Morning sickness/nausea is one of the most unpleasant experience that comes with the good news of your pregnancy. Though such conditions are mostly experienced in the first trimester, some pregnant women confirm it to be happening off and on even after first trimester. Morning sickness may or may not lead to vomiting. But the feeling is definitely troublesome.
What causes nausea/morning sickness?
Let’s talk facts now, did you know that nausea is also said to be the very first sign of a healthy pregnancy. Researchers confirm that morning sickness reduces the chances of miscarriage as it is caused by rising levels of pregnancy hormones – human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and estrogen in your body.
What are the effects?
- Nausea can slow down your digestion speed and thus, food stays in your stomach for longer and keeps making you feel ill.
- You may feel irritated as nausea may at times ruin your plans and your schedule too. Stay calm as nature is trying to make some space inside you for your little one’s nine-month stay.
- In case of excessive vomiting, you need to consult a doctor as it can be harmful for the baby and for you as well.
How to deal with morning sickness?
Here’s our list of instant pregnancy nausea busters:
- Preggie Pops
Though these are not very easily available in India. But, they are available. You can get it online or at a medical supplement provider. You’ll have to do the hard work to find one but it’s worth the pain.
Blend your favourite fruits together and get a healthy power boost. Plus it’s easy to digest and acts as an instant mood refresher.
- Coconut Water
Staying hydrated is good for health whether you are pregnant or not and whether you do or do not experience morning sickness. But, morning sickness/vomiting can leave you extremely dehydrated and low on energy, so pick a coconut while heading back home from work or during your morning walk.
- Lemon, Ginger, or Mint
These three can do wonders when it comes to nausea during pregnancy. Try adding them to your infuser bottle and take a sip every few minutes.
Keep trying new things to find your personal nausea preventer. Every pregnancy is different and so are the ways to deal with it.
Needless to say, no vomiting does not mean unhealthy pregnancy. According to a report, 20% pregnant women do not experience nausea. So, it’s ok to be healthy and not feel morning sickness at all.
If you want to share any of your tips and tricks to deal with nausea, please comment below to share your experience with the world.