The most common complaints during pregnancy and how to combat them

The nausea (upset in the morning), the gases, the constipation, and heartburn can cause many discomforts during pregnancy. All this is caused by hormonal changes in the body. and as the baby grows, it will also occupy more space. To avoid that these annoyances become serious and come to hamper everyday life, here are some tips that can help moms feel better:

discomforts during pregnancy

For nausea

  • Eat something before getting up in the morning: keep on hand near the bed crackers, cereal or a slice of toasted bread to eat as soon as you wake up.
  • Get up slowly and avoid sudden movements.
  • Get 5 or 6 light meals during the day to avoid to spend many hours without eating. If you have an empty stomach it will be easier that you feel sick.
  • Drink liquids between meals. Fruit juices and soft drinks that contain caffeine can help you settle the stomach.
  • Avoids smells and flavors that make you feel dizzy. If this happens to cooking, do not hesitate to ask for help to cook.

For constipation

  • Include in your diet foods that contain lots of fiber, for example, eat more fruit and vegetables, cereals and whole grains such as oats, whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Put a little wheat germ in grains, to get more fiber content.
  • Eat plums, prunes or prune juice.
  • Drink plenty of fluids: water, milk, chocolate, fruit juice, and soups. If you take a glass of warm water in the morning it can also help you.
  • Do your meals regularly and at the same time.
  • Exercise daily, but gently as swimming or taking a walk, and consult before your doctor.

For acidity

  • Do 5 or 6 light meals during the day.
  • Eat slowly and chew.
  • Avoid taking coffee, colas, chocolate and foods that are fatty or spicy.
  • Do not wear tight clothing, especially in the waist.
  • Avoid lying after eating. If you need to lend a while, wait at least an hour and lie on the left side.
  • When you go to bed, put pillows under the head.
  • Stop smoking.
  • In general, taking antacids during pregnancy does not hurt. However, ask your doctor first.


  • Avoid foods that can cause gas, such as onions, garlic, beans, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
  • Try to perform light physical activity such as walking.
  • Eat and drink slowly.
  • Avoid chewing gum.