Pregnancy

Morning Sickness In Pregnancy

Morning sickness is quite common during the first half of pregnancy, and contrary to popular belief, it can occur at any time of the day.  The most common symptoms of morning sickness are nausea and vomiting. The severity of the morning sickness varies from woman to woman.

  • Causes of Morning Sickness in Pregnancy:
  • Rapid changes in the levels of pregnancy hormones during the early stages of pregnancy can result in morning sickness.
  • The levels of a hormone called estrogen rise dramatically in the first trimester of the pregnancy, which can contribute to morning sickness.
  • The sense of smell increases drastically in pregnant women, which can trigger nausea.
  • In some women, the gastrointestinal tracts are very sensitive to the changes of early pregnancy.

How to Avoid Morning Sickness in Pregnancy:

There are a few basic steps which can be taken to avoid morning sickness in pregnancy. These are:

  • Do not come out of your bed suddenly. A sudden rise can cause your blood pressure to change, causing temporary dizziness.
  • Try eating something BEFORE you get out of bed. Something as simple as a handful of crackers and a glass of water can help ease morning sickness.
  • Try to eat something every two hours throughout the day.
  • Drink 12 to 15 glasses of water/milk/juice a day.
  • Avoid lots of fat, spices, alcohol, and caffeine.
  • Ginger tea and capsules of ginger will help in reducing nausea.
  • If possible, take naps during the day.
  • Move slowly and avoid sudden movements.
  • Try to avoid the odors which make you sick, such as cooking meat.
  • Fresh air and exercise can ease morning sickness symptoms.

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