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Nausea During Pregnancy

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Being pregnant and experiencing nausea often go hand in hand. Because it most often occurs in the early hours or soon after getting out of bed, it is commonly referred to as 'morning sickness.' Some pregnant women say that the smell of certain things cause the mad dash to the bathroom, while others just find themselves vomiting for no one reason in particular; it just happens.

Not Just Morning Sickness

While nausea and vomiting happen most of the time soon after a pregnant woman gets out of bed, it's not just restricted to the early morning hours. Some women find that they are feeling this way on and off for much of the day. Many pregnant women have to suddenly leave the dinner table because she feels nauseous at the sight of food. While the nausea seems to subside after about 12 weeks into the pregnancy, there are many women who find that it can last longer, often the whole time they are pregnant.

Can Continued Nausea be Harmful?

In the early stages of pregnancy nausea is quite common and generally does no harm to the mother- to- be or the fetus. The woman is usually able to eat something and keep it in her stomach after the bout passes so that the baby gets the food it needs to grow. Continued severe nausea and vomiting is cause for concern if food refuses to stay down. Dehydration becomes a very real possibility, and a doctor should be called in this case.

Preventing Morning Sickness

If you are the woman who finds herself getting sick the minute your feet hit the floor in the morning, take your time getting out of bed. Lie there for a while after waking up. Sip water and practice deep breathing. You might want to nibble on a few crackers before you attempt to rise, especially if you have a tendency to vomit right away. Sometimes it helps if you eat a snack right before you go to bed for the night, or to keep something nearby that you can nibble on if you wake up during the night.

Daytime Remedies that May Help

Eat lightly and frequently throughout the day. Drink as many liquids as you can, especially water. Fruit juices and tea are excellent, also, especially tea that has ginger in it. Try to stay away from foods that are high in fat content or those that tend to be very spicy. Keep a supply of crackers on hand and nibble on them during the day. Never smoke, and try to avoid secondhand smoke. Get a bit of exercise in the fresh air if possible. Rest often, even if it is only for a few minutes at a time.

Being pregnant doesn't mean that you are going to have to suffer from nausea all the time. Once your body becomes adjusted to the pregnancy and the changes it brings, your stomach should settle down and the sickness will stop. It's getting through those first few months that are the hardest. Consult your doctor if you start to lose weight or are unable to keep anything down at all.