Being pregnant is an exciting time of life. Many women look forward to the day when they will be able to carry a child for 9 months and experience the miracle of childbirth. However, the actual pregnancy can be hard. There are many challenges associated with pregnancy, especially the morning sickness and nausea. Here are some things you need to know about morning sickness.
What Is Morning Sickness?
The term "morning sickness" can be a little misleading. For some women the sickness actually happens in the morning right as they wake up. They feel sick to their stomach and are incredibly nauseated. However, for some women, it is not only in the morning. They might feel worse at nights, or during the day. It can last all day, or it can show up in small spurts.
The nausea that you feel from pregnancy is actually very healthy. The hormones that it takes to make the baby are in full swing. Your body is reacting to the changes in your body and it is making you feel terrible. Although it is hard to be excited about nausea, you can know that your baby is thriving and growing because you are feeling so sick.
What Can You Do To Lessen The Morning Sickness?
There are many things you can do to help with morning sickness. The first is to keep yourself hydrated and well fed. Part of the reason you are feeling so sick is that the baby is taking all of your nutrients. In order for the baby to grow, it is using a lot of your energy. This is why you should be eating snacks throughout the day. Do not let yourself become very hungry. This will make you feel sicker and then it will be harder to eat. Thus, you should be having snacks around all day that you snack on, even if you aren't starving.
Second, you should get plenty of rest. If you are overly tired, you are more likely to feel sicker. This is why you should go to bed at a reasonable time and try not to wake up too early. When you do wake up, take some time to get up slowly. You might even have a snack beside your bed, like a piece of bread or fruit that you can eat before you actually get up. This will help prevent the morning sickness.
By understanding your morning sickness, you can become less frustrated with the fact that you are sick, and know that this is part of the process of making a healthy child. Contact a local obstetrician if you have any concerns.