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Healthy Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting

Feeling sick? You're not alone! Many women experience nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy. That's because changes in hormones can make you feel sick to your stomach. Certain smells and movements can make the nausea worse. The good news is that the nausea usually disappears after the first trimester.

To help cope with nausea and vomiting, you can:

  • Avoid having an empty stomach
  • Eat whatever food appeals to you in frequent small amounts, until you are feeling better
  • Get out of bed slowly and eat soon afterward
  • Drink fluids between meals, and not with meals
  • Choose cold foods (with less smell) or get someone else to do the cooking if possible
  • Get plenty of fresh air
  • Try smelling fresh-cut lemons
  • Avoid smoke, strong odours, alcohol and caffeine