Especially at the beginning of pregnancy, many women suffer from severe nausea. Sometimes even throughout pregnancy. So you want to learn Hamiləlikdə ürəkbulanma və qusma haqqında (about nausea and vomiting in pregnancy) and what to eat so that nausea does not get worse or even stop?
During pregnancy, there are a few things to consider so that the mother and child are supplied with sufficient nutrients. It is particularly difficult if you are affected by severe nausea. With these tips, you can calm your rebellious stomach – and still eat properly as a pregnant woman.
Nausea in pregnancy: what can I eat?
The “what” is also important, but before that, there is the “how”. Because first of all, it is important to alleviate or avoid nausea.
Tip 1: Eat a bite to eat before you get up
A stomach-friendly tea and some yogurt with honey can work wonders. Even before you set foot out of bed. Then no jerky movements and enough rest. Then you should be able to deal with emerging nausea or prevent it.
Tip 2: Sugar, sugar, and yet no sugar
Triggers for nausea are, among other things, those hormones that also control sugar metabolism. Throughout the day, keep your blood sugar levels relatively constant. A high blood sugar level in the evening thanks to sweets and a low level in the morning promote nausea and vomiting. Therefore, it is best to reach for foods such as oatmeal, lentils, fatty fish, and lots of green vegetables.
Also, pay attention to your vitamin B6 intake. A deficiency of the vitamin can also promote nausea. Much of this vitamin can be found in meat and fish (but please only fried well!). Vegetables such as potatoes, legumes, and whole grains also contain vitamin B.
Tip 3: Fat, acidic, and salty
Even though your cravings may tell you otherwise, avoid very fatty foods and very spicy meals. In the worst case, nasty heartburn during pregnancy is added to nausea. Strong spices can also trigger stomach cramps. Or make sure that you get sick in the first place. Tip 2 helps against emerging cravings because these are triggered by an imbalance of blood sugar.
Tip 4: The right diet
In the period before birth, you and the baby must be sufficiently supplied with omega-3 fatty acids. These are particularly important for the brain and eye maturation of the child. In the best case, eat two instead of just one portion of fish per week!
Drinking enough is not easy for many pregnant women with nausea. Nevertheless, it is absolutely essential. Herbs – and fruit teas, still or sparkling water – it doesn’t matter. The main thing is alcohol-free! If you have a particularly hard time with the fluid supply, you can also suck on ice cubes.
Dried fruits and nuts prove to be a real superfood. They not only regulate the mineral balance but also work slowly chewed against annoying heartburn.
Otherwise, when it comes to nutrition, your body will demand what it needs most. Severe nausea can be counteracted with a high-protein diet. Sometimes foods with bitter substances also help. Listen to your gut feeling!