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Dealing With Nausea In Pregnancy

Morning sickness is also known as nausea/vomiting during Pregnancy (NVP). About 80% of all the pregnant women are affected with this condition. The woman feels nausea and most of the time vomits and some tiredness along with it. In this article, you are going to get complete information about morning sickness or nausea in pregnancy. Why morning sickness is there for pregnant ladies, and how to treat it or how to reduce its symptoms. You will get all related information in this article so keep reading.

What Is Morning Sickness?

Morning sickness or Nausea is a common condition affecting up to 85% of pregnant women. Morning sickness in women is nausea or nausea of pregnancy, vomiting that can occur at any time of the day during pregnancy.

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Morning sickness is a feeling that indicates the proximity of vomiting and efforts that accompany the urge to vomit. They present as a situation of discomfort in the upper part of the stomach and sometimes with an unpleasant sensation in the throat, forcing the patient to expel emesis that frequently does not occur. When it is prolonged, it can become a debilitating symptom. Nausea, sometimes with vomiting, is a common pregnancy phenomenon in the first trimester. Half of the pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first trimester. Not only is nausea usual, but it is also usually an early pregnancy symptom and a sign that your pregnancy is healthy. It is called "morning sickness" because this is typically the time of day when the symptoms are the worst. But you can be sick and surrender at any time of the day. They think that the symptoms are caused by the pregnancy hormone hCG, which is produced by the placenta and which supports the pregnancy. But other factors such as low blood sugar levels, high levels of stomach acid, stress and fatigue can also contribute to morning sickness during the first trimester.

Morning Sickness Causes

The exact cause of pregnancy nausea is not known. They can be caused by hormonal changes or by low blood sugar levels early in pregnancy. Emotional stress, travel or some food can make the problem worse. Nausea during pregnancy is more common and can be worse with twins or triplets. However, this is not always found in women suffering from morning sickness.

A Hangover or Alcohol Abuse

If you have drunk too much alcohol, the next day you suffer from a so-called hangover. This hangover is often accompanied by nausea and headaches, where you also have to vomit regularly. Also, you can also become sick at the moment of drinking too much alcohol and not the day after. In this case, you must have swallowed a lot of alcohol, causing your body to reject this alcohol.

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Hormonal Changes

 Hormonal changes can also be a possible cause of nausea. Here pregnant women can mainly talk about, who suffer from morning sickness and vomiting due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Even when you are menstruating, you can become nauseous due to the hormonal changes in your body.

Motion Sickness & Seasickness

Can you not be good at driving, travelling with an aeroplane or travelling on a boat? Then you speak of motion sickness or seasickness, where nausea is caused by travelling by car, plane or boat. Vomiting can accompany this.

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Stress and Anxiety

If you have to deal with sudden stress or anxiety, symptoms of nausea may also arise. This can make you feel nauseous during a vital exam or when speaking publicly due to the pressure that comes with this.

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Disorders and Diseases

Disorders and diseases can also be the cause of nausea. You can think of flu, diaphragm rupture, stomach diseases (heartburn, stomach inflammation and stomach ulcer), bowel disease (intestinal inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), food poisoning, cancer, intolerance to certain medications and biliary disorders.

Other Causes

Many causes can cause nausea. Think of disorders in the gastrointestinal tract, balance organ, central nervous system. But nausea can also be caused by psychological complaints or as a result of other claims, including pregnancy.

  • Gastric bowel inflammation.
  • Gastric mucosal irritation.
  • Heartburn.
  • Stomach ulcer.
  • Stomach cancer.
  • Intestinal occlusion.
  • Intestine.
  • Intestinal Perforation.
  • Intestinal polyps.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Appendicitis.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Crohn's disease.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Gallstones.
  • Liver disease.
  • Pancreatitis.
  • Disorder at the equilibrium organ

  • Motion Sickness.
  • Meniere's disease.
  • Disorders of the vestibular system / the middle and inner ear.
  • As a result of a fairground attraction, a fixed point is lost.
  • Central nervous system disorder

  • Migraine.
  • Meningitis
  • Psychological causes

  • Fear.
  • Stress.
  • Hyperventilation.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety disorder.
  • Anorexia or bulimia nervosa.
  • Remaining causes

  • Pregnancy.
  • Food poisoning.
  • Too much alcohol intake.
  • Side effects of medication

    The side effect of medical treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    • Flu.
    • Dehydration.
    • Sunstroke.
    • Allergy.
    • Oxygen deficiency.

    How does nausea develop during pregnancy?

