Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Nausea during pregnancy

In the first half of pregnancy, feeling sick or nausea during pregnancy is quite common, as is vomiting. The degree of nausea and vomiting varies woman to woman. You may just feel a little sick in the morning and throw up once, or your may suffer from constant nausea and frequent vomiting throughout the day. Mostly, nausea during pregnancy stops after the first three months of pregnancy. At times, it remains there even after four or five months.

Simple Ways Of Avoiding Nausea

In the morning, take your time getting out of bed. If you tend to feel really sick in the morning, eat a little as soon as you wake up and before getting out of bed. Ask your partner to bring the food to you, or prepare a snack the night before and leave it beside your bed nausea during pregnancy mainly happens in the morning and is also termed as ‘Morning Sickness’.

Throughout the day, eat little and often, every two or three hours - even if you're not hungry. Drink a lot of liquid, preferably 10 to 12 glasses of water, fruit juice or herbal tea each day. Avoid food containing a lot of fat or spices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Eat dry crackers, toasted bread or rusk. Ginger tea or ginger tablets can help reduce nausea. Take rest several times, a day. Lie down with a pillow under your head and legs. Move slowly and avoid sudden movements.

After eating, sit down so that gravity helps to keep the food in your stomach and avoiding nausea during pregnancy. Avoid smells that make you feel sick or throw up. Don't brush your teeth immediately after eating because this can cause vomiting. Get some fresh air and exercise by going for a little walk every day. Avoid smoking. Not only is it harmful for you and your child, it also diminishes your appetite thereby increasing the dilemma. At night, before landing onto the bed, have a snack such as yoghurt, bread, milk, cereal or a sandwich. Take some more of light snack, if you feel like, during the night. Leave ample scope for proper ventilation in your room.

Nausea during pregnancy is the most commonly felt among women. It occurs due to several changes in the body and the body reverts back to them in different ways, one of them being Nausea.