PregnancyMorning sickness in c: causes and how to prevent it

Morning sickness in c: causes and how to prevent it

Nausea that appears in the morning is the first and most common symptom of pregnancy, but it can also appear throughout the day. Find out how why they arise and what to do to avoid them.

Among the first symptoms of pregnancy, there is no doubt that morning sickness becomes one of the main ones, which tend to affect women in very different ways, just as there are also women who do not have morning sickness during pregnancy.

In fact, it is a symptom that can make a woman suspect that she is expecting a baby when she still does not know it and has not carried out the necessary tests to confirm it.

With morning sickness, it is quite common and common for a pregnant woman to feel like vomiting and a feeling of being sick from the moment she wakes up, even though she has not had breakfast at all.

It is also common for, for example, these nausea to feel throughout the day, at the slightest smell of food or drink.

What are the causes of morning sickness in pregnancy?

Currently it is believed that morning sickness appears mainly during pregnancy due to the hormone that appears during this important stage in a woman’s life: human chorionic gonadotropin.

Likewise, it is also believed that certain conditions or habits of women, such as not getting enough rest, being under a lot of pressure or being surrounded by a lot of pressure can cause and provoke the appearance of these nausea.

When do they start to be felt and what are their symptoms?

Taking into account that morning sickness is considered by experts as one of the first symptoms of pregnancy, it is common for it to appear between the fourth and sixth week of pregnancy.

As its name suggests, morning sickness appears in women causing that feeling of nausea that causes the pregnant woman to gag and feel like vomiting.

It can be caused by a smell, by a memory of a previous meal, by a taste or even by seeing the couple or a family member eating.

This is especially due to the fact that the pregnancy hormone is capable of sharpening your sense of smell, in a way that will make you much more vulnerable to the aroma of certain foods.

When do they disappear and how to prevent them?

Although it is true that not all women experience this nausea, it is common for its symptoms to tend to disappear between the thirteenth and sixteenth weeks of pregnancy.

Certain tips can be very useful in preventing morning sickness:

  • Always try to get out of bed or from where you are lying down or sitting very slowly.
  • Always eat foods that are easy to digest. Avoid very spicy or too fatty foods.
  • Chew and eat slowly, if possible small portions of food. This will help you avoid having an empty stomach and control your blood sugar levels.
  • Practicing some physical exercise (for example, walking a little each day) will help you rest better at night.

In addition to these basic tips, there are other simple natural tricks that will be of great help. They are the ones that we summarize below:

  • While you are still in bed, eat some crackers just before getting up, you will see that the feeling of dizziness will not be the same.
  • The ginger is one of the remedies that best delivers results, have a cup of ginger tea every morning will help reduce your nausea.
  • The chamomile, peppermint, sage and fennel are herbs that can also benefit against this malaise.
  • Make a pear juice and a little cinnamon with warm water, it will be very effective.
  • For the rest of the day, you can chew a few pieces of raw garlic or turnip.

We hope that with these little tips you will help a lot to reduce the morning sickness that most moms feel during the gestation of their future baby.

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