    At the beginning of the pregnancy, the fertilised oocyte and the placenta produce large amounts of HCG (Human Chorion Gonadotrophin). This hormone plays a role in the development of nausea. HCG is necessary to prepare the uterus for receiving a fertilised egg. Women who are pregnant with twins have more HCG in their blood. With them, vomiting and nausea also occur more often. After three months, production of HCG decreases sharply. The hormone HCG is not the only cause of nausea.


    When does morning sickness start?

    This nausea frequently begins during the first month of pregnancy and continue throughout weeks 14 to 16 (third or fourth month). Some women experience nausea and vomiting throughout pregnancy.

    Morning sickness with twins

    Morning sickness with twins cause of more back pain, sleeping difficulties, and heartburn than moms who are carrying one child.

    Morning Sickness Symptoms

    Morning sickness is sometimes a bit difficult to describe, but with most people, there are the following symptoms:



    Worldwide, millions of people experience a period of diarrhea every year. Diarrhea is thin, unformed stools that can occur up to 20 times a day. In diarrhea, you often cannot stop the seats correctly.

    Diarrhea Causes

    Acute diarrhea is mainly caused by:

    Food poisoning

    Diarrhea can occur through contact with faeces or eat contaminated food. Usually, this goes along with nausea and vomiting and is called food poisoning. The cause is typically contamination with bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Shigella and Yersinia species. Campylobacter is found in children in 6% of cases. The source of infection is often chicken meat. If you ate something that was contaminated before lunch, you have stomach complaints the same evening. In acute diarrhea, complaints usually occur within eight hours of infection. They are often very severe: malaise, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea. Charges go over after a few days, but people should not think too lightly about this. In some cases, intestinal complaints are maintained after an acute attack of diarrhea. The inflammation can become chronic because the bacteria do not disappear by themselves, while the infections and the bacteria have long since gone. This is called a post-infectious syndrome. A syndrome that develops after inflammation manifests itself in abdominal cramps, flatulence, a bloated stomach or diarrhea. All complaints that can be annoyed for years.

    Stomach flu

    Abdominal flu is common and is caused by infectious viruses. It often goes along with sudden diarrhea and vomiting. In severe diarrhea, dehydration can occur, especially in small children and the elderly.
    The most common gastrointestinal viruses are:





    Overweight is defined as too high a body weight due to an increase in the body fat content. Excess weight manifests itself in a visible increase in abdominal fat. The weight can be expressed in Body Mass Index, abbreviated BMI. BMI = body weight: (body length x body length). In the case of overweight, the BMI is 25 kg / m2 or higher. In case of obesity, seriously overweight, the BMI is 30 kg / m2 or higher. Officially, 55% of women over the 50 years are overweight in the Netherlands. In men, this is 64%.

    Determination of the fat percentage

    The abdominal fat is not only visible from the outside, but is mainly located around the intestine, inside the body. There are several ways to measure the fat percentage:

    The most commonly used formula to test overweight is BMI, expressed in kg / m2

    .With a length of 1.75 cm and a weight of 75 kg: (1.75) 2 the BMI is 75: 3.06 = 24.5. However, BMI calculation is misleading because it does not differentiate between muscle and fat weight. The ideal weight of this person is 65 kg. In fact, in this case, a BMI of 24.5 corresponds to an overweight of more than 10 kilograms unless you are a bodybuilder and do not have belly fat at all.
    Measuring the fat percentage has higher reliability and a better measure of the actual fat content in the ratio between the hip circumference and the waist. For women, the circumference of the waist is divided by hip size, with a standard weight this is less than 0.75. Super slim is 0.7. In men, the ratio is 0.85



    Depression is a desire disorder that manifests itself in a persistent sense of sadness and loss. These feelings can be of a temporary nature due to a particular event or persistent. Older people and people with chronic illnesses are more often depressed. A major depressive disorder was previously referred to as clinical depression. The emotions that accompany depression have an impact on the body, but conversely, physical diseases and nutritional deficiencies have a significant effect on the brain. Below, only the points that relate to mood changes, the intestinal wall, intestinal flora and nutrition are discussed.

    Depression Causes

    Gastrointestinal disorders can cause depression. Also, certain foods, a lack of nutrients and bad digestion play a role in the emotions. You will read below 14 essential topics concerning the relationship between the gut and depression:

    1) Serotonin

    The intestinal wall and also the intestinal bacteria produce large amounts of brain hormones, neuropeptides. The gut contains cells (enterochromophilic cells) that produce tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin and melatonin; 90 to 95% of the serotonin is formed in the intestine. Serotonin is a hormone that has to do with satisfaction and also stimulates the intestine to move. Serotonin has to do with moods, eating, sleeping, sexual behaviour and the daily rhythm. A deficit causes depression and a feeling of sadness. Intestinal complaints can cause depression.

