Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast starring Dr. PukeNoMo answers the age-old question of when does morning sickness start, how common is morning sickness, and what are some natural solutions to help those pregnant mommies enjoy their pregnancy. The science behind why women puke in their first trimester wouldn’t be complete without a few pregnancy puke stories that will give you the comical relief you need and tips to stop the up-chuckle.Listen to "When does morning sickness start? Pregnant Pukeology Episode 1" on Spreaker.
Science Behind Morning Sickness
Up to 80% of women experience morning sickness between their 6th to 14th week of gestation. 2% suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum where hospitalization is required. HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, known as the pregnancy hormones, increases exponentially as the baby grows and is also how when you pee on the stick it knowns you're pregnant.
Morning Sickness Remedies
Natural is always best. Foods like ginger, lemons, or the pectin of apples have been shown useful but when I’m sick the last thing I want is to put anything down in my mouth as food increases stomach acids.
Women during pregnancy have an increase in acid reflux, hence the tums next to the nightstand.
One of the best solutions for morning sickness is acupressure! Try acupressure on your wrist at P6 and peppermint essential oil first. Acupressure after 45 minutes helps your body increase anti-nausea hormones helping you to stop your morning sickness by placing the band on at night. Acupressure at P6 has been equivalent to the effects of Zofran, the most commonly prescribed morning sickness medicine, which has been linked to birth defects and heart problems in children of mothers who used the medication during pregnancy. Peppermint essential oil when smelled via aromatherapy helps to stop vomiting immediately because the fastest way into the brain is thru the nose. Each technique is about 50% effective at reducing morning sickness.