Morning sickness means facing pregnancy nausea week after week, and for many women it is extremely hard to cope. However, there are several effective home cures that help to alleviate the morning sickness symptoms of many mothers-to-be. Typically, the nausea, vomiting and queasiness will not begin until after the first month of pregnancy and most women will have to endure symptoms on a daily basis as of the sixth week of their pregnancy. For an unfortunate few, symptoms may persist for as long as six months, sometimes even more. Generally, however, the nausea stops by the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. There is no way to predict how long you will experience symptoms because each pregnancy is different. The important thing to know is that it is a standard aspect of pregnancy that should not worry you.
During the first four to eight weeks, most expecting mothers feel extremely tired and weary, have trouble falling asleep and may have a weird taste in their mouths. All these symptoms are ordinary pregnancy signs. Some foods or aromas may give you a sudden feeling of nausea. This is not at all unusual. The reason behind this phenomenon is not known, but the vast majority of pregnant women feel this way.
Instead of fretting over the prospect of yet another week of pregnancy nausea, try to focus on maintaining your health for your baby's sake as well as your own. Nutritious food and appropriate exercise is crucial at this time. The problem, of course, is that nausea may make it difficult for you to eat three square meals a day. Many women find it easier to eat several small meals so as not to go on an empty stomach. It is good to know that foods that are high in carbohydrates do more to offset queasy stomachs. Don't neglect to take the vitamin supplements and folic acid prescribed by your doctor; both are essential components of proper nutrition during the months of pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a grueling time, particularly for women who suffer with pregnancy nausea week in and week out for six months or longer. If they have additional responsibilities such as caring for small children, coping on a daily basis can be very difficult. Most pregnant women, however, find remedies to help them manage the bouts of vomiting and nausea, which typically stop by the end of the second trimester. One popular method that helps to ward off morning sickness symptoms and to keep something in your stomach all day is to nibble on crackers and potato chips. Morning sickness can be extremely exhausting so it's important to accept any help offered by family and friends so that you can get the rest your body needs.
If you are one of the lucky women who go through their pregnancies feeling perfectly fine and looking wonderful, without experiencing pregnancy nausea week after week, you may be worrying about miscarriage. If you've heard that pregnant women who have no symptoms are at increased risk of miscarriage, rest assured that this absolute nonsense and has never been proven. The presence or absence of morning sickness during a pregnancy has absolutely no effect on your health or that of your fetus.
While it is normal to suffer from nausea and morning sickness during your pregnancy, you should see your doctor if you are having trouble coping with this condition. Medication is now available to help you deal with persistent symptoms. Your doctor can assist you to overcome serious morning sickness problems that prevent you from enjoying your pregnancy as you should. Do not give in to discouragement; in just a few weeks you will be holding your baby and the nausea and vomiting will be a thing of the past.