Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is also called nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting can be one of the first signs of pregnancy and usually begins around the 6th week of pregnancy and often ends by the 12th week. In some cases it may last until the end of pregnancy as every pregnancy is different. It is a normal occurrence but in some cases it may be excessive and distressful. Morning sickness is more common in morning but can be caused any time either at night or day.

Morning sickness is generally not harmful for the baby but if you have excessive vomiting and are not keeping your food down, you may have problem. If it let untreated it may cause mother and baby both as you may lose proper amount of nutrients. You may tackle the problem by self diagnosis.



Causes
Morning sickness is caused because hormonal changes in body because of pregnancy.
If you continue taking food that may cause nausea then it can be problematic for mother as she may have morning sickness.
An enhanced sense of smell and sensitivity to odors, pregnant women felt overwhelmed by the smell of bologna sandwich from four cubicles away.
Morning sickness can be caused of deficiency of Vitamin B as vitamin B6 supplement help to ease nausea to pregnant women.
Morning sickness is caused by build up of HCG (human chorionic gonadotopin) in your system. HCG is placed after implantation takes place and continues to increase about the 12th week of pregnancy.

Diet Tips

Avoid taking large meals; instead taking three heavy meals a day prefers to eat three light meals with two snacks. You can take fruit or sprouts as snacks.
You can eat salty potato chips to avoid morning sickness.
Drink proper amount of fluids a day and stay hydrated.
Watermelon is very helpful to relieve nausea.
You can sniff lemon or ginger to get rid of morning sickness.
Avoid eating spicy, greasy and oily foods.
Avoid eating those foods which smells that bother you and you may be nauseous.
You can eat more carbohydrates as you can eat white rice or dry toast.
Try to eat blend food when you feel nauseous.
Before getting out of bed in the morning, eat a few saltine crackers to calm your stomach.
Drink fluids 1/2 hour before or after a meal, but not with meals.



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