The term morning sickness refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. For most pregnant women the symptom become worse during the morning hours and reduces at the course of the day. Also morning sickness can occur in any time of the day or night. Nausea usually start during the fourth or sixth week of pregnancy and end during the fourteenth week. Morning sickness varies in pregnant women since other suffer server form of vomiting and nausea called hyperemesis gravidarum, which requires medical attention while others suffer mild form of morning sickness.
Pregnant women experience morning sickness due to hormonal changes. The level of some hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin and estrogen increase during pregnancy causes morning sickness. Also pregnant women develop an enhanced sense of smell and they become sensitive to different odor has contributed to morning sickness disease. Women with helicobacter pylori bacteria in their stomach are more likely to experience nausea and vomiting symptoms. Stress is also another factor that contribute to morning sickness disease. Research have indicated that vomiting and nausea is an abnormal response to stress.
Below are 6 tips on how to deal with morning sickness.
- Consuming more meal per day, in small quantities can alleviate morning sickness.
Consuming high carbohydrate foot in small quantities help reduce vomiting and nausea. Also consumption sweet and spicy food should be reduced and it is encouraged to eat dry and savory food. It is advisable to eat cold food rather than warm since cold food does not have a strong smell like warm food which can trigger vomiting or nausea. Also there is an evidence that ginger supplements help to reduce vomiting and nausea in a pregnant woman.
- The rate and amount of fluid intake can help reduce morning sickness.
Regular fluid intake in small amount is encouraged rather than drinking a larger amount at once. This may help reduce vomiting. Also a pregnant woman can suck ice cube made of water or fruit juice to help reduce the severity of morning sickness.
- Adequate rest can help alleviate morning sickness.
Tiredness can make nausea worse, it is advisable to get plenty of rest to avoid the severity of morning sickness.
- Avoiding triggers of nausea and vomiting helps to ease morning sickness symptoms.
A pregnant woman is most likely to identify causes that triggers morning sickness, so she should avoid them to reduce cases of nausea and vomiting. Also a pregnant mother can distract herself when she feels nausea or vomiting since the case may be worse if she thinks about it.
- Taking medication can reduce vomiting and nausea.
A combination of vitamin B6 and sleep aid unison have been proven to reduce morning sickness symptom to some women. Also there are other medication such as acid reflex blocker and bowel stimulant which reduces nausea and vomiting.
- Speaking up about your feeling to the people around you may reduce morning sickness.
This is because their action may be the cause of your morning sickness. Having a supportive people around you may reduce morning sickness due to their care toward you and help offered in doing work.