Morning sickness refers to the nauseated feeling during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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How soon do you get morning sickness after becoming pregnant?
This information is from health care professionals and groups such as Mayo Clinic, and should be used as a point of reference or as a generality, because each pregnancy is unique: Morning sickness is a symptom some women feel during early pregnancy. It starts after conception which may or may not occur after unprotected intercourse. So, first confirm that you are pregnant by using a home pregnancy test, and if positive, make an appointment for a health care professional to confirm those results and to start prenatal care. Once you have a confirmed pregnancy, the morning sickness usually starts around the first 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy and it tends to get worse over the next month or so after it begins. However, for some women, the queasiness begins as early as two weeks after conception. Morning sickness for the majority of women stops around the 12 th week, but for many women it continues until the 14th to 16th week. About half of the women feel complete relief by 14 weeks. For the rest, it may take one more month or so for it to stop. It can return later, and for some unlucky women it can come and go throughout the entire pregnancy. There isn't a set time for it to stop because each woman is different, and each pregnancy is different. If nausea and vomiting persists well into the second trimester (after the 13th week) you should contact your doctor just to be on the safe side. It isn't harmful to you or your baby unless you have excessive vomiting and can't keep anything down. If you are unable to eat or drink fluids and keep it down for 24 hours straight, you may have something called hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition can be harmful to both you and your baby, so you should contact your doctor right away to see if you need any special treatment. As stated above, each pregnancy is unique, so here is some information from various contributors about their experiences: It starts at about the 4th-6th week of pregnancy and lasts until the 14th or 16th week. Morning sickness can occur at any stage of pregnancy but is more common in early pregnancy. It can start as soon as you become pregnant, or before you even know you may be pregnant, this is usually due to all the hormones whizzing around inside you and your body trying to keep up with all the changes and surges of hormones. Some women never have morning sickness, some have it in the morning, some in the evening and others all day. With my first I had nausea in the evenings and would fall asleep about 7pm, this lasted until about 13 weeks. With my second I had no nausea or tiredness, and it turned out to be twins. It varies from woman to woman... When I was pregnant with my girls, I have 2, I had morning sickness from 4 weeks up to month 5, straight. With my boys, no morning sickness at all. I started feeling sick one week after my missed period, which is how I found out that I was pregnant. You can have morning sickness early. When I was pregnant with my son, I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks after unprotected sex due to morning sickness!! I had been getting it for almost a week before it got so bad, I knew it wasn't a bug! Well, one week after conceiving, the embryo is no larger than a bundle of cells in your uterus. Morning sickness due to pregnancy does not occur until the embryo is implanted and producing sufficient hormones to affect you, usually from about 3 weeks after conception. Everyone is different, you may get it within a week of being pregnant, or at any time. Some people only have it for the first trimester and for others it may be with them all through the nine months (but usually not every day). Morning sickness can happen any time during the day, not just in the morning. I had it only if I ate certain foods, but in the first couple of weeks, I felt like I wanted to throw up but I never would. Right now I am 10 weeks into pregnancy and feel great. I just sleep ALOT but that is normal. Weeks six through twelve for me. I got it at 5 weeks, most women get it at 6 weeks, but some can get it as soon as 3 weeks (it is just more common not to get it until 5-6 weeks). I've been pregnant twice and I began symptoms around a month into it both times. Some women have it in the first week or so and some women never have it. Some people don't get it, some people do. Usually it hits at about 3-4 wks It can vary with every pregnancy. I have had three kids and all have been different. My first pregnancy I had a feeling of light headedness within 2 weeks of my missed period. In my last trimester it probably settled down at about the 8 month mark. My second pregnancy was totally different. I may have had a few days that I felt lightheaded or my blood sugar was low, but it was a breeze. The last, all I wanted to do was eat and I was queasy just for 3 months or so. So you never know what it is going to be like. I know someone said "the more sick you are the healthier the baby." You can feel morning sickness as early as a week after conception or sooner. I think it's different for each woman, and each woman's pregnancy. I think the general rule is the first trimester. Morning sickness usually starts (if at all) between the 4th and 8th week after conception. On average, morning sickness lasts until sometime between the 14th and the 22nd week. As soon as conception occurs, hormones are released to prepare your body for the upcoming