Ah, that pesky first trimester sickness is rearing its ugly head again even though you are now in the third trimester. You thought for sure it was gone forever, surprise! You may be one of the lucky ones and not experience this sickness at all, and if that’s the case, consider yourself among the few. Most women that talk about having it say it’s just as bad or not worse than first trimester.
So what can cause nausea this late in pregnancy?
– Acid Reflux
– Change in Metabolism
– Increasing Hormone Levels
– Low Blood Pressure
Nausea can also be caused by the pressure of the uterus on the stomach, and also because food can become harder to digest as everything gets compressed inside, so baby has enough room. The good news is there are some tips to help prevent this.
Avoid certain foods. Certain foods or smells can make your stomach feel like it’s doing summersaults. If you know a certain food isn’t going to sit well in your stomach, avoid it the best you can.
Get plenty of rest when your body is overworked or if you are stressed. Sleep is great for all sorts of ailments, and nausea is one of them. It allows you to stay healthy and function.
Eat smaller meals. Instead of eating fewer large meals, opt for more frequent smaller meals. This will be easier for you to digest and make your stomach and digestive track work a little less and can help with nausea.
Stay hydrated. The last thing you want when you aren’t feeling well is to get dehydrated too. This could also be one of the reasons for your nausea. Take small sips instead of long gulps.
Make some ginger tea. Ginger has been known to help with nausea and vomiting. If you don’t like tea, you could also opt for ginger ale or ginger candies.
These are just some basic tips and tricks so you can deal with it a little more easily. If you are worried about your nausea, always make sure you speak with your practitioner about it.