Having an upset stomach during pregnancy is common. Your body is going through a lot of changes along with that growing belly, which is why you often feel nauseous, constipated, and morning-sick. Almost every woman feel the same way, especially in the first trimester of their pregnancy as the pregnancy hormones are on the highest level at that time. Bellyaches, cramps, nausea, constipation, and many other pregnancy issues can be resolved by following these simple tips and tricks.
Drink Plenty of Water?
As much as you would love to hear that you have to eat for two, you also need to build a habit of drinking for two as well. The more you stay hydrated, the less you will feel nauseous. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also help in easing your constipation that is a very common issue during pregnancy. If you don’t like the taste of water, you can add a slice of lemon, orange, or ginger in it. Make sure you drink seasonal fruit juices to balance the vitamins need of your body. If you are having gastric issues, it is recommended that you sip a little soda by adding ginger slices in it.
Eat Small Meals
This is one of the major things to remember if you want to prevent the bellyaches and other stomach issues. When you eat a full meal in a single sitting, it takes time to get digested. In pregnancy, your metabolism often slows down that results in increased digestive issues. Instead of taking 2 to 3 full meals all day, try to break your meals in smaller portions and eat after every two to three hours. This way, you will feel more relaxed and the food will be digested within the time you’ll need to eat again.
Do Light Exercises
If anyone is telling you that you need to just eat, drink, and stay in bed, you are taking advice from the wrong person. No doubt, your body needs proper rest, and you need to complete your night’s sleep cycle, but keeping your body in motion is also important. Exercising is extremely important for your baby’s growth as well as for your own health. You don’t need to do excessive exercise such as push-ups and weight-lifting. You can simply visit your nearest Dover physiotherapy clinic, and consult a physiotherapist to help you in your exercising routine. He will suggest you simple physiotherapy techniques or yoga exercises that will also help ease your indigestion issues and relieve you from every other stomach problem.
Go for a Massage Pregnant Belly
Massage therapy contains a lot of stress-relieving properties, especially if you use lavender oil on the affected areas. Pregnancy often brings stress and depression when you experience sudden bodily changes and pains. Massage your belly with lavender oil and it will help you ease your backaches, restlessness, and stress. It will also stimulate the mobility of your intestine and benefit the production of bile and gastric juices to reduce stomach pain, indigestion, gas, vomiting, and diarrhoea.