Do you feel sick each morning when you try to get out of bed? Do certain sights or smells trigger nausea?

Pregnancy is a beautiful gift; however, there are often uncomfortable side effects that pregnant women may experience – one of them being morning sickness (or let’s be real – all-day sickness). Morning sickness is quite common in the early weeks of pregnancy.

Here are some tips to help you manage morning sickness:

Eat small amounts and often. Having an empty stomach can make sickness worse. Frequently eating a small snack can help keep your sugar levels even. Try carrying small, nutritious snacks with you at all times. Some healthy snacks could be: almonds, grapes, carrots or peanut butter crackers.

Drink lots of water. Make sure you are drinking water in between meals, not just with meals. Staying well hydrated is important for both you and baby.

Try a peppermint. Peppermint often times can sooth an uneasy stomach.

Sniff lemons. The smell of lemon may help to ease your nausea. Try a lemon slice in your water or iced tea and take sips when you can.

Get plenty of rest. Stress and exhaustion can make sickness worse. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and taking time to rest when needed.