Morning sickness during your pregnancy
More than half of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Nausea and vomiting are the first signs of pregnancy. They can occur at any time during the day, and mostly in the morning. This nauseated feeling stops around the 12th week of pregnancy.
Morning sickness is not harmful for you or for your baby unless excessive vomiting occurs. This condition is called “Hypermesis Gravidarum”. If nausea and severe vomiting with weight loss and imbalanced electrolytes and nutrients appear you should contact your health care immediately. Hospitalization in some cases and special treatment will be undertaken to reduce the harm and keep you and your baby in good health.
Here is a list of recommendations to follow which can ease your symptoms:
- Eat a little as soon as you wake up and before getting out of bed.
- Eat small amounts of food and often during the day.
- Avoid spices and red sauces.
- Eat dry crackers or toast between main meals.
- Avoid strong perfumes, smoke or smells that makes you feel sick.
- Don’t brush your teeth directly after eating. It can cause vomiting.
- Rest during the day.
- Sniff lemon or ginger to relieve nausea.
- Exercise and try not to lie down after eating.
- Before sleeping, eat a small snack. It will help to stop the nausea feeling in the morning.
In many cases, nausea stops after the third month of pregnancy. The importance of this feeling differs from one woman to another. It can go from a simple feeling of sickness in the morning to a severe and frequent vomiting status. In all cases, you should contact your doctor, for he can carefully prescribe anti-sickness tablets that don’t harm your baby and make you feel better in order to let you enjoy your first trimester.