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