More than half of pregnant women suffer from nausea during the first trimester.
Some are softer and appear only in the morning, hence the name of “morning sickness” and in others, instead, the nausea lasts almost all day and does not stop after the first trimester.
The feeling is almost the same in each pregnancy. More than 50 percent of pregnant women complain about their feelings of nausea and vomiting, especially between the sixth and the twelfth week after conception.
Nausea is normal during pregnancy and may occur at any time. A recent study showed that one of 300 women suffers from nausea and vomiting excessively prolonged even after the first trimester.
Nobody can say exactly what is causing the morning sickness in the first trimester, but it can be attributed to the physical changes your body goes through. These changes relate to the rapid growth in estrogen and progesterone in the body to enhance sense of smell and excess stomach acid.
Most recent studies have shown that another possible cause of nausea is the stress and fatigue normal during the first three months of pregnancy.
Women are sometimes told that morning sickness occurs because of the deficiency of vitamin B. You will notice that if you take a supplement of vitamin B6, the nausea and dizziness for would seem mild, but this does not mean that your body needs vitamin B.
In fact, the outcome of the tests will not show any significant difference between the levels of vitamin B6 in the body of a woman suffering from nausea and a pregnant has no such problems. That’s why no one knows why B6 is helpful for relieving sensations of vomiting and dizziness.
Since there is no scientifically cause for the appearance of nausea, there is obviously no specific treatment for it. Most doctors and midwives provide tips and suggestions that may reduce nausea and that almost always give good results.
The list of remedies is very long, though in order to be sure that you choose the best to reduce your nausea and you not harm your baby, it would be best would to ask your doctor before.
Meanwhile, here’s a list of treatments available which are generally known to function in any case.
Avoid foods and smells that you know they make you nauseous. If you feel that whatever you eat you causes vomiting, think of your favorite foods and eat only what tempts you. Experts recommend cold foods or those that can be consumed at room temperature because they give off a less penetrating smell than those cooked.
Before bedtime, prepare yourself a light snack and place it by your bedside. In the morning when you wake up, before leaving the bed, you should eat some of the snacks and then rest for another 20 or 30 minutes. When you rise from bed, you’ll feel much better and you could get rid of nausea for the whole day.
Bypass fatty foods, which are hardly digestible, especially during pregnancy when your stomach needs more time than usual to clear. Also avoid nourishing foods, the spicy ones or those that create an increased acidity in the stomach and may affect the digestive system.
Drink plenty of fluids between meals, but pay attention to the amount consumed at one time. If before you drink too much before meals, your stomach will be full and the hunger will disappear.
A good strategy is to drink a glass of water throughout the day to reach your goal of ingesting at least two liters of fluid per day. If you throw up often, ask your doctor if you should some energy drinks that contain sugar, salt and potassium.
Take your prenatal vitamins after meals or before bedtime. If you still do not feel well, consult your doctor regarding the administration of prenatal vitamins containing a smaller amount of iron, because this mineral is hardly digested by the body.