Morning 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 day.


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 find repulsive.

● Eating fruits can be the most effective among the morning sickness cures.

● 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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