Dealing with Morning Sickness

Being pregnant truly is a once in a lifetime and an absolutely wonderful experience. With that said, there is an aspect of pregnancy which can be difficult for many women. What commonly is referred to as morning sickness plagues many women who are pregnant. Through this article you are provided with some insights into how you can best deal with what most people still call morning sickness. 

At the outset, it is important to understand that the nausea associated with being pregnant can occur throughout the day and night and is not confined to the morning. Many women historically have experienced pregnancy related nausea in the morning. But, calling it morning sickness really is something of a misnomer. 

In addition, you need to understand that nausea associated with pregnancy is normal, particularly during the first trimester. However, with that said and understood, if you find that you are suffering from severe nausea or if you find that you are spending a good deal of time nauseated, you definitely will want to speak with your doctor. There are some rather rare instances in which nausea during pregnancy can be the consequence of something more serious. Therefore, you really do want to make sure that you visit with your doctor if the nausea you are experiencing associated with your pregnancy is more severe and unrelenting. 

There is no definitive conclusion as to why some experience severe nausea during the course of a pregnancy while others don’t. Most experts tend to agree that the various physical changes that accompany a pregnancy are the prime factors that lead to pregnancy related nausea. Specifically, many of these experts agree that hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin is the prime contributor to the nausea that is suffered by many women who are pregnant. Some research also suggests that the hormone estrogen also plays a contributing role in the nausea that is suffered during pregnancy by some women. 

You are likely to find that certain foods aggravate a condition of pregnancy related nausea. The reality is that this differs from woman to woman. Therefore, you will have to go through a period of trial and error until you eliminate those foods that aggravate your nausea and those that do not. On a related note, some women experience some relief from pregnancy related nausea by eating certain food items or drinking certain beverages. Once again, this does differ from person to person and you will need to experiment a bit in this regard. As an side, simply because a food or beverage may have helped control nausea when you were not pregnant does not mean that it will have the same effect when you are pregnant. 

As mentioned previously, if the symptoms of pregnancy related nausea become more severe or seem to persist without any relief, you must see your doctor. There needs to be a determination made that nothing more serious is going on. Moreover, your physician can recommend medications that may help to relieve your pregnancy relate nausea symptoms.