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10 Tricks for Managing Morning Sickness

Keep Crackers by Your Bed

Did your pre-pregnancy life include a mad morning dash? Accustomed to leaping from under the covers with an alarm-bell blaring like a drill sergeant? Pregnancy has probably put an abrupt end to this practice because of uncomfortable consequences, like nausea and dizziness.

If you'd like to wake to the sounds of a new day rather than audible retching, allow yourself extra time to rise. Start by setting your alarm clock one hour earlier and noshing on a few crackers or dry cereal stashed on your bedside table as you slowly greet the day. These carbohydrate-rich foods help settle the stomach because they're bland in flavor, soak up acids that have accumulated overnight and offer a good foundation for an actual breakfast. Plus, sitting up in stages allows your body to adjust without making the room spin -- and triggering a barf attack.