Food & Morning Sickness

The sensation or urge to vomit during pregnancy, known as morning sickness, is common. Morning sickness commonly happens during the first trimester, which is likely due to fluctuations in hormones. It can happen again during other stages of pregnancy, but it is more likely due to the pregnant location pressing against the mother’s stomach.1

To alleviate morning sickness, try:

  • To eat frequent snacks or meals, five to six small, throughout the day.
  • Eating slower than usual.
  • To avoid foods with aromas that bother you.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Avoiding overly fatty and spicy foods.
  • Taking your required supplements with food.
  • To eat a small snack, such as crackers, before getting out of bed in the morning.

Look to snacks for soothing morning sickness

You can ease stomach discomfort by:

  • Consuming cold foods such as smoothies and yogurt
  • Drinking the occasional cooling fruit-flavored carbonated water
  • Having easy-to-digest crackers, toast, and rice
  • Snacking on fruits such as bananas and fruit sauce
  • Having some real ginger soda, fresh ginger tea, or candied ginger

What to do when morning sickness persists

Morning sickness varies in every person and it is not harmful during pregnancy. But if the symptoms feel more severe than normal or are prolonged, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and instructions.