    2) Decrease beneficial intestinal bacteria

    The bacteria in the intestine protect people against diseases of prosperity, obesity, inflammatory reactions, depression and cancer. A decrease in bacteria numbers plays an important role in these diseases.

    3) Intestinal Infections

    It has been documented that 80% of people with intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease have mental problems. They suffer from depression, panic attacks or other mental problems. There is often a lack of clarity, mental fatigue or a feeling as if the head is filled with cotton wool.

    4) Sleep disorder

    A lack of sleep can occur through red wine or chocolate with histamine sensitivity. Intestinal complaints and heartburn can disturb sleep.

    5) Gluten intolerance

    Neurological complaints often accompany celiac disease. Nerve pain (neuropathy) is second in celiac disease. In celiac disease, dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, migraine or headaches, memory loss and dementia are more common. There is also a decrease in iron, minerals and vitamins.

    6) Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Due to a shortage of intrinsic factor, made by the stomach wall or a decreased food intake, a lack of vitamin B12 occurs. Older people may have low values causing neurological complaints, depression and reduced memory.

    7) Defective fat consumption

    When no oily fish or oily fish oil is used, an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency arises. Alzheimer's, dementia and depression are related to this. Fatty fish contains vitamins A and D and minerals such as selenium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, copper and zinc. Also for the unborn child, these substances are essential for the brain, immune system and bone density.

    8) Overweight

    High insulin levels and diabetes are a significant cause of depression. Schizophrenia and depression are 3 to 4 times more common in diabetic patients. A too high glucose supply can damage the brain cells.

    9) Hungry

    A hunger feeling can cause a sad feeling through the bowel brain signals.

    10) Addiction

    Eating fat and sweet food increases the level of dopamine, which temporarily results in a feeling of satisfaction. At the same time, consuming sausages, meat products, high-fat foods and biscuits via hormones will cause depressive feelings.

    11) Saturation

    Ghrelin and cannabinoid receptors play a role in eating. A disturbance of leptin, adiponectin and ghrelin can cause depression.

    12) Leaky Gut

    The intestinal wall can be damaged by harmful substances or a shortage of protected substances. As a result, the regulation of the openings in the intestinal wall (the Tight Junctions) does not work well. There is an increased permeability, a leaking intestine.


    Blockage of the intestines

    If you can only produce stool once or twice a week, you speak of obstruction (constipation). Often there is pressure but the stool does not come and that gives a feeling in the stomach. In the Netherlands, about two million people suffer from constipation. Some people have been clogged since childhood, with others it occurs at a later age, for example after an infection. In women, this condition occurs twice as often as in men.
    When constipated, the stool can be dry, hard or pectoral. One must press, there is no pressure, or the feeling does not yet exist. There may be decreased appetite, bloating, abdominal pain, loss of stool or haemorrhoids. Often laxatives are used by people with constipation, but that does not always work.

    Blockage of the intestines Causes

    A delayed passage can cause constipation. This happens when the stool is held up too long, for example in professions such as drivers and teachers. Anxiety for pain in case of tears in the anus or haemorrhoids can also lead to too long cessation of stool.
    However, constipation can also be caused by an underlying illness. That is why it is essential to have research take place. Possible causes are:

    1) Overweight and diabetes

    All people with intestinal complaints, one quarter suffer from constipation. Adults and also children who are overweight suffer from this twice as often. Constipation is one of the most common complaints in overweight and diabetes. The emptying of the intestine takes twice as long as neurological disorders of the intestine play a role. It shows that many overweight people produce four times as much methane. The gases can cause flatulence and regurgitation. The methane content can be measured via the breath. The bacterial strain Methanobrevibacter produces methane gas that has a delaying effect on intestinal passage. The problems increase with age.At around the age of 80, over 70 percent have a very slow bowel function

  • Intestinal parasites
  • Food allergy
  • Medicines
  • Congenital anomaly
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Pregnancy
  • Thick colon cancer (changing pattern)
  • The too slow thyroid gland
  • Disorders of the pelvic floor and damage to the spine
  • 2) Poor digestion

    Digestion is the processing of food involving many steps. The breakdown starts in the mouth with chewing and mixing with saliva. The stomach, bile and pancreas enzymes and the intestinal flora each play a specific role in the processing of highly digestible food. Non-digestible food, such as fibres, is broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. When the processing is disturbed the body gives a signal, this can be in the form of heartburn, constipation or abdominal pain. Likewise, poor digestion can affect health.

