What is Morning Sickness ?
Morning sickness is a very common symptom of pregnancy. It is a term used for the nausea one feels in the first trimester of pregnancy most commonly in the morning (though it may occur at other times of the day/all day long). In fact it is one of the signs of pregnancy. Though common it can be sometimes very distressing. Nausea at times may be accompanied with vomiting .It occurs most commonly because of the hormonal changes of pregnancy(increase in HCG and estrogen hormones) Although a distressing symptom the good part is that it indicates that the pregnancy is developing normally with sufficient hormonal support. In most of the cases it usually subsides after 12 weeks of pregnancy after which her appetite will also start increasing. Rarely it may get prolonged and occur throughout the pregnancy. Morning sickness usually does not harm the baby but when nausea and vomiting becomes severe to the extent that no solid or liquid can be digested it can lead to electrolyte imbalance and lack of glucose in the body. It is more common if it’s a multiple pregnancy (twins/triplets), if a lady had it in her previous pregnancy or she had nausea with oral contraceptive pills.
What to do to Handle Morning Sickness in Pregnancy?
In Pregnancy, contact your doctor immediately if:
Last but not the least we have medicines to treat and alleviate symptoms of morning sickness so no need to be uncomfortable/exhausted and miserable. Discuss with your doctor regarding treatment options instead!