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Got the nauseous feeling in the morning? Some tips to handle it

Pregnant mom looking like she is nauseous

In this article, you’ll find answers to these questions: 

  1. What is morning sickness?

  2. What can you do if you feel nauseous?

  3. What are signs you should see a doctor? 

One of the first signs of pregnancy can be morning sickness. 


Morning sickness is when hormones can cause nausea and vomiting. More than half of all pregnant women suffer from some nausea in their first three months of pregnancy. 

Even though it is called morning sickness, it can occur at any time. And for most women, it passes after three months. 


  • Eat small meals throughout the day instead of three large meals. This keeps your stomach from being empty. 

  • Don’t lie down after eating. 

  • Eat dry toast, saltines or dry cereals before getting out of bed. 

  • Eat bland foods that are easy to digest, such as cereal and rice. 

  • Sip on water, weak tea or clear soft drinks. You also can eat ice chips. 

  • Avoid smells that can upset your stomach. 


Be aware if there are other symptoms such as a high temperature or coughing. Those could be signs that it is more than morning sickness and you need to see a doctor. 

If you feel you are suffering from nausea too much or if it persists into the second trimester, see your doctor. Remember it is always better to see your doctor rather than live in worry and discomfort. 


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