What To Pack In Your Morning Sickness Survival Kit

Seven in 10 ladies experience nausea or vomiting from the sixth to the ninth week of their pregnancy in the first trimester. This condition termed as morning sickness can happen any time of the day and so if you are out and about with a case of morning sickness, here’s a list of suggested items to have in your morning sickness survival kit to help you get through the ordeal.

Oral Hygiene Products

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Pack toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash into your morning sickness survival kit. It is always a must-have in order to feel fresh and clean after throwing up.

Wet Wipes and Packs of Tissue

Another essential item needed in your morning sickness survival kit to help clean up after spending time in the toilet.

Granola Bars

It can be difficult to stomach regular-sized meals when you are vomiting regularly, but as a pregnant mum you’ll still need to eat. Eating smaller portions frequently helps to keep your body nourished, so keep Granola Bars stash in your morning sickness survival kit as a snack to fill your stomach in times of emergency.

Saltine Crackers

Sodium is often lost when you throw up. Taking saltine crackers replenishes your sodium levels and the salt helps to keep nausea at bay. They also work as substitutes for granola bars.

Ginger Sweets

Ginger is a traditional remedy to curb nausea and having a pack of ginger sweets will help reduce the feeling of nausea.

Sour Sweets

Taking something sour can also tame the urge of throwing up. Michele Hakakha, M.D., FACOG, an ob-gyn in Beverly Hills and author of Expecting 411 suggests sucking on sour candy, sipping lemon water, or even just sniffing something sour.

Bottle of Water

Throwing up often can lead to dehydration and having a bottle of water in your morning sickness survival kit to rehydrate yourself is crucial and important.

Mint

One of the biggest drawbacks of morning sickness is bad breath. It is difficult to feel confident and good about yourself at a meeting or presentation, after dealing with morning sickness in the office. Mints can help to mask bad breath.

Fragrance Spray

Pregnant ladies are more sensitive to strong aromas and certain smells can trigger the urge to vomit. In order to avoid such a reaction, keep a fragrance spray that smells pleasant to you on hand to help keep morning sickness away.

Plastic Bags

In times of emergency, plastic bags will come in handy, so have more than a few in your bag for when you can’t find a toilet when you feel nauseous.

Also read: Pregnancy Concerns: Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Extreme Morning Sickness)

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