Cope with morning sickness

Morning sickness usually starts in the morning and wears off during the day. Your choices about how, when, and what you eat can help you get through this period. Try this:

  • Keep some crackers by your bed so you can put something in your stomach as soon as you wake up.
  • Get plenty of rest when you can, but don't take a nap right after a meal.
  • Eat whatever you feel like eating, whenever you feel you can.
  • Avoid smelling or eating foods that trigger the nausea, especially spicy, rich, and fried foods.
  • Keep meals small, but eat as frequently as you need to.
  • Eat bland foods, such as chicken soup, broth, or a plain baked potato
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Try crushed ice, ginger ale, fruit juice, ginger or peppermint tea, or flavored Popsicles.
  • Try a wristband that uses acupressure pulse points to fight nausea.

Mostly importantly, talk to your doctor if your morning sickness is so severe that you are constantly throwing up.