Discover what changes to expect as your body adapts to pregnancy and what you can do to cope.
Tip: Get as much rest as you can. Drink enough water, and choose nutritious snacks if you sleep through mealtime. Try to exercise for a little energy boost, but always check with your doctor first before beginning any exercise program.
Tip: Keep something in your stomach at all times. Crackers, cereal, ginger tea or fruit can all help settle your stomach. Limit or avoid greasy foods, and foods with strong flavours or smells. Keep up your fluid intake, expecially if you vomit frequently. If your nausea and vomiting are severe, call your doctor.
Tip: Limit your fluid intake in the evening, especially in the hours leading up to bedtime.
Tip: Drink plenty of water and eat ample amounts of high-fibre foods. Exercise can help to regulate your system, but check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Do not use laxatives unless your doctor recommends it.
Tip: Wear a supportive bra, like an athletic bra, even at night if necessary.
Headaches and Dizziness
Tip: For sinus headaches, apply a warm compress to the front and sides of your face or forehead. For tension headaches, try a cold compress to the back of your neck. Try to relax, and be sure to snack throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels steady.
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