    The digestive tract

    The digestive tract is an organ that starts in the mouth and ends with the anus:

    1) The Mouth
    The digestion of our food already begins in the mouth. The food is chewed and mixed with saliva rich in amylase, an enzyme that breaks down starch. The tongue plays a significant role in our lives because it contains taste buds. Pleasant flavours give us pleasure and make you have preferences for food. The taste buds also play a role in addiction; especially the combination of starch (or sugar), salt and fat have an addictive effect.

    2) The stomach
    Through the mouth, the brain receives signals that are transmitted to the stomach, which triggers the production of the stomach acid. Gastrin is the hormone that stimulates stomach acid secretion and the growth of the mucous membrane of the stomach. Gastrin also stimulates the excretion of histamine. See reflux.

    3) Small intestine
    The digestible food is broken down into molecules and taken up by the wall of the small intestine. The intestinal wall absorbs the released glucose molecules and enters the blood, where they are referred to as blood sugars. Some of the glucose molecules are converted into fat to prevent the blood sugars from rising too much. The fats end up in the fat cell and the liver.

    4) Bile and pancreatic enzymes
    When the food slurry in the stomach is acidic enough, hormones cause the gallbladder and pancreas to be triggered into action. The gallbladder squeezes together, so that bile is released that mixes with the fats from the diet. The pancreas is stimulated to release digestive enzymes, proteins, starch and fats are broken down. Amylase formed by the pancreas helps to break down the starch further.



    Morning sickness expresses a feeling of being in the stomach area; sometimes you get water in the mouth or the sense that you have to vomit and you can start sweating. Vomiting sometimes accompanies nausea. When vomiting, the stomach muscles contract and the stomach contents rise and then come out through the mouth. With an empty stomach, not much comes out, sometimes mucus or bile. The vomiting centre controls the vomiting in the brainstem. Acute nausea is often short-lived. Nausea complaints can persist throughout the day, when it stays for weeks, we speak of chronic nausea.


    Hair loss

    Hair loss is an increase in the loss of scalp hair, whether or not combined with a deviation of the hair follicles. There may also be the loss of body hair. There are various forms of hair loss: diffuse scalp hair loss or bald plucking. Diffuse hair loss is called Alopecia Difussa. This is when there is thinning hair all over the head. Spot-like hair loss is called Alopecia Areata. This is described as permanent hair loss.

    Morning Sickness


    Anal itching

    Anal itching is tickling on or around the sphincter of the gut, the anus. It is also called peri-anal itching or pruritus. It can cause irritation and sleepless nights. Men, women and children can suffer from this.

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    When there is some acid in the mouth or the esophagus from the stomach is called that a reflation or heartburn. Heartburn is an irritation of the throat and is caused by stomach acid. It can cause burning pain in the upper abdomen or just below the breastbone. When this often occurs, one must think of an underlying disorder.

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    Mucus in the stool

    Mucus in the stool comes from the mucous membrane of the intestines. The mucus can be on the outside of the stool or mixed. An increase in mucus formation of the intestine indicates inflammation or irritation. Bloody mucus indicates an inflammation. Under normal circumstances, the stool is well formed and does not contain visible mucus.


    A lot of sweating




    Delay of the heartbeat


    Have a lot of saliva in the mouth




    Brainy tendencies


    A headache


    Lack of appetite

    Morning Sickness Remedy

    You should contact your doctor in the following situations:

    • If there is blood in your vomit.
    • If you vomit more than two days in a row and have dark urine.
    • If nausea and vomiting are accompanied by severe abdominal pain that persists for more than an hour.
    • When the symptoms of a food poisoning do not diminish after two days.
    • If you are car sick and have tinnitus or experience deafness.
    • When you are pregnant, and you cannot hold anything in, eat less and lose a lot of weight.
    • If your baby or child vomits, has the high fever and cannot keep fluid inside. When you do nothing there is a chance of dehydration; you recognize this by the little peeing of your child.

    Medicines for morning sickness

    Morning sickness can have various causes. When you go to your doctor for an extended period of sickness, it will first try to find a cause. Targeted medication can then be given.

    Some medications given below reduce your nausea and stop vomiting:

    • Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
    • Trimethobenzamide (Tigan)
    • Promethazine (Phenergan)
    • Ondansetron (Zofran)
    • Metoclopramide (Reglan)

    Note: Use these medicines on your doctor advice.


    What can you do yourself against nausea?

    You can do something about your nausea yourself by:

  • Do not eat excessively.
  • Do not eat too fat.
  • Do not eat food that is on the date, or possibly spoiled.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not drink cold drinks.
  • When your nausea is caused by eating or drinking something wrong, vomiting is the best remedy. This way the wrong substances quickly disappear from your body. If your body gives a reflex to vomiting, do not try to stop it.

