Ways to Overcome Nausea and Morning Sickness during Pregnancy
Morning sickness happens because of increase in hormone. During pregnancy the productions of estrogen and progesterone hormone increase so that it affects the neuron function and the functions of other body parts. As quoted from parents.com site according to Dr Marjorie Greenfield stated that around 70 percent women experience nausea at the beginning of pregnancy and around 50 percent experience morning sickness. Even though it is said to be very common but the symptoms in each individual are different. In some certain cases pregnant women might experience morning sickness all day long, only in the morning or some even experience it at night which affects her sleep time. Morning sickness usually happens on the sixth week of pregnancy or less and will increase until the eighth and ninth weeks of pregnancy.
Is morning sickness dangerous?
Morning sickness happens because of hormonal change that can happen anytime, anywhere and in any conditions so that you might feel your daily activities are bothered during the first trimester of pregnancy. Even so for you who experience morning sickness in normal condition and are able to cope with it, it will not be dangerous, but if you experience severe morning sickness with heavy symptoms it might not be caused by pregnancy hormones but by the hyperemesis gravidarium syndrome. The abnormal symptoms of morning sickness usually are unable to take any foods and feeling nauseous when you consume water which evokes dehydration plus negative thoughts about foods and loss of appetite for certain foods (cravings). Consult to the doctor about this.
How to Overcome Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is a common symptom but even so it doesn’t mean that you could leave it alone. Nausea and sickness that you experience will affect the fetal development so you need to have your ways to cope with the morning sickness, here’s how:
1. Eat in small portions.
When you’re at the first trimester morning sickness will affect your nutrition intake so that if you just leave it, it will hamper the fetal development, what you need to do is make an eating schedule. During pregnancy try to eat in small portions but scheduled so that your digestion can take it. Choose foods with needed nutrition to give more benefits during pregnancy especially during the first trimester to strengthen your baby.
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2. Wake up with a break first.
When you wake up in the morning do not get off the bed immediately, it is better if you sit down for a few minutes and get up slowly. Some pregnant ladies overcome the morning sickness by preparing a few cookies before getting off the bed to reduce excessive sickness in the morning. So that the best thing to do for you who are not used to eat immediately after waking up is a little break first.
3. Avoid spicy and fatty foods.
Even though you feel better in the afternoon it doesn’t mean you can intake nutrition without any control, remembering that during pregnancy foods choosing is much needed, ones that will not cause health issues. Spicy and fatty foods, besides will interfere your digestion, they will also trigger morning sickness. Consume a lot of water to avoid dehydration during pregnancy.