Yes, the baby is along the way and much as you are filled with joy, there are certain changes you will have to deal with like Morning Sickness.
What is morning sickness?
Morning sickness is a condition characterized by a number of occurrences such as nausea, vomiting, smell sensitivity among others. Trust me, every pregnant woman suffers from morning sickness, but the extent varies from one woman to another.
Severe morning sickness is described as Hyperemesis gravidarum, a situation that may require hospitalization or a medical attendant. More than 60% of all pregnant women suffer from morning sickness and some of the symptoms are normally;
Back pain, among others
What do fertility experts say about Morning sickness?
Fertility experts at the leading IVF centre in Delhi stress that morning sickness is absolutely normal much as one may require medical attention to reduce its effect on her body and physical activeness.
Many doctors point out that morning sickness can be an indication of a good pregnancy as it shows that the uterus and the placenta are making room for the development of the fetus.
Morning sickness is caused by the hormonal changes.
Some young girls are unaware about morning sickness and may think that their pregnancy is leading to a wrong path. This may also cause some to seek an abortion thinking that they can’t handle.
It is recommended that a young girl attains proper counseling about morning sickness.
How to reduce the effects of morning sickness
It is advisable that you attain help from someone like a parent, sister, or a maid to help you out. Taking a leave from your job during the first month of pregnancy can provide ample time for you to fit in into your routine work once ready.
Do not skip meals
Ensure that you maintain proper timings of your meals and that means, having breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the proper time.
Maintain a proper diet that consists of a variety of nutrients and whenever you can.
Avoid spicy foods
Do not cook spicy foods, and also, avoid strong smells since they may increase vomiting. If possible, separate your food from your family’s. Salty foods like potato chips, watermelons, lemonade, and ginger are recommended during this period.
Sleep and rest
It is common that a woman will desire to sleep often during the first trimester of pregnancy. This is completely recommended and it will also decrease the chances of vomiting and stress.
When to see a doctor?
Vomiting and nausea are some of the early symptoms of pregnancy and once you suspect that you are pregnant, it is best that you visit a gynecologist at our advanced IVF centre in Punjab for a checkup.
In case of Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Severe morning sickness is described as Hyperemesis Gravidarum and it may restrain a woman proceeding with her simple daily activities. It is characterized by severe weight loss, excessive vomiting, lack of appetite, mood swing, electrolyte imbalances, and increased urination.
Much as a woman is recommended to take a few fluids to prevent dehydration, simple drinks like water can’t be taken.
This requires medical intervention where a woman is given Intravenous medicines.