Sickness All Day?
morning sickness occur in the afternoon or at night rather than
in the morning? I feel fine until I have something to eat, then
I feel sick.
A. Although it is called morning sickness, the nausea and vomiting
of pregnancy can occur at any time, day or night. It occurs in about
half of all pregnancies and normally is confined to the first three
months of pregnancy. You mentioned that nausea occurs mainly when
you eat. Try eating as soon as you begin to feel hungry. Eating
small meals rather than three big meals, decreases nausea. Having
a snack at bedtime or if you wake up during the night may also help.
Have dry toast, crackers, or dry cereal on your bedside table to
eat slowly before you get up. Eat slowly and chew well. Most importantly,
drink fluids an hour before or an hour or two after eating rather
than with your meals. Specific fluids that keep calories up and
tend to not cause nausea as well as a large list of foods to avoid
are listed in my book on pages 41-42. The list is too extensive
for here. I think you will find this information helpful also.
Wishes to you!
to With You And Your
Baby All the Way
Colonero is an obstetrical nurse and author of "With You & Your
Baby All of the Way -- the Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth,
Recovery, and Baby Care." Visit