Pregnancy

Nausea During Pregnancy

In the first half of a pregnancy ‘nausea’ and vomiting are most common. Nausea is normally present for first trimmer of pregnancy only. In the second trimester it is generally not there. When the pregnancy begins nausea and vomiting are normal symptoms but they must be handled carefully as they can lead to miscarriage.

Causes

Major cause for ‘nausea’ is not yet known but some possible ones are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Emotional factors like stress
  • Rapid stretching of uterine muscles
  • Swings in blood sugar
  • Not taking proper nutrition
  • Eating at frequent intervals is important otherwise nausea worsens
  • Women prone to diabetes or already suffering from it should be more careful

Ways to Minimize Nausea In Pregnant Women:

Here are a few ways to minimize nausea in pregnant women:

  • Keep blood sugar in control
  • Have frequent meals that are rich in protein and carbohydrates.
  • Try to have little snack before getting out of bed; this will help in maintaining blood sugar level.
  • Intake of fluids in abundance is essential.
  • Prenatal Vitamins are very helpful in curing this problem; intake of extra vitamin B-6 could also help when necessary.
  • Ginger is very effective in curing nausea; a small amount of ginger in food can make a difference in acute suffering.
  • Wearing sea bands on your hand will put pressure on the inner wrist which helps in curing nausea.

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