Morning sickness is also known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) or simply pregnancy sickness.
It refers to a condition where nausea or vomiting takes place during early months of pregnancy.
It is a common condition that affects fifty percent of all pregnant ladies.
Morning sickness generally begins in the first month of pregnancy and may end around the third month of your pregnancy. It can happen at any time but mostly occurs upon waking, as the blood sugar levels will become low after a night (without food).
Morning sickness is an indication of healthy pregnancy showing that the fetus is in good condition and developing well.
Morning sickness is generally harmless. However, it can harm your baby if you have excess vomiting and unable to keep foods down and starts losing much of your weight.
This condition is known as hyperemesis gravidarum and it occurs in one out of every two hundred and fifty pregnancies.
You can experience morning sickness due to chemical as well as hormonal changes in the body, sensitive gastrointestinal tract, deficiency of vitamin B and strong odors.
Morning sickness will be different for each woman. It is found that fifty to eighty percent of pregnant ladies with morning sickness experiences nausea and vomiting for a very short time.
On the other hand, this condition is also accompanied by signs such as excessive salivation, back pains, headaches, constipation, frequent urination, lower abdominal cramps, darkening of areola (nipple), fatigue, drowsiness, food cravings, increased sense of smell, and swollen or tender breasts.
Currently, you have no treatment or medication for morning sickness. However, if your sickness is severe and stopping you from gaining weight, the doctor prescribe you some medication to help relieve your morning sickness.
If you are vomiting extremely, your doctor may prescribe a medication called antihistamine. Moreover, it is harmless to you and your baby.
On the other hand, you have several home remedies to help relieve your morning sickness. To relieve your morning sickness, it is good as well as very beneficial to take ginger tea early in the mornings (Alternative Cure For Nausea & Vomiting).
Also, take a spoon full of honey and a spoon full of apple cider vinegar in cold water and have this daily at night before you go to bed, as it helps to treat morning sickness. Add one spoon of sugar with limejuice and mint juice and take it regularly thrice a day.
Never keep your stomach empty. Eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day. Avoid taking fried and fatty substances in your meal rather include foods that are rich in proteins and carbohydrates.
It is also good to increase the quantity of vitamin B and calcium in your diet, as part of morning sickness treatment.
Take fluids half-an-hour before or after your meal. Take plenty of water or fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Take sufficient best rest because it is the best morning sickness treatment.
Consult your doctor immediately if nausea continues even after twelve weeks.