signs of morning sickness
There is nothing as wonderful and exciting as the moment you find out you are expecting a little one, until that dreadful condition we refer to as morning sickness arrives and puts a brief damper on your parade.
No matter how excited you may be about your pregnancy, there is not one woman I’ve ever met who looks forward to dealing with morning sickness.
Many Women begin noticing various changes in their bodies within weeks of becoming pregnant.
Morning sickness is a normal part of pregnancy and will affect 8 out of every 10 women. It typically starts between the 4th and 6th weeks of pregnancy and usually ends by the end of the first trimester or very early in the second trimester.
However, there are some unfortunate women who suffer with morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy.
So how do you know when morning sickness has officially begun? Following are 3 morning sickness symptoms that occur in the majority of women. If you are experiencing any one or combination of these symptoms, chances are morning sickness has begun.
Heightened Sense Of Smell – Smells seem to intensify tenfold. This is due to the increased amounts of estrogen that your body is producing. Things that you may have enjoyed waking up to such as a fresh pot of coffee may now make you fell nauseous, turn green and send you running to the bathroom.
Needless to say, you should try and avoid the smells that trigger your nausea whenever possible. If you cannot, a quick solution is to carry around a slice of lemon and sniff it when you come in contact with smells that are making you feel ill. The smell of lemon, tends to ward off nausea.
Mood Swings – You may notice that your mood changes very quickly. One minute you may be happy and laughing and 30 minutes later you may be crying uncontrollably.
This is happening because of the rapid hormonal changes and is another morning sickness symptom you should be aware of.
Nausea and Vomiting – This is the most common and most obvious morning sickness symptom. This is also how many women discover they are pregnant. The nausea and vomiting are believed to be caused by the increase in hCG and progesterone levels in the body.
The good news is there are many cures for morning sickness. A good way to get rid of nausea when it comes about is to drink a cup of ginger tea. Ginger has been used by medical professionals for years to relieve nausea related to morning sickness and motion sickness.
During this delicate stage of pregnancy you can become easily nauseated by smelling or eating certain foods, inhaling strong odors and being overly stressed and fatigued.
It is really important to get plenty of rest, minimize stress, keep your body hydrated and stay away from things that tend to trigger your nausea.
These are 3 of the most popular morning sickness symptoms that affect the majority of women. No matter how bad morning sickness gets, there are always things you can do to help end morning sickness.
However, if your morning sickness is so severe that you are unable to keep anything at all down and it is affecting your health and the health of your baby, you should seek medical attention immediately.