Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: Causes and Cures

What is morning sickness?

Morning sickness is one of the first sign of pregnancy, as it can start as early as 2 weeks after conception. An empty stomach is thought of as one of the trigger so morning is a time for morning sickness to appear leading to its name. But fact is one can fell ill at anytime of the day.

Should every pregnant woman experience morning sickness?

Most women do experience morning sickness to some degree which can vary from mild nausea to feeling terrible and unable to take in any food or liquid. The severity of the effects seems to be greatest in women with a history of migraine or travel sickness. Still not every pregnant woman will experience morning sickness.

What causes morning sickness?

The exact cause for morning sickness is not known, but most doctors agree that the change in hormone levels that pregnancy triggers is the most major factor. Effects of change in these hormones changes the way your digestive system works, which can lead to higher levels of acid. Many women experience a heightened sense of taste and smell while pregnant, which can make nausea feel worse due to unpleasant or strong odor, which could be another cause. Finally, tiredness and stress play a part, and most pregnant women are tired and stressed a lot of the time!

Will it last for 9 months?

Mostly morning sickness more or less disappears by around 12-15 weeks as hormone levels in the body stabilise. But it can occur over the full range of your pregnancy, but most women find that it.

What can I do make myself feel better and not let morning sickness put me down?

Though there are several traditional 'cures' for the feelings of nausea, with varying opinion of every mother on the subject. But every woman's body is different and so no single thing will work for everyone. Some simple things to try which can help most women feel better.

  1. An empty stomach can be a cause, as specified earlier, so snack little and often to keep hunger at bay, and keep a couple of biscuits by your bed to have during night if you wake up.
  2. Fizzy drinks and sucking on an ice cube can help.
  3. Fresh ginger is known to calm the stomach, so making a tea from crushed root ginger or even chewing on a piece is worth a try.
  4. Travel sickness remedies can also help, so it might be worth trying the magnetic wristbands which can be bought.
  5. But you should never take any medication while pregnant without consulting your doctor.

One advice – when you’re in a fit of morning sickness, it is necessary that you get enough energy for which just eat what makes you feel better may be even a chocolate, rather than a balanced diet. You can have your healthier food when you get relief from morning sickness.

How will my baby be impacted?

Morning sickness will not harm your baby in any way as it is a natural part of pregnancy. In severe cases it is not possible to keep any food or fluids inside and if this continues one could become dehydrated, which is very dangerous for the baby. If the urine starts to become very dark in color this is a sign that your fluid levels are too low, and you should speak to your doctor.

Comments

Early signs of pregnancy can

Early signs of pregnancy can be detected on the first trimester, you will experience nausea and vomiting in the mornings.

This is an extra package of

This is an extra package of tantrums and sufferings during pregnancy but the happiness can never be measured when you already see the gift from all those packages of pain.

Not all pregnant woman are

Not all pregnant woman are having a morning sickness because like me I never get a morning sickness and I think it only depends on a pregnant woman. Scott Safadi

Morning sickness is very

Morning sickness is very common during these days, so there is nothing to worry. The hormonal changes bring such fluctuations in body, but they are cured later automatically.