When does morning sickness start?
Nausea and vomiting that happen during pregnancy in the first trimester, often called as “morning sickness”. In most women, symptoms of morning sickness start in 5th to 6th week of pregnancy.
When does morning sickness end?
These symptoms are mild and go away after the 12 to 14 weeks.
Symptoms include nausea or feeling sick, as well as actually being sick. Morning sickness can occur at any time of the day though it occurs most often in the morning because blood sugar levels are low after a night without food.
Hormonal changes in the first three months are probably one cause. It can be one of the most tiring problems in early pregnancy.
|How to ease nausea and morning sickness|
• If you feel sick first thing in the morning, give yourself time to get up slowly. If possible, eat something like dry toast or a plain biscuit before you get up.
• Get plenty of rest and sleep whenever you can.
• Eat small amounts of food often rather than several large meals, but don’t stop eating.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Ask those close to you for extra help and support.
• Distract yourself as much as you can. Often the nausea gets worse the more you think about it.
• Avoid foods and smells that make you feel worse. It helps if someone else can cook. If not, go for bland, non-greasy foods, such as baked potatoes, pasta and milk puddings, which are simple to prepare.
• Wear comfortable clothes. Tight waistbands can make you feel worse
Cure for morning sickness–
There is no cure for morning sickness, a regular multivitamin supplement may ease the severity of morning sickness. Be patience, it will go away after the 14th week.
|When to get help|
If you are being sick all the time and cannot keep anything down, tell your midwife or doctor. Some pregnant women experience severe nausea and vomiting. This condition is known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum and needs specialist treatment.
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