For many women the term "morning sickness" can be misleading as first trimester nausea and vomiting can occur any time of day, and for some it may be more frequent in the late afternoon/evening. That was definitely the case for me in my last pregnancy and around 3pm each day I wouldn't want to do anything except lay on the couch in the fetal position and suck down ginger ale.

 

Here are some tried and true (and safe) ways to help alleviate morning, afternoon and evening sickness:

 

- Eat small meals frequently throughout the day, preferably every few hours.  An empty stomach or overly full stomach is known to bring on nausea.

- Eat plenty of protein and keep protein snacks nearby. Especially in the evening protein will help keep blood sugar stable ov...

 

 

Did you know that how we breathe can have an immediate effect on pain?

 

By altering our breathing pattern we can either increase or reduce pain so using our breath can be an incredibly powerful tool for pain managment.

 

Have you ever noticed yourself holding your breath in response to fear or discomfort? We also tense up and hold our breath in anticipation of something we are fearful of, like for example getting a shot, and most often it hurts more as a result.

 

In childbirth we call this the “fear–tension–pain” cycle. When laboring women are worried about the pain of birth they become tense. Holding this tension in the body leads to increased pain, which promotes even more fear and tension. An altered breathing pattern is our bod...

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