months of pregnancy and the eventual birth of your baby. These hormones signal to your body to increase blood volume and to prepare the uterus for upcoming growth. Even your joints and muscles have to relax to enable them to move out of the way of your growing baby. These hormones are also causing your morning sickness. Until your body adjusts to the new hormone levels, you may be feeling nauseous. Every pregnant woman reacts differently to these hormonal changes, making it hard to pinpoint exactly how soon after conception morning sickness starts. The majority of pregnant women start to experience morning sickness somewhere between the 4th and 8th week of pregnancy. It can, however start as early as the day after conception. For some women, it doesn't start until about the 19th week of pregnancy, and some never experience it. Morning sickness can also occur at any time of day -- not just the morning! Usually it ends at the end of the first three months (first trimester) - It was like clockwork for me. I felt great at the beginning of the 2nd Trimester! It often starts in American movies the day after fertilization or conception (along with fainting). However, in reality, it begins after about six to eight weeks. Morning sickness caused by pregnancy begins between the 4th and 7th week after last menstrual period, and it resolves by 20th week of gestation. Morning sickness affects 50-70% of pregnant women. Which means, there is a chance that you will not get morning sickness at all. However, morning sickness is also a good sign for a successful pregnancy, because women who experience morning sickness (especially vomiting) are less likely to have miscarriages, stillbirths, low birth weight babies and preterm deliveries. In addition, one should avoid anti-emetics to treat morning sickness because the mechanism of how pregnancy causes morning sickness is not known. Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in color of the breasts, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, increased sense of smell, and weight gain. For some women it can happen as soon as the egg implants itself (the time of conception), which can take up to 5 days after fertilization. Usually during second pregnancies the woman will feel the sickness early and shows signs of pregnancy earlier than her first. Morning sickness can affect a woman at any time in her pregnancy and at any time of the day too. It is more common in the mornings and nearer the beginning of the pregnancy (hence the term!). I have heard of some women who had it very bad and almost right to the very end of their pregnancy. It's not common, but morning sickness affects different women in different ways and at different times - there truly is no "normal" with morning sickness! It will show up only after two to three weeks into your pregnancy. Usually it starts the first few weeks. It depends on your body because you may be one of a few women who do not experience morning sickness during pregnancy. You may not have any nausea at all... if so, count yourself lucky. Some women get morning sickness all day, some only get a few bouts of nausea, some not at all. At six weeks you may be just about to start the nausea. If you do get nausea, eating something bland normally helps. Saltine crackers are a good thing to always have on hand for morning sickness. Morning sickness hit me at seven weeks until about three months.
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What are the symptoms of morning sickness besides nausea and vomiting?
The term "Morning Sickness" usually refers to the nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Up to 75% of pregnant women have morning sickness to varying degrees, usually occurring within the first three months of pregnancy. It is called "Morning Sickness" even though it can happen any time of the day or the night, it most often occurs when first waking in the morning. Sometimes weakness, feeling shaky, excessive salivation, heightened sense of smell, feeling faint or sweaty and clammy accompanies the nausea. Other symptoms of pregnancy occur simultaneously with these symptoms, but they are symptoms of the pregnancy itself not of morning sickness. These are: back pain, headaches, feeling fatigue, sleepiness, swollen and tender breasts, darkening of the color of the areola (area around the breast nipple), constipation, food cravings, frequent urination, and lower abdominal cramping. When I was pregnant, I had a few severe dizzy spells in the first few months. I would be sitting down, watching TV or whatever, and I would all of a sudden feel like I was going to fall over and start spinning. I didn't know I was pregnant at the time, but once I realized it, the dizzy spells made more sense. There are certainly other causes for dizziness; at least the dizziness I have occasionally experienced, and here are a few: stress, sleeping problems, too much or not enough sugar if you do or could have any blood sugar issues, withdrawal from caffeine, alcohol, or any drugs, even prescription drugs. Even before I missed my first period I knew I was pregnant; mostly because I was extremely dizzy. Sometimes I even had trouble walking straight. Morning sickness will feel different for everyone, but the feeling of nausea is common. A pregnant woman may have intense instances of vomiting, occassional nausea, or uncomfortable queasiness. Headaches, fatigue and dizziness are common, as is an aversive sensitivity to particular smells. Not everybody is the same. I started getting sick when I was about 11 to 13 weeks. it did not last long. The only time I threw up was when I smelled eggs or fish. Heartburn.
