Morning Sickness and Nausea in Pregnancy
Feeling sick and gross during your pregnancy is quite common. It is typically called “morning sickness” but in most cases in pregnant women, morning sickness and nausea can occur throughout the entire day. This tends to only last throughout your first trimester of your pregnancy. No one really knows what causes you to feel sick and vomit throughout your pregnancy it is mainly because of the initial changes that your body is starting to go through. Your hormone levels start to increase rapidly, this is usually around the time that you start to feel sick.
Pregnant women often talk about how their sense of smell has heightened, and depending on what they can smell they can start to feel sick. There are many different factors that can occur that can cause you to feel sick and vomit through your pregnancy. It is completely common among women and it is nothing to really be concerned with.
Morning sickness will start around the fifth week of your pregnancy and then slowly die down around you 15th week. There are a few easy tricks that you can do to try and settle your stomach as best that you can. Try avoiding an empty stomach, you may feel nauseous and may lose your appetite but you still need to make sure that you are getting something in your stomach. Eating dry crackers in the morning when you wake up will help to settle your stomach, and if you really are not that hungry try eating something simple like rice or applesauce.
If your nausea is just too much to handle and you feel like you have tried just about everything you can to settle your stomach you can always turn to your doctor and see what he or she can do to help you. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-nausea medication if your morning sickness is causing you to become dehydrated of malnourished.
In studies about morning sickness it has been proven that women who go through the morning sickness phases are less likely to have a miscarriage as well as giving birth to a baby with various birth defects. You can look at having morning sickness as a rather good thing because it can potentially keep your baby healthy. This process happens to many women who get pregnant, it does not last the entire nine months, and just a short time and it is over with.
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