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Pregnancy to blame

Each and every woman is aware of the fact that once the pregnancy starts, those otherwise peaceful moments at the beginning of the day are practically to turn upside down only to be filled with the unpleasant morning sickness or nausea. And this is the most prominent feature of the first trimester. Unfortunately, there is not one common type of morning pregnancy, but its intensity is solely individual. Some women seize to have problems with this once they pass the first-trimester mark, whereas others keep on experiencing unpleasant moments all up to the fourth or even fifth month of the pregnancy.

Potential culprits

In this regard, considered as probably the most likely inducer of the morning sickness is the hormonal shift, as well as the disruption of balance in the blood sugar levels. What this sickness is in the greatest majority of cases accompanied by is the deterioration of eating habits, i.e. the loss of appetite. Ultimately, pregnant women also run the risk of dehydrating, and thus put themselves and their child in a quite dangerous position. Those manifestations that indicate dehydration, and should therefore require close attention include excessive thirst, dizziness, excretion of urine dark in color, decrease in the overall amount of urine, to mention those most frequently occurring ones. Furthermore, what can also contribute to a large extent to the occurrence of dehydration is the loss of fluids that occurs as a direct consequence of excessive vomiting in those morning hours.

Relief methods

Those women who experience more severe forms of morning sickness are advised to take their time in the morning before leaving the bed, as well as to have by their side food such as crackers, which they can eat prior to getting up. In addition, instead of having large meals in the course of the day (between 2 and 3), they should opt for a couple of meals but smaller in size. This kind of meal division facilitates proper consumption of both the nutrients and the fluids. Food varieties to be avoided are those oily, fried and overly spice ones, for these are surely to induce nausea. Added to the list should also be alcohol and coffee.

Having treatment at home in mind, in order to diminish the ill effects of nausea and fight it off completely, pregnant women should drink ginger tea, as well as enhance the consumption of carbohydrates and fluids in the form of plain tap water.

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