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How to Relieve & Prevent Pregnancy Symptoms?

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Adeline Wong Sheau Jiuan answered:

Eating some alkaline based food like grapes helps :)

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Arora Valley answered:

Tips to relieve or prevent morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) : If you feel sick first thing in the morning, if possible, eat something like dry toast or a plain biscuit before you get up. Drinking plenty of fluids, and sipping them little and often rather than in large amounts. Eating small, frequent meals that are high in carbohydrate (such as bread, rice and pasta) and low in fat. Avoiding foods or smells that make you feel sick. Tips for Leg cramps : Regular, gentle exercise in pregnancy, particularly ankle and leg movements, will improve your circulation and may help to prevent cramp occurring. Try these foot exercises: bend and stretch your foot vigorously up and down 30 times, rotate your foot eight times one way and eight times the other way. Repeat with the other foot. Tips to help you to prevent and relieve constipation / hemorrhoids : Increase the fibre in your diet by eating plenty of wholegrain bread and cereals, fresh and dried fruit, vegetables - you should be aiming to eat 30 - 40 grams of fibre every day. Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses of water each day. Get plenty of gentle, regular exercise - walking is a great choice. Here are some ways to avoid heartburn: Eat small, frequent meals. Stay away from greasy or fried food, coffee, cola, and smoking. Eat slowly and chew your food well. Don't lie down for at least half an hour after meals. Prop up your head and shoulders while you're asleep.

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Charmaine Ong Yong Yu answered:

To Prevent nausea, it is recommended that you have biscuits/ crackers by your bedside so that you can have a light bites when u r awake in the morning. Having multiple small meals instead of 3 big meals per day will also help in preventing vomiting and heartburn. It is best to avoid strong flavored and spicy food , if u r experiencing such symptoms . Wearing socks to bed work for me in preventing leg cramps. Hemorrhoids are caused by constipation which is common in pregnancy. To prevent constipation, have a balanced diet with plenty of fibre. If it still does not help, get doc to prescribe lactose which aids stool softening , fibre-gel and lactoacidophilus (dissolve in water for consumption) which helps to regulate bowel movements.

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Claudine Tan answered:

1) Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is likely due to the rapidly changing hormones in your body. You can try to eat frequent small meals throughout the day instead of 3 main meals so that your stomach is not empty for long periods of time which can make the nausea worse. Frequent sips throughout the day will help you stay hydrated. Try to avoid foods that make your nausea worse eg. Spicy or fried food Ginger has also been shown in some studies to be a good alternative remedy 2) Heartburn is very common in pregnancy and due to reflux of stomach acid up the oesophagus. You might not be able to get rid of heartburn completely while you are still pregnant but some steps can be taken to give you some reprieve: Eat foods that are easily digested Avoid rich, high fat foods Eat small frequent meals Do not lie down immediately after a meal. Sit up straight and try not to bend over. Try not to eat too close to bedtime especially if your heartburn is worse at night. Drinking milk can also help settle heartburn 3) Leg cramps are very common in pregnancy but the cause of it is not entirely known. Tips to help prevent these cramps: Try not to stand or sit with your legs crossed for long periods of time. Rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes if you have to be seated for some time Stretch your calf muscles regularly in the day and before you go to sleep Regular walks (if not contraindicated) also can help Stay hydrated in the day by drinking water regularly If you do get a cramp, immediately stretch your calf muscles by straightening your leg and point your toes toward upwards (toward the shin). A light massage can also help the relax the cramp. 4) Haemorrhoids (piles) are enlarged veins at and around the lower rectum. Constipation which is very common during pregnancy can make them worse. You should increase the fibre content of your food and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time Regular exercise can also help improve circulation. If the piles have prolapsed out, you can attempt to push them in, especially after each bowel movement. There are medications available for pregnant women if the above measures do not help. You should speak with your doctor if the piles cause you a lot of discomfort.

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Felvira Yeo Xiu Hui answered:

For me. I try to take sweet as n when I feel like vomitting, mint sweet would do good. Also no empty stomach when going on moving vehicle and warm water flask wherever I go.

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Irene Teo Lily answered:

I would take mint sweet for my first child and my second child, I took Coca Cola to ease myself. It works wonder! I've checked with my friend or discussion drinking Coke, they shared that it would usually give birth to a girl.. hahaha... And yes, my second one turned out to be a princess. Do take/try anything of your own preference, you will know what is the best to prevent the nausea. When pregnancy with the first child, I need to eat fish then I dont feel vomitting. Most peoples would have turned away from the fish... But me, so abnormal, each every meal, I need fish, without fish I cannot survive and I will be angry....

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Janice Chua Hui Li answered:

During my pregnancy, I also experienced nausea and vomiting. To reduce such symptoms, I took ginger ale, preserved ginger and hot ginger drink. Ginger was very helpful to relieve the nausea symptoms. I also avoided large meals to reduce the risk of indigestion and heartburn. Instead, took small meals and drank a lot of hydrate myself. I also drank a bit of energy drinks like 100+ as it did helped me relieve the morning sickness. Biscuits and crackers also helped especially early in the morning when your stomach is empty. For heartburn, i tried to walk more after meal times to aid digestion and as mentioned, avoid large meals but frequent small meals. I also drank some honey lemon to help with the digestion. I didn't get much leg cramps but I was told that frequent cramps could be due to lack of calcium so do ask your gynae if you need to take additional calcium pills. As for hemorrhoids, I didn't have them but my gyane prescribed me dietary fibre supplements which was very helpful. They are safe and have no side effects. Do consult your gynae if you need them.

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Ruth Tan Kheng Ling answered:

- For nausea/vomiting, you can try drinking ginger ale, eating ginger biscuits or sucking on ginger-flavoured hard candies; eat plain crackers/biscuits when you wake in the morning; avoid spicy/greasy food and break your meals into small portions instead

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Susie Lit answered:

I had full day morning sickness for the first 4 months of my pregnancy. I was throwing out everything that I had, plain biscuit, preserved ginger/plums and even water. It was so severe that my gynae actually recommended me to have lots of 100 plus. Maybe that is the reason why my girl is super active now... >_< ... I am dog tired. To reduce the risk of indigestion and heartburn I had smaller meals. I didn't experience much leg cramps but my feet were swollen.. it got worst when I walk too much. To ease the swelling I elevate them on a pillow when i sleep. As for constipation/ hemorrhoids, my gynae recommended organic prune juice.

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