Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
I pray this message finds you in good health and spirits.
Generally, any heartfelt dua is appropriate. You also want to try to read and listen to as much Qur'an as possible. Dhikr in the form of glorification and praise of Allah and salutations upon the Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, is very helpful.
You need to speak to your doctor to see what her recommendations are. Make sure to drink plenty of water and try to incorporate vegetables and fruit into your diet. These things will help to counter dehydration. Ginger tea may be helpful in soothing an upset stomach, but, again, you should check with your doctor.
Strive as much as possible to have a peaceful environment in the house. Do not overburden yourself with housework and cooking. Enlist the help of your husband and other family members.
Finally, I would advise eating frequent small meals throughout the day, rather than three large meals since this might be easier on your digestion. And don't feel bad about lying down when you have to. Rest is the important thing for you.
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I pray that Allah Ta'ala blesses you with a healthy and joyful pregnancy; a safe, smooth childbirth; and a happy, healthy baby.
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