Does everybody vomit during pregnancy and feel tired and not like any food at all and smells make them sick but they do not vomit at five to six weeks pregnant?
I am almost 6 weeks pregnant. I've been vomiting about 3 times a day for the last 5 days. I just took an Ester C vitamin (1000mL), it's a big vitamin C tablet. I bought it at CVS. I felt much better after an hour. Vitamin C isn't for everyone, that is, too much isn't safe for the baby. From what I am seeing on the internet you can have morning sickness as soon as 1 week after conception and there after, it can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. There are several sites out there that can give you more info as well as ways to help curb it. I would suggest you do a search on the internet if you do not get any responses. You can get sick from the day of conception to 1-3 week after conception, every woman is different, some women don't even experience morning sickness at all It varies, some women never get it while others will get it throughout their whole pregnancy. I didn't get morning sickness until I was 3 months along and from then to 8 months. I hated the smell of meat cooking and also when my fiance sprayed aftershave. :P For me it was morning, noon and night for the first 3 months. I think the term, morning sickness is because the most women tend to have it in the morning but from personal experience I can tell you it is not exclusive to morning. I would say to discuss it with your doctor. He or she would know more about it. Good luck getting through that one. It is no fun to be puking like we do when we are pregnant. I was so glad when that part was past and the rest of the pregnancy was a piece of cake. Usually within a couple of weeks or more. But all women are different. Some never get it. Some only get it for a few weeks when they are a couple of months pregnant. My mom knew she was pregnant with me within the first 5 days because she was throwing up like crazy. So I suspect it's vastly different for everyone. Only about 30% of women get morning nausea, not every one vomits. I got evening nausea with my first and nothing with my second, my sister-in-law was nauseous and vomiting all day with both her pregnancies. Some people start to feel morning sickness within a few days, and some never get morning sickness. Regardless, it usually disappears by the 4th or 5th month. If you're nauseous in the morning and have at least 1 other symptom like soreness of the breasts or a late period, I would take a home pregnancy test ASAP. Everyone is different. I only started my morning sickness at week 7,until the 14- 15 week. That all really depends but it only took a month for it to hit me. Some women are lucky and don't get it. I started to experience morning sickness about 3 or 4 weeks after conception. It wasn't in the morning though. It usually happens if my stomach is going on empty I get queasy. I just have to make sure I eat a little something, often:) As early as two weeks after conception. Many women don't get any morning sickness but if you do it usually starts around the time of a missed period. In my first pregnancy I would have nausea (no sickness) in the evenings, and in my second I had none at all (and it was twins). Around six weeks the average. However everyone is different! Some can start few days after conception some will never have it! Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in color of the breasts, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, increased sense of smell, and weight gain. Some women who are extremely sensitive to the pregnancy hormones can feel queasy from around the time of the first missed period or a few days before. Between five to seven weeks is a common time to start feeling ill. Not everyone does, however, so if it hasn't begun by around eight to ten weeks, it may not be a problem at all. When You are pregnant it doesn't necessarily have to be in the morning. I was supposed to get my period 2 days ago. I haven't yet. I am also experiencing morning sickness, hunger, breast are a little tender and head aches. I have even had what seems to be period cramps. My period is never late and the cramps usually indicate it is starting. I went to my doctor yesterday. The urine test was negative so I then went to the hospital to have a blood test. I haven't gotten the results but my doctor explained that it may not say I am because some women actually have to be 1 1/2 to 2 months pregnant before a blood test will even show it. I am to repeat the blood test for the next three weeks if they come back negative because my doctor says it is highly unlikely that I am faking or my mind is tricking me into morning sickness. I would say I am pregnant and so are you. The term morning sickness is actually kind of confusing for people because you can get morning sickness at any time during the day or evening. Some people have sickness for just a couple months, but some last for the entire pregnancy. It varies from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy. Around 2-4 weeks after conception but sometimes longer. Not every women has morning sickness.
