The nausea usually starts around 4th to 8th week of pregnancy and is expected to get less intense between 14th week.
Around 60 -70% of pregnant women experience nausea during the early pregnancy. Probably you have seen in movies that when the woman is pregnant one of the first sings is nausea or vomiting, in fact, nausea is known as the early signs of pregnancy.
Morning sickness is a misleading term for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). For some pregnant women, nausea is worse during the morning and lasts all day. Morning sickness is not dangerous for you and your baby, but if you have a excessive vomiting and don’t keep the food down, you must inform your doctor because you may have hypermesis gravidarum and it can be dangerous.
Althought nausea is a very uncomfortable feeling, it is an indication of a healthy pregnancy and there are natural remedies for and prevention of nausea during pregnancy.
The following suggestions are commonly recommended by obstetricians and midwives:
- Don’t lie down right after the eating;
- Get up slowly and calmly in the morning;
- Don’t eat food that trigger your nausea;
- Eat soda crackers before getting up;
- Eat less quantity of food but more frequently during the day;
- Keep your body hydrated;
- Eat more dry and plain food;
- Sniffing ginger or lemons;
- Always listen your body – relax and take naps wherever you can.
If you find that these natural suggestions don’t help to relief your nausea, talk to your doctor to get a prescription that is specifically designed to treat nausea during pregnancy. Never took a medicine without medical prescription.
Sources: American Pregnancy Association - http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/nausea-during-pregnancy/