Morning Sickness During Pregnancy | First Trimester Pregnancy | Morning Sickness Remedies
Morning Sickness – Though the name suggest the morning but if you are a Pregnant lady dealing with this bad boy during your pregnancy ,you know it very well that it actually can occur any time of the day and it can last all day long.
If you are newly pregnant ,you might be wondering why Morning Sickness is so hyped ? Then let’s dig in –
What is Morning Sickness ?
In short , its a persistent feeling of Vomiting & Nausea. Some actually throw up and not able to eat sufficient food due to morning sickness. According to Studies 70 % of women experiences Vomiting during Pregnancy aka morning sickness in their first trimester .
Its the phase where you might start noticing resistance towards the type of the food you used to love, for example if you love drinking coffee everyday, maybe in this phase you just get nauseated even after just thinking about it.
Why Morning Sickness Occur ?
The hormone responsible for morning sickness is HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin, the increasing levels of this hormone (actually helpful to sustain pregnancy & health of growing fetus).If your body is sensitive to hormone fluctuations you are bound to experience this symptom sooner during pregnancy.
When Morning Sickness Occur ?
Usually it begins at 6 weeks of pregnancy and gets at its peak by 9 weeks [anywhere from week 8 – week 12] i.e. First Trimester of Pregnancy.
Generally,50% woman find relief around the start of second trimester i.e. week 14.
Morning Sickness Remedies / How to Treat Morning Sickness ?
- As soon as you wake up, put something in your mouth, any food that you can tolerate.
- Keep eating small portions after sometime ,don’t let your starve or get fully empty, as that can worsen morning sickness.
- While waking up from the bed, move your body slowly, don’t try to rush as sudden movements can worsen the symptom.
- Keep drinking liquid, stay hydrated.
- Eat Sour Food Items – tangy ,salty or sharp flavor
- Try following items –
- Apple Juice
- Tamarind etc.
Obviously we understand that Morning sickness is definitely not a fun thing, but it is a GOOD SIGN that your pregnancy is processing well. According to studies women with morning sickness during trimester have lower risk of Miscarriage.
And at the end always remind yourself that your body is making a life and be proud of yourself for that and take a good care of yours – Physically as well as Mentally.