Morning Sickness: Causes and Remedies

Information about Morning Sickness: Causes and Remedies

Published on July 14, 2014

Author: adamshall

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PowerPoint Presentation: Morning Sickness Causes and Remedies www.emmasdiary.co.uk What is morning sickness?: What is morning sickness? “ Morning Sickness ” is definitely a misleading name for this unpleasant side-effect of pregnancy. www.emmasdiary.co.uk Around 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and not just in the mornings! Many women feel waves of nausea throughout the day and some feel sick all the time.  When to expect it…: When to expect it… Morning Sickness seems to hit a peak at around 9 to 10 weeks and generally starts to improve after the 14-week mark. www.emmasdiary.co.uk Nobody really knows what causes it, but experts believe high levels of circulating hormones are to blame.  The triggers of morning sickness: The triggers of morning sickness Tiredness : Some women find their nausea is worse if they are over-tired . www.emmasdiary.co.uk Low blood sugar/empty stomach:   Going too long between meals can cause nausea, which is why many women feel sick in the early evening. Certain smells: Fried food, petrol, curries, citrus fruit, and perfume can all trigger nausea. Tight clothing: Wearing anything tight around the waist can make you feel nauseous. Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Hyperemesis Gravidarum Rarely , some women suffer from a severe form of morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum . They can’t keep anything down, lose a lot of weight and fluids and sometimes have to be admitted to hospital for re-hydration treatment and require antiemetic medication to stop the vomiting. Although this is unlikely to harm your baby, if you lose a lot of weight your baby may be born smaller than expected. www.emmasdiary.co.uk Tips for coping with morning sickness: Tips for coping with morning sickness www.emmasdiary.co.uk #1 Drink tea  and nibble a plain biscuit in bed before you get up. #3 Sip water  to avoid dehydration. #2 Snack on healthy, starchy carbohydrates, such as wholemeal toast and sandwiches, bananas, etc. This keeps your blood sugar topped up and ensures your stomach is never completely empty. #4 Avoid wearing clothes with a tight waist band. #5 Drink ginger tea or eat ginger biscuits , as ginger is known to have anti-nausea properties. #6 Wearing acupressure wristbands may also help. PowerPoint Presentation: For more information… Emma’s Diary is one of the UK’s leading baby and mums’ clubs, providing a wealth of information, advice and offers for mums and mums to be. Join us today for more information about many other baby and mum topics at www.emmasdiary.co.uk . www.emmasdiary.co.uk

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