Nausea During Pregnancy
For nearly all pregnant women there is no escaping nausea during pregnancy, also referred to as “morning sickness.” The severity of the nausea is different from person to person, but the possibility that you will experience it is very high. Nausea may range from the extreme to the mild and before you get pregnant you should consider your options on how to treat each one. Options can range from home remedies to prescription medication.
Does Morning sickness only occur in the morning?
The reason nausea during pregnancy is often referred to as morning sickness is because it is usually most severe in the morning. As the day goes on it can go often go away, but that is not the case for all women. Women who experience extreme symptoms of nausea may have felt like this last for days. It can have a significant effect on your physical and mental state. It can also disrupt your daily activities, if you have things to do every day, then It can become severe.
Nausea usually occurs within the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and after that, it will usually disappear. However for some people nausea may persist for longer and, some others it may even last the full period of pregnancy.
Why does nausea during pregnancy occur?
The most likely reason that morning sickness occurs during pregnancy is that of the changes the body is feeling. An asking increase in hormone levels in such a short period create a situation which fosters nausea.
How can I stop nausea?
Eating smaller meals during the day- This helps keep your stomach full, but not too full of food. For eating high-carbohydrate, low-fat meals are recommended.
Waking up more slowly- Instead of jumping out of bed, pace yourself.
Try to find out what your triggers are and avoid them- Many people have certain triggers which cause them to have nausea. For example, certain types of food, certain smells, stuffy rooms, hot weather etc. Work out what your triggers are and avoid them.
Some alternative medicine can help- Some women like to use ginger or lemon drop candy.
Consult your doctor- If you have severe bouts of nausea or you just want the best possible remedy for you then consulting your doctor is always the best thing to do.
Some Further Reading
For some more reading on nausea during pregnancy, I recommend you look at the following articles. Remember knowledge is power, especially for something as complicated as pregnancy.