According to the study, an estimated 70 to 80 % of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy hormones. Commonly it goes away by the fourteenth week (but some women continue to experience nausea later in their pregnancy).
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition of feeling too much nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Morning sickness is experienced by all of the women during pregnancy but Hyperemesis gravidarum is usually faced by some of the women especially who are having their first child. Persistent vomiting, feeling dizzy can lead to dehydration can be seen in this condition. Almost all women experience some degree of nausea and/or vomiting during their pregnancy. It can be treated easily by adopting some lifestyle changes and trying some home remedies but severe cases might result in hospitalization.
The reasons why women experience hyperemesis gravidarum are as follows:
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Vitamin deficiency,
- Lower blood sugar level,
- Strong smells,
- Foul odors,
- Lack of exercise,
- Feeling fatigued, stress, and anxiety about pregnancy.
The signs and symptoms of hyperemesis gravidum are
Indigestion or constipation problems Dehydration, infrequent urination, and dizziness while standing Persistent Vomiting many times in one day, Abdominal and pelvic pain or cramping Weight loss
Signs of Morning sickness start becoming worse between the 6th and 12th weeks of pregnancy, but in some cases, it can last longer.
Most of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can be managed using the below-mentioned home remedies that can be helpful for pregnant women to deal better with the Hyperemesis gravidarum.
Some helpful home remedies to get you through morning sickness.
1. Divide your meals into small and frequent portions
An empty stomach can make nausea worse. Try having smaller and frequent meals instead of having three larger meals each day. You can add some plain crackers, dry bread, fruits, and nuts next to your bed to avoid an empty stomach as soon as you wake up. Make sure to maintain a balanced diet to maintain the blood sugar level.
2. Chew the grated ginger
Ginger helps to settle an upset stomach and helps to deal with nausea. Have ginger tea, ginger chews, ginger preserves, made with real ginger. Chew on grated ginger or some ginger chews. Cut or grate some ginger root and boil the water till it becomes lukewarm, then drink as a tea.
3. Eliminate oily and fatty foods
Eliminate oily, fatty, very sweet foods, spicy foods, and the food which are heavy to digest. Women taking high protein, balanced carbohydrates, less salty, low-fat, and having frequent meals like nuts, crackers, toast, fruits are less likely to develop nausea. Also, stay away from caffeine and artificial sweeteners. It helps in good digestion and hence helps to cope with nausea and vomiting.
4. Avoid strong odors
Stay away from cigarette smoke, strong perfumes, incense sticks, and any environmental triggers i.e. strong smells that seem to affect you. When it comes to cooking, open the windows to minimize cooking and spice odors or you can take the help of someone to cook.
Smelling mint, lemon, or orange may help reduce nausea or morning sickness. Lighting the lemon and mint candle in the room can help to reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting or you can also try lemon and mint-scented oil.
6. Take your prenatal vitamins on time
During pregnancy women suffer from vitamin deficiency, the iron found in prenatal vitamins helps to reduce nausea. Take your prenatal vitamins before bedtime, instead of in the morning on an empty stomach.
7. Try acupressure
Acupressure is an ancient healing technique where you put pressure on specific points on your body. Pressing against an acupressure point on your inner wrist can help provide fast relief in nausea and vomiting. You can try acupuncture or reflexology treatments and wrist bands to cope up with nausea.
8. Enjoy mild exercise or walk
Exercise or physical activity helps to reduce the symptoms of nausea and morning sickness. Go for an extra walk during the day, or join a prenatal yoga class to reduce stress and maintain good blood circulation in the body. As exercise is strongly encouraged during pregnancy, but always consult with your doctor before starting any new fitness routine or advancing your fitness level.
9. Drink lemonade
Suck on lemon drops, or drink lemonade. Lemons contain neutralizing acids and the lemon juice stirs up with the saliva in our mouth which helps to relieve nausea.
10. Stay hydrated
If you are suffering from morning sickness the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Always try to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Persistent vomiting results in dehydration which results in nausea so it is necessary to keep yourself hydrated. If you throw up after drinking water, try drinking small amounts of frozen natural juice popsicles.
11. Prenatal Massage
A prenatal massage is very helpful in alleviating morning sickness. Gentle Rub on belly using 1 drop of peppermint oil to 3 drops chamomile oil. Peppermint or chamomile oil helps ease upset belly and provide calm, relief to the body.
12. Avoid stress
It is very natural to get emotional stress during pregnancy due to sudden mood swings. Get out of bed slowly, take good care of yourself, Concentrate on breathing, and get plenty of rest, positive self-talk helps to reduce stress as physical symptoms of stress leads to a feeling of nausea and vomiting.
13. Get plenty of fresh air
Early morning walk has so many benefits for pregnant women. It helps to inhale the fresh air and is a good cardiovascular exercise which helps in maintains good blood circulation in the body hence helps in coping with morning sickness.
14. Protein snacks before bedtime
Eat a good amount of protein snack before bed. It helps to maintain blood sugar stability overnight. Protein helps in the growth of fetal, breast, and uterine tissue which is very helpful in increasing the blood supply during pregnancy.
15. Sip on peppermint, raspberry leaf, or chamomile tea:
Peppermint tea is very helpful in relaxing the stomach muscles. Raspberry leaf tea helps in stimulating the contractions during pregnancy. Sipping on chamomile tea helps to relax and aid good quality of sleep.
16. Eating fennel seeds
During pregnancy, most women complain of loss of appetite due to constipation and gas. A fennel seed (saunf) is traditionally known to aid in good digestion, eliminate gas pain, and prevents bloating during pregnancy. It helps to cope with morning sickness by reducing gas pain.
17. Emergency Snacks
Sometimes due to a drop in blood sugar or an empty stomach, you may experience morning sickness. Always keep in handy a stash of emergency snacks like juice, crackers consisting of simple carbs that will maintain your blood sugar quickly and manage nausea.
18. Eat foods rich in vitamin B6
Eat foods rich in Vitamin B6, such as avocado, bananas, and chicken. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps the body to produce certain amino acids (proteins), which helps to reduce nausea.
19. Comfortable and loose clothing
Wearing loose-fitting clothes helps to feel relax and makes breathing comfortable. Tight and restrictive clothing may worsen the symptoms of nausea.
20. Avoid screen flickers
Avoid rapid screen flickers of the computer monitor, mobile phones, or any electronic gadgets. It may contribute to morning sickness. If you can’t avoid the screen please adjust the screen fonts to bold and larger and change the background to a soft or pink color. It will reduce eye strain and help to reduce dizziness and nausea.
These are some non-medicinal home remedies for morning sickness which helps pregnant women to manage their morning sickness. Also, doctors don’t recommend any medications for morning sickness as they may have unexpected side effects during pregnancy. But in case of Hyperemesis gravidarum situation can be different, if not controlled by these tricks then please do consult your gynecologist for better opinion.autocad lt lizenz kaufen buy office 2019 home and business