You may have different symptoms than your neighbor but there are some common factors that you may recognize. Intolerance for certain foods, a sick feeling in the stomach and vomiting are typical. Other than this, there are quite a few other symptoms that you may experience. Keep reading for interesting facts and ideas on alleviating the stress of morning sickness.
Believe it or not, prenatal vitamins can sometimes bring on your morning sickness symptoms. There is no set reason for this, it all depends on you. Sometimes vitamins like B6 can be useful in treating symptoms while other vitamins like iron can cause the symptoms to occur. A regular body’s chemistry is complicated; pregnant body chemistry is even more difficult to balance out. Unfortunately you can’t just stop taking your vitamins because you have nutritional needs that have to be met. This is why you need to talk to your doctor about possibly changing your vitamin intake if your symptoms get bad. Once in a while a small number of women will require medical attention for their morning sickness symptoms. If you experience severe nausea, vomiting, dehydration or increased heart rate or you are losing weight, seek medical attention immediately. The medical term for this condition is hyperemesis gravidarum. If you have more typical morning sickness symptoms, don’t be concerned that you will develop this more serious condition, as it’s rare and occurs in less than 1% of pregnancies. Calling your doctor right away is a good idea if this condition sounds like what’s happening to you.
One morning sickness symptom that is not exactly common but that can be quite disturbing when it does occur is called pica, the desire to eat non-food items. It is normal for pregnant women to have changes in appetite and to crave new foods and develop aversions to others. There are some pregnant women, however, who have the urge to eat inedible objects. The woman can crave anything from dirt to plastic. There are a variety of theories about this condition but the most popular one says that it is the body’s attempt to undo a nutritional deficiency. If you have this condition, talk to your doctor and do what you can to resist your urge to eat odd items–especially if you have these urges while you are pregnant. Not every woman experiences Pica as a morning sickness symptom but it can occur so if it happens to you call your doctor immediately and try not to be scared.
Any woman who has been pregnant and had symptoms of morning sickness has longed for the day that it is over. The good thing is it doesn’t last long, but that knowledge doesn’t help much while you are suffering. Sometimes these symptoms can be treated with home remedies, however you should discuss these with your doctor, even more so if they are severe.
Second trip this morning. I felt so sick, but very little would come out.
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