Dr. Vinutha Prashanth, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru (Kanakapura branch).
- Morning sickness is often one of the first signs of pregnancy. It is a common complaint, but it often passes by 3 months into the pregnancy. However, for some women, severe morning sickness can be bothersome. It usually stunts around 6 weeks and disappears around 12th week.
- Morning sickness doesn’t need medical help unless it is severe and leads to dehydration and weight loss.
Facts about morning sickness
- Morning sickness occurs in over 50% of women.
- Can be managed in no of ways including dietary measures, acupressure.
- Active medical treatment is required in case of severe vomiting.
Some tips for minimizing unpleasant symptoms of nausea/vomiting during pregnancy.
- Get plenty of rest
- It is important to get a good night’s sleep, napping during day may help too but not straight after a meal.
Eat with care
- Fatty and spicy foods, caffeine increase the chance of tri giving the release of stomach acid.
- Bland food may be less angulating.
- Small position sizes.
LIFESTYLE & HOME REMEDIES
Choose food carefully
- Select food that are high in protein, low in fat. Easy to digest & avoid greasy / spicy / fatty
- Bland food may be easy to digest
- Nibble throughout the day rather than eating three larger meals.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Aim for 6-8 glass of non-caffeinated fluids.
- Pay attention to nausea trigive.
- Breath fresh air.
- Take care with prenatal vitamins.
- Alternative medicines.
- Ginger- Herbal ginger – seem to alternate morning sickness for some women.