. Drink ginger or
eat ginger tablets.
- Rest several times a day. It is good to lie down
and have something high under your head and legs.
If you feel morning sickness, eat a little before
getting out of bed. You should not go up and pee or get
the food first, then it will not work !. Your partner
can give you breakfast on the bed or you can prepare a
breakfast tray that will be ready by your bed when you
wake up, or have a biscuit package next to the bed.
- Take it easy as you get up. Move slowly and
avoid fast movements.
- Eat every two or three hours, even if you are
- Sit up after meals so gravity helps you keep
your food down.
- It may help to eat a little before you sleep.
Preferably yogurt, bread, milk, cereals or a small
sandwich. It can also help to eat a little at night
as it prevents morning vomiting.
- If there are certain odors that trigger the
nausea or vomiting, avoid them.
- It may make sense to wait a bit to brush your
teeth after a meal, as it may trigger vomiting.
- It can also help get some fresh air and some
exercise. It's a good idea to go for a little walk
every day. Both because you can breathe clean air
and because it increases the appetite. You may be
able to sleep with an open window.
- Avoid smoking. Smoking is harmful for both you
and the child whether you feel ill or not. Smoking
also reduces appetite.
- If you are going to take medication after
prescription from your doctor, make sure he or she
knows you are pregnant, as many drugs can be harmful
to the fetus.
Ask your midwife or doctor for advice. It often knows
exactly what can help in your particular situation.
When should you seek medical advice?
If none of the above works, or: • If you vomit more
than 3-4 times a day.
- If you lose weight.
- If you vomit blood or get vomiting that looks
like coffee grounds.
- If you get rid of more fluid than you can keep.
Signs of dehydration are: feeling faint, less amount
of urine, dark and strongly smelling urine or you
can't pee, dry mouth and dry, cracked lips.
- If you are worried about your condition, or
think there is something seriously wrong.