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    There is also some stuff you can do to combat morning sickness:

  • Provide plenty of fresh air.
  • Rest enough.
  • Eat and drink something before getting up, let your partner breakfast in bed or lay something ready in the evening.
  • Stand up quietly, avoid rapid movements.
  • Keep sitting upright for ten to twenty minutes after eating, do not lie down immediately.

  • Are you nauseous in the last months of your pregnancy? Then the uterus presses against your stomach: eat small portions to stop nausea.

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    Note: Experimenting with natural products during pregnancy is not recommended, contact your doctor, midwife or pharmacist for advice.

    Dealing with nausea is something you do

    • Try to relax. Breathe in gently through your nostrils and out by your mouth or think of something sweet.
    • Avoid seeing, smelling and tasting food or other substances (such as tobacco smoke) that make you sick.
    • Suck or chew on pieces of ice, nibble on gingerbread or suck on a bit of freshly cut lemon.
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      Do you have to gag your teeth? Then try mouthwash water. Use it regularly to keep your mouth fresh.
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      Try to neutralize the acid in your stomach with a glass of milk or two calcium tablets.
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      Keep a cold cloth or an ice pack against your throat.
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      Try ginger, a natural remedy for nausea. Grate it over vegetables or other dishes.
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      Drink chamomile or ginger tea.
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      Keep drinking enough, even if you are not hungry for solid food. Not to mix solid foods and liquids during the meal can also help.
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      Practice with your thumb pressure on the bone at the bottom of your skull, at the back of your neck, just behind each ear or hold ice against these spots.
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      Try Sea-Bands. These are straps that are worn around your wrists. Each wristband has a button that presses on a particular (pressure) point to relieve nausea. Sea-Bands are available at most pharmacies.


    At first, it is essential to drink enough. Mint tea and ginger can help. Avoid strong odours, perfume, smoke, stuffy rooms, heat and humidity if you experience nausea. Use broth and easily digestible food and avoid fatty and spicy food. Diagnostics are essential; the cause must be identified so that targeted treatment can be provided.

    when do you run a higher risk of morning sickness?

    Morning sickness and vomiting are more common in larger placentas such as in a twin pregnancy. In some cases, a stomach inflammation can be the cause. Psychological factors such as stress and a perhaps unconsciously different attitude towards pregnancy and motherhood may also play a role for some. Were you sick before your pregnancy when taking the pill, you are easily car sick, or you have regular migraines, then you also run a higher risk of morning sickness. Also, a certain family factor plays a role. It is often said that morning sickness with a second or third baby is worse and lasts longer than with a first pregnancy. Studies on that confirm that. Of the 50,000 women surveyed, a quarter indicated that nausea and vomiting were less severe, a quarter that it was comparable and the remaining half that morning sickness was stronger. A possible explanation may be that a second child is heavier on average, and therefore also has a larger and better functioning placenta or placenta. And the better the placenta, the more hormones released in the beginning.

    Eliminate morning sickness tips

    There are not only some things you can do to prevent morning sickness, but there are also tips you can consult to reduce nausea. The most important tips that you can use to reduce existing nausea are the following.

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    Gently rise from bed if you are nauseous in the morning. Do not jump straight out of bed, because this can make you even more nauseous. If you do not have time to take it easy in the morning, it is advisable to set your alarm clock a little quicker and give yourself the time to take it easy.

    Preventing morning sickness tips

    There are several tips that you can consult to avoid getting sick in the morning. The most important tips you can use to prevent morning sickness are the following:

    • Do not eat heavy meals. If you eat large quantities at a time, you will become nauseated more easily. Eat smaller meals that you spread throughout the day.
    • Do you suffer from nausea during the night? Then eat a light meal before you go to sleep and you will wake up less often by nausea.
    • Eat as little herbs as possible by avoiding spicy meals.
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      Avoid fatty meals.
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      Avoid getting an empty stomach, because here nausea gets worse.
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      Always eat light meals and certainly in the morning.
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      Eat something savoury rather than something sweet. Savoury foods are milder for your digestion than sweet foods and therefore better for you if you suffer from morning sickness.
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      Avoid coffee.
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      Do not combine fruit and milk products with each other, for example by taking yoghurt with fruit.
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      Always bring something to eat when you leave home so that you can eat something if you feel nauseated. By eating something, the feeling often goes away.
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      Do not go too far with the toothbrush in the back of the mouth and do not gurgle. This allows the uvula to be stimulated and you can induce nausea.

    Note: You can never completely prevent morning sickness, but you can reduce nausea by consulting the tips above.

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