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Third Trimester Morning Sickness

Just when I thought I was out of the woods, it struck. That horrible, nothing sounds good to eat, nothing sounds good to drink, I think I?ll just lie down right here and wait for it to be over feeling also known as morning sickness. Except my morning sickness (as is the case with most) doesn?t seem to be able to tell time. It?s not morning sickness ? it?s afternoon sickness, or nighttime sickness, or any time of day sickness.

Turns out, a hormone surge that takes place in the third trimester (as well as the fact that your organs are all squished up to make room for your expanding uterus) can cause an increase in nausea, as well as indigestion, stomach shrinkage and a general feeling of un-wellness.

To deal with third-trimester morning sickness ? or morning sickness any time during your pregnancy ? find out what calms your tummy down and eat or drink it. It may be plain pasta, bread, a banana, ice water, or a greasy cheeseburger, but whatever sounds good is going to be the best thing for you. Eat small, frequent meals to avoid or decrease your chances of getting heartburn, indigestion or nausea.

In addition, try to find a juice, water or tea that tastes good to you and that will keep you hydrated. Ice water can be more soothing and easier to drink than room temperature water, and lemon water might be even better. Just be sure to drink small amounts at a time ?large quantities will end up making you feel sicker.

Other foods to try include citrus fruits, especially lemon or orange, or sucking on citrus flavored hard candy. Also try eating solid foods that are bland in taste and smell, and high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, crackers, mashed potatoes, or rice or pasta. Avoid anything with a strong smell or taste, such as garlic or many ethnic foods, as it may trigger more nausea. In addition, consider telling your family members or immediate coworkers about which foods make you nauseous; if they can, they might be able to alter their mealtimes or routines to avoid making you feel worse.

What foods or drinks help you when you are feeling morning sickness?


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