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Morning sickness is considered to be an unfortunate and unavoidable part of pregnancy for all but a handful of women. Every women will have different triggers for their morning sickness - on the message boards of Parent Soup, the expectant moms say that two big culprits are toothpaste and prenatal vitamins. Here, they share their tips for navigating these two necessary daily events.
"When I get that nauseated feeling (usually in the evening or in early morning, and always during toothbrushing) I take deep breaths until the feeling goes away or I really have to get sick. Usually the feeling goes away for me."
"I pour a bowl of icy water from the fridge to brush my teeth with. The colder it is, the less I feel sick. I have found that bending over really makes the nausea worse, so I brush over the kitchen sink because it is taller than the bathroom sink. I also try not to eat about an hour before I'll be brushing my teeth; it seems to be worse if my stomach is full."
"Now that I'm almost 14 weeks pregnant my morning sickness is getting better but it gave me a hard time earlier -- and not only in the morning. Now, what I do is munch on some potato chips and drink soda water as soon as I get up and it usually helps a lot. Crackers didn't work for me, but the potato chips do work! You'll find soon that there are some good days and others not so good."
"I found that natural toothpastes that contain no artificial sweeteners, such as Tom's of Maine, made me feel sick a whole lot less than your basic toothpastes."