Morning sickness is the nauseous feeling some women get during the early months of pregnancy. Indeed, nausea and vomiting can be one of the first signs of pregnancy and usually begin around the sixth week of pregnancy. Increased hormones in your body often cause the nausea. It can occur at any time of the day, but often occurs in the morning and for most women it seems to stop around the 12th week of pregnancy.
Morning sickness is not harmful to a pregnant woman or her baby, but if you experience excessive vomiting and cannot keep your food down, you may have a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. Hyperemesis gravidarum can be harmful to you and your baby if severe and left untreated, due to the possible lack of nutrients. The most important thing is to inform your doctor when these symptoms appear and discuss possible options for treatment.
• Get up slowly in the morning – no rushing out of the bed.
• Take a cup of tea and a cracker in bed and wait before eating anything else.
• Avoid foods and smells that make you nauseous.
• Take Vitamin B6 to relieve severe nausea.
• Get plenty of rest and sleep during the day.
• Drink small amounts of fluids during the day to avoid dehydration.
• Avoid warm places (feeling hot adds to nausea).
• Do not skip meals.
• Do not lie down after eating.
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