sickness is the most terrible thing about pregnancy. The exact
reason of morning sickness is not yet known but it has been
linked to the raise in hormone levels. Read our section to
find out some self-help methods of reducing the symptoms and
the severity of it.
sickness is the most terrible thing about pregnancy. Believe
me if you are the person who doesn't have to go through morning
sickness then you are the luckiest person on earth. If you're
feeling well and rosy, you're the envy of many, let me assure
you. Sadly morning sickness does not only happen in the mornings.
It hits you anytime, any place and anywhere. You just can't
help it when it comes and it sometimes stays with you till
the day of delivery. Morning sickness normally disappears
when you are into your second trimester but for some, it goes
right into the labour room with them.
The exact reason of morning sickness is not yet known but
it has been linked to the raise in hormone levels i.e. human
chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), which is also the hormone pregnancy
test kits detect. Unfortunately for women, there is no medical
help for morning sickness but there are many self-help methods
of reducing the symptoms and the severity of it.
are a few self-help methods, which help reduce morning sickness.
- Eat, eat and eat. Try eating
all the time. Do not keep your stomach empty. But that doesn't
mean you eat heavy meals. Eat little but eat all the time.
Now, this one sounds more like a bad case of encouraging
obesity but believe me it helps. Remember pregnancy is not
the time you should be going on a diet. An apple here, a
biscuit there, some fruits, take a nap and then another
apple here and some fruits there....you get the picture.
- Nap, nap and nap. Take all
the rest you can. Please don't overwork yourself. There
is nothing like good sleep. Take a good nap when your other
children are sleeping. A good nap will make you feel a lot
- B6 and zinc are known to reduce
nausea. It's been known that vitamin B6 and zinc helps ease
discomfort. But make sure you check with your doctor before
taking them. Alternatively, take a banana, raisins or hazelnuts.
They are wonderful remedies for reducing nausea.
- Avoid strong smells. These strong
smells include smell from the kitchen, smoke and alcohol.
- For relieving yourself of the
nausea you can sip a cup of water with squeezed lemon, lime
or a piece of ginger in it.