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Morning sickness is a cruel misnomer. It should really be called horrible all day, any time nausea and vomiting. Morning sickness is not fun to deal with, especially when we have to work, deal with our kids or take care of household tasks. There are, however, a few ways to cope with morning sickness.
1. Keep snacks everywhere. In your purse, in your car, in your cupboards and by the bed. I went through a huge amount of saltines during my pregnancy. I had to have a snack before getting out of bed and definitely before drinking anything. Drinking liquids on an empty stomach was a fast way to make me sick. Eating small meals throughout the day can help ward off the symptoms.
2. Ginger. Ginger is a natural way to reduce nausea. Some like to drink a ginger ale or ginger teas, but liquids can make morning sickness worse, so stick to ginger cookies or encapsulated ginger. Ginger should not be used for some people with certain medical conditions, such as those on anti-coagulants, so check with your doctor.
3. Peppermint. Mints, gum or spearmint teas can help reduce the symptoms of morning sickness. If the smell doesn't trigger your nausea, peppermint or spearmint essential oils can help with the effects of morning sickness as well.
4. Acupressure. There is a acupuncture point on your wrist which can help reduce nausea. There are wrist bands specifically made to apply steady pressure to the area, such as the Sea Band. When you experience nausea you can push on the pressure point with the wrist band to help overcome it.