Morning Sickness

Approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting between the sixth and the twelfth week of pregnancy. It’s completely normal and can occur at any time of the day, although it is called morning sickness. But 1 in 300 women will have severe abnormal vomiting which is, continual nausea and vomiting after the twelfth week. This type of vomiting is called Hiperemesis gravidarum, and it can result in dehydration, acidosis, malnutrition and weight loss. This condition can be dangerous to the fetus if persists. The reason for Hiperemesis gravidarum has not been identified yet, but an association between high levels of the hormones estrogen and chronic gonadotropin ( HCG ) has been found. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta that increases until the end of the first trimester.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 1: Eat frequently during the day (at least six small meals daily) that will help you avoid an empty stomach.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 2: Low blood sugar aggravates the nausea, so you should try to keep a good level throughout the day, staring from the moment you wake up. You can keep some crackers on your night table and eat them before you get up.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 3: Instead of eating your foods, try to drink them, it’s easier for your body to digest a milk shake or fruit shake instead of having to chew them.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 4: Avoid foods and odors that make you feel nausea.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 5: Drink plenty of carbonated beverages, without caffeine. Consuming ginger ale for example, will promote the elimination of gas, when at the same time ginger ale contains ginger, a herb that soothes the digestive tract.

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