Pregnancy is one of the most cherished acts of nature, but it does not come without its discomforts. Many women who first find out they are pregnant learn of their upcoming arrival of a precious new life by getting morning sickness.
Morning sickness is the nauseating feeling a woman feels when she may be expecting a baby. If she vomits for no reason or if she becomes more spacy than usual there is a good sign she might be pregnant.
If so, the anticipation of a new life is definitely an occasion to celebrate. However, this also is a time to get rid of morning sickness.
What To Do
If you are a woman and you have a regular sexual partner and you from time to time feel nauseated, call a doctor. You could be pregnant. Another sign of pregnancy is if you get an upset stomach regularly.
In most cases morning sickness is minor. However, in the worst-case scenario it could be a cause for hospitalization.
In any case, if you feel sick you should consult a health professional right away. You should also consider self-car treatments you can apply right at home.
If your health care professional says your morning sicknesses are minor you may be told to do one or more of the following:
- Chance your eating patterns. One major moderation would be to eat four to six meals per day instead of eating three heavier meals. This helps regulate your blood sugar in order to prevent the feeling you would have if you were to vomit.
- Eat crackers or dry toast in the morning. The best time to do this is while sitting slightly propped up with a pillow in bed. Maybe you can bring some saltines or pretzels to bed with you so you have them ready in the morning. You could compliment this with a white soda or seltzer water to help sooth your stomach.
- Drink more fluids between meals, and less with meals. This will help regulate the flow of digestion as you space out your calories throughout the day while eating for two.
- Avoid any food that causes your stomach to turn. This may even mean you have to stay out of your work or college cafeteria for awhile (and no offense to the institutions mentioned). Certain smells just aggravate a pregnant woman’s stomach so you should adjust to this accordingly.
- Eat before you feel nauseated. This will more than likely prevent the condition from worsening. You should also avoid having a totally empty stomach while pregnant to further help you stop feeling queasy during your term.
- Seek out medical treatments. You should by now have at least had one checkup if you feel nauseated, especially if you have for more than a day or two. The course of medicinal and procedural treatment applied varies from person to person. First, have your doctor assess your current health condition as well as your medical history before proceeding with any kind of treatment.