This blog posts reveals all the secrets about morning sickness: why it happens, how long does it last and what are the best remedies for it. Do not forget to listen to the best pregnancy podcast Pukeology on Spreaker, spotify, or apple podcasts!
What is morning sickness
Morning sickness is associated with nausea and vomiting and is known as a presumptive sign of pregnancy. New studies link morning sickness sensation as a sign of a healthy pregnancy linking morning sickness to a lower risk of miscarriages BUT suffering from nausea and vomiting are side effects that can be eased. Why do they call it morning sickness? Especially when the most common times for pregnant mothers to get pregnancy nausea is at 9am and 5pm.
When does morning sickness start?
Usually as a pregnancy doctor I see morning sickness symptoms between weeks 6 and 18. Still, 20-30% of women don’t have morning sickness and still deliver healthy babies. You could feel nauseated early in the morning followed by vomiting. If you want to know when morning sickness starts check out Episode 1 pregnancy Pukeology Podcast called When does morning sickness start?
What causes morning sickness?
Causes of morning sickness are usually smells & tastes primary. Pregnancy studies done at Cornell reveal that morning sickness is a mechanism for protecting mother and embryo. They found that morning sickness is an aversion to potentially harmful foods to help preserve the mother's immune system, since it's already lowered to keep the baby in utero safe from her immunity trying to attack the baby by her uterus. Cold Be Gone is a great way to naturally not get sick by using the power of honey in your nose creating a "booger biome."
What is morning sickness like?
Perceived heightened sense of smell when women gag at certain odors. This is because the mom has reduced defenses against food-borne pathogens protecting mom and baby from toxins, microorganisms, and other teratogenic (or fetal organ deforming) chemicals. According to the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “pregnant women have olfactors processes different from non-pregnant women.” 40% of chemical senses cooking odor, cigarette smoke, spoiled food, and perfume. Foods like beans, spaghetti sauce, fish, and eggs. 14% have phantom odor that resemble feces. Coping is avoidance of strong odors or eating something salty, eating smaller meals more frequently. Most heightened sense of smell resolves by the 2nd trimester.
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Is morning sickness a good sign?
The term morning sickness is a misnomer for you can actually experience vomiting anytime of the day. Less than 2% of women with morning sickness had nausea and vomiting only in the morning. Women who experience morning sickness are significantly less likely to miscarry than those women who do not. Research has also found that women who vomit are significantly less likely to miscarry than those who experience just nausea. Morning sickness reminds some of you what it feels like to be hangover every day, where you can have waves of nausea at any time not to mention cramps, diarrhea, and even heartburn.
How to stop vomiting in pregnancy home remedies?
Natural is always best. Foods like ginger, lemons, or the pectin of apples are 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.
Do nausea bands work?
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. And now NoMo Nausea Band has made it even easier by combining both into a stylish & waterproof wristband that is clinically proven to stop 80% of your worst pregnancy upset stomach. You can find NoMo Nausea at select Harmon sections within Bed Bath & Beyond and BuyBuy Baby locations or grab one on Amazon today.