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Let's talk about Morning Sickness

Morning sickness in pregnancy.

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy usually doesn't limit to morning, it can happen at anytime of the day.

It doesn’t harm the foetus, but it can disrupt your life, including your ability to work or go about your normal everyday activities.

When does it occur ?

Typically it starts after the 6th week of pregnancy

Till how long ?

Usually subsides between weeks 12 and 16 of pregnancy, with symptoms at their worst from weeks 10 to 16.

Symptoms of morning sickness include:
  • A nauseous, queasy feeling that many pregnant women liken to seasickness or car sickness

  • Strong aversions to certain smells and foods

  • A seasick feeling that's often either accompanied or immediately followed by hunger pangs

  • A nausea that strikes after eating or increases on fasting

Causes :
  • Increased levels of the pregnancy hormone hCG, which peaks around the time morning sickness is worst

  • Rising levels of pregnancy hormones, which relax the muscles of the digestive tract and A sharper sense of smell due to pregnancy hormones

  • Heartburn or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), which are more common during pregnancy

  • Excess saliva, which can increase feelings of queasiness

How to relieve Nausea :
  • Bland, easy-to-digest solids. Bananas, toast, rice, pretzels and applesauce are relatively palatable foods that may help you fit in some calories.

  • Almond milk. A glass of cold almond milk has been touted to help settle an upset stomach and heartburn.

  • Soups, smoothies and shakes. It’s often easier to drink your vitamins and nutrients, especially if the liquid’s icy-cold. If you can’t stand water, try sucking on a Popsicle for hydration.

  • Carbonated drinks and some herbal teas. Getting enough fluids is more important than eating early on in pregnancy. especially herbal teas with lemon or ginger helpful when it comes to easing nausea. If drinking and eating at the same time strains your digestive tract, sip on fluids between meals.

  • Water-packed fruits and veggies. If fluids make you nauseous, try eating solids with a high water content. Melons are often a good choice.

  • Ginger.ginger really does reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. You may find even the smell of fresh ginger calms an upset stomach. U can use ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger candies, ginger biscuits or crystallized ginger. Use fresh ginger when you’re cooking (in soup or stir fry, for example), or add it to your tea.

  • Citrus fruit. Many people find the smell and taste of lemons and oranges comforting during pregnancy. Sour sucking candies or a sniff of freshly-cut lemon may be your ticket to relief.

  • Peppermint candies. Sucking on peppermint-flavored candies sometimes helps relieve nausea.

  • Plan small, frequent meals

  • Stick to foods that appeal to you

In case these home remedies don’t help you, consult your doctor so that your Nausea and Vomiting can be managed with medicines.



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