Nausea (morning sickness), gas, constipation, and heartburn are the common pregnancy problems in the first trimester and can make you feel miserable during your pregnancy. They are caused by normal hormone changes in your body and the baby growing and taking up more room. Here are some things that you can do to help you feel better.
. Eat before getting out of bed in the morning. Keep crackers, dry cereal, or toast by your bed for when you first wake up.
. Get out of bed slowly and avoid sudden movements.
. Eat 5 or 6 small meals during the day to avoid long periods without eating. An empty stomach can make you feel worse.
. Drink liquids between meals. Fruit juice and caffeine-free sodas may help settle your stomach.
. Avoid odors and tastes that make you queasy. Someone else may need to help with cooking.
. Have fresh air in the room when you cook, eat or sleep. Smelling a fresh-cut lemon may also help.
. Take your prenatal vitamins before going to bed.
. Eat a high-fiber diet. Include more fruit, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Try whole-grain cereals and bread such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice.
. Add wheat germ to your cereal or have a bran muffin.
. Have prunes (dried plums) or prune juice.
. Drink more liquids such as water, milk, cocoa, fruit juice, and soup. A glass of warm water first thing in the morning may also help.
. Eat meals at regular times.
. Exercise daily, try walking or swimming. Check with your doctor first.
. Avoid foods that can produce gas such as onions, garlic, beans, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels, sprouts and cauliflower.
. Try a mild activity like walking
. Eat and drink slowly
. Avoid chewing gum
. Keep your weight gain gradual and moderate to minimize the amount of pressure on your digestive tract.
. Try to relax. Tension can also cause you to swallow air, both during meals and during the day.
. Eat five to six small meals a day
. Eat and chew slowly
. Avoid fatty, greasy or spicy foods.
. Wear clothes that are loose around your waist.
. Avoid lying down right after eating. Wait at least an hour.
. If you must lie down, do so on your left side.
. Drop a few pillows under your head when you sleep or prop the top of the bed up on a few blocks.
. Quit smoking
. Antacids are generally safe to take during pregnancy but ask your gynaecology doctor in Delhi first.
These are some of the common pregnancy issues and easy ways to tackle them without the need for medication. Enjoy your 9 months! Have a Safe Delivery!
If you have any doubt related to your pregnancy or if you have high-risk pregnancy then consult the best hospital for pregnancy in Delhi.
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