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Coping with Morning Sickness

The nausea associated with morning sickness, can occur at any time of the day. Many women find it helpful to eat small, frequent snacks, to alleviate nausea. Eating regularly helps keep your blood sugar stable and can help prevent indigestion. Here are some snack ideas that can be prepared at home or had at work to take the edge off the rising nausea throughout the day. Avoid fatty, fried or greasy foods and prepare bland foods that do not have a strong odour.
  • eat crackers, cereal, pretzels or marie biscuits before getting out of bed
  • raw vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, celery, tender young beans, and peas from the pod
  • slices of toasted wholemeal bread
  • nuts, raisins, dried apricots
  • fruitcake made from wholemeal flour and added wheatgerm
  • crisp green apples
  • water biscuits and cottage cheese
  • bland foods such as chicken soup or a plain baked potato
  • fresh fruit juice
  • unflavoured natural yoghurt with honey
  • herbal tea (some women find ginger or peppermint helpful)
  • juicy fruits such as plums, pears and peaches
  • flavoured popsicles


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