Three Tips to Ease Morning Sickness – Dr Stephen Lane

Morning sickness could really be called ‘any time of the day or night’ sickness. 

Most pregnant women suffer with this at some stage, but the good news is there are some simple changes you can make to minimise the severity.

My number one tip for women suffering from morning sickness is don’t suffer in silence! If you are experiencing morning sickness, please let your Obstetrician know when you next visit, or call Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility on 08 8272 7755.

We have a lot of proven strategies for helping patients manage morning sickness and these can make a huge difference.

Three simple tips to ease morning sickness:

  • Eat small meals frequently and avoid letting your stomach get too empty.
  • Sip cold clear fluids, such as cold water, flat lemonade or cordial for a bit of energy.
  • Choose plain, high carbohydrate foods such as plain pasta, rice, toast or plain dried crackers, to help settle nausea.

How long does morning sickness normally last?

Morning sickness is very common and can affect women at any time of the day, not just the morning. Morning sickness normally improves after the first trimester at about 12 week’s gestation, but for some women it can continue throughout pregnancy.

If I’m suffering from morning sickness, is my baby still okay?

  • Rest assured, babies are very good at taking what they need from their mum, even if you’re not managing to eat much or drink much water your baby will still be taking the vitamins and nutrients they require for growth.