Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is often misunderstood with many people not recognising how debilitating and disruptive it can be.
Feeling unwell and tired can lead to feeling of anxiety and isolation as you may be worried about being too far from home in case you need to be sick and too few people understanding what it is like to have.
This condition is not your fault.
You have not done anything to cause it.
There is nothing you could have done to prevent it.
It is important to try and stay hydrated but this can be very difficult. Cold or frozen foods and drinks have less pungent smell and flavor so you could try having ice lollies or drinking water ice cold. Also, eating food with a high water content such as melon, cucumber, apples and other fruits it is a good way of taking some ﬂuids on board without having to drink.
Nourishing your body can also be challenging. An empty stomach is a trigger for nausea and vomiting so if you feel able to try taking in food on a frequent, regular basis (setting a reminder on your phone can assist). Sometimes having a small snack before getting up in the morning (like dry toast or crackers) can also really help. Some people find they are more able to drink food than eat it. You can now buy lots of breakfast cereals in liquid form at the supermarket or get fortied milkshakes from a pharmacy.
If you need further support I have very good results helping woman throughout pregnancy to reduce and alleviate pregnancy sickness and nausea (as well as alongside symptoms like excessive saliva and heartburn) using acupuncture and reflexology without the concern of medicines affecting your baby. I'm a midwife and I support and nurture women through pregnancy to parenthood, enabling you to feel good and enjoy a positive experience of pregnancy and birth at www.mothernurture.co.uk
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Midwife and Complementary Therapist