Morning Sickness Symptoms

Morning sickness symptoms are characterized by nausea and can effect up to 90% of pregnant women. It can begin as early as 2 weeks after conception and is a bit of a misnomer as it can basically strike at any time of the day. Although it occurs predominately within the first trimester, for some women it can last for the duration of their pregnancy.

In some cases, if the morning sickness symptoms are extremely severe and prolonged it can be classified as Hyperemesis Gravidarum in which case you may need to be hospitalized to receive treatment through intravenous (IV) fluids to prevent dehydration from excess vomiting.
If your nausea is severe with aggressive retching, you feel light-headed, can’t keep any fluid down, your urine is dark in color or your heart is racing then it’s best to consult your doctor who will decide on the best course of action for you.

Other than that, there is no certified morning sickness medicine we can take to stop it but, for the most part, intervention should not normally be required. It is simply a natural part of pregnancy that occurs due to the factory load of new hormones suddenly rushing through your body.

However, there are various morning sickness remedies that can help to alleviate the symptoms, such as sipping flat ginger ale to keep you hydrated, eating little and often throughout the day and starting your morning off with some dry crackers. If you leave this little dry snack by the side of your bed the night before, then you can ingest it before getting up to help combat that first bout of nausea.

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Typical cases of these pregnancy early symptoms don’t pose any risk to you or your child unless you were extremely underweight at the time of conception, in which case your morning sickness could hamper your ability to gain a healthy amount of weight, which could result in your baby being born underweight too. All issues pertaining to your pregnancy will be addressed at your antenatal appointments where various blood and urine samples will be taken. The ultrasound performed at your appointment will also confirm how many fetuses you are carrying as having twins is known to enhance and further contribute to the symptoms of morning sickness.

Your healthcare provider may even prescribe you with supplements of B-6 and possibly even some anti-nausea medications, depending on the your severity. Several studies have suggested that women who take prenatal or multivitamins before or during early pregnancy can lessen the severity of their symptoms.