Sickness During Gestation
Morning sickness is a very distinctive symptom of pregnancy. During
pregnancy the female body experiences several changes, some of them can
go unnoticed while others can impact your life significantly.
The hormonal changes that also occur can affect the body so drastically
that sometimes they can be confused with other health conditions.
Hypertension can appear but only in around 3% of all cases.
Some of the changes are a higher than normal body temperature,
urinating more than usual, fatigue, constipation, vomiting and
nausea. All of these adjustments are temporary; some might
take days, others weeks and sometimes months but eventually the body
adapt to all of them. Unfortunately some are more annoying than others.
One of the most feared ones is the feeling of sickness early in the
The sickness or nausea is a condition than more than 50% of all
pregnant women will experience. The appearance of this condition is
related to the estrogen levels. The nausea is normally very strong in
the early hours of the morning and decreases as the day advances. This
sickness can vary in many degrees; it can be light, mild or severe. The
majority of the cases are mild but there is a very small chance that it
can be so severe that dehydration might occur. The nausea generally
starts during the 6th week
of pregnancy and ends around
12th one. This
pregnancy sickness is understood to be some kind of defense mechanism
against toxins that could affect the fetus.
The unborn baby has low defenses so the smallest toxin could present a
threat. That’s why some foods that seem to be completely harmless can
actually endanger the baby. In order to protect the baby; the body
sends the signal that certain foods close to the mother can cause a lot
of damage if ingested. That way the body can ensure the mother will not
consume it as it is repulsive to her.
You do not
need to worry; there are several morning sickness remedies
that you can use:
● The first thing you need to do is to eat. You cannot
allow your stomach to be empty for a prolonged period of time. Eat
small meals many times during the day.
● Since you will need a lot of energy eating carbohydrates will
definitely be necessary. The complex carbohydrates are the ones that
you need, so avoid the simple ones like sweets and pastas. Potatoes are
a great source of complex carbohydrates, eating small portions of
potatoes will be absolutely beneficial for you.
● Keep yourself hydrated
at all times. Drinking a good amount of water is a must.
● Avoid soft
drinks and coffee. Instead drink 100% natural juices.
● Stay away from smells that trigger the nausea. Make
sure that all people living with you are aware of the smells that you
● Eating fruits can be the most effective among the morning sickness
● Talk to your doctor if you find your nausea
to be too severe and about the use of tea for relieve. Some teas like
chamomile can contribute to stabilize the
stomach and minimize the nausea. Ginger tea is also a natural remedy
used to control the nausea.
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