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What to eat when you have morning sickness

Many pregnant women experience “morning sickness,” but for many, the sickness lasts all day long.  For most of my first trimester, I experienced intense nausea during most waking moments of the day.  It usually occurs between the 6th and 12th weeks, but can last even longer.  Some remedies, like ginger tea and vitamin B6 may help the nausea sufferer, but I found that the best way to deal with it was to manage my entire diet.

I found it helpful to eat small meals frequently, so it was important to have easy options requiring little to no preparation.  A variety of options were necessary because as soon as I would find a great food that made me feel good, I quickly developed a repulsion for it.  It was just cruel.  Also, my nausea was paired with heartburn. Ideal foods for me were high in protein and fiber (to keep me full longer) and low acid.

Skip acidic foods (tomatoes/tomato sauce, pizza and citrus) and fried foods.



My favorite filling meals/snacks:

  • oatmeal
  • yogurt
  • granola
  • Kind bars
  • nuts
  • salad
  • chicken
  • cheese

Fresh fruits and vegetables. But skip the citrus.

  • bananas
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • mango
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • honey dew
  • carrots
  • celery