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Can you have morning sickness even when you are not pregnant?
Yes, nausea and even vomiting in the mornings can be caused by other things. One of the most likely is low blood sugar. While sleeping, you are not taking in any food or calories but your body is still using them up. So, some people's bodies are not properly regulating blood sugars and the levels may go too low at night. This is also what causes many women who have morning sickness in pregnancy to have those symptoms. If you eat five or six small meals during the day, with the last one of them prior to bed being mostly protein, you can keep your blood sugars more even, which may prevent the morning dips in blood sugar levels and those associated symptoms. Try also eating a saltine cracker first thing in the morning and follow that, when nausea has passed, with a well balanced small meal. Try to eat something every two or three hours during the day. Another cause of morning sickness when not pregnant can be acid reflux disease, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This usually involves people who are overweight but not always and who frequently eat a large amount before going to bed. Lying down after eating can aggravate the condition, so it is usually advised that you not lie down for at least 15 minutes after a meal and eat small meals every few hours instead of large ones. In GERD, the valve that prevents food from backflow from your stomach back up into your esophagus, doesn't operate properly and food and stomach acids can move backwards into the esophagus and create heartburn and nausea and sometimes vomiting. If you also have hyperacidity of the stomach contents (often caused simply by what has been eaten), then this will also increase the likelihood of morning nausea and vomiting as it accumulates over night when not needed for digestion. This is a disorder that should be discussed with a doctor or other health care professional to determine what treatment, if any, is needed. GERD, in a few cases, can cause damage to the esophagus, so it is something that should be addressed.
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When does morning sickness normally stop during pregnancy?
Usually at around 12-16 weeks. Some women then experience it towards the end of pregnancy, but this is then more typically caused by the baby pressing on the stomach. However, just as every woman is different, every woman's pregnancy symptoms are also different. While some women never get morning sickness, others will find that theirs finishes at around 12 weeks, others not until 24 weeks and others have it for the whole pregnancy! == == Morning sickness, if you get it at all, usually lasts until the second trimester. Not to say that a few times in the second trimester is abnormal. A few women have morning sickness later in their pregnancy, though. For the majority of women it stops around the 12th week, but for many women it continues until the 14th to 16th week. About half of the women feel complete relief by 14 weeks. For the rest, it may take one more month or so for it to stop. It can return later, and for some unlucky women it can come and go throughout the entire pregnancy. There is not a set time for it to stop because each woman is different, and each pregnancy is different. If nausea and vomiting persists well into the second trimester (after the 13th week) you should contact your doctor just to be on the safe side. It is not harmful to you or your baby unless you have excessive vomiting and can't keep anything down. If you have severe morning sickness, talk to your health care professional who can determine if you will need a prescription medication. The medication worked for me, but is different for every woman. Do not take over the counter medications without checking with your medical professional first. Should you be unable to eat or drink fluids and keep it down for 24 hours straight, you may have something called hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition can be harmful to both you and your baby, so you should contact your doctor right away, if these more severe symptoms occur, to see if you need any special treatment. * Everyone is different when it comes to the lovely symptoms and side effects of pregnancy. My morning sickness went away as soon as I hit my 4th month, like someone hit the off switch, while other women have it all the way through their pregnancy. Try eating a piece of dry toast or some crackers to settle your stomach, things will get better. Congratulations and enjoy being pregnant, it can be one of the best times in your life. == == * Each pregnancy is different, some will not have morning sickness at all, some will have it the whole nine months. If you are lucky, it should start to get better by your 13th week. * It all depends on the person. With my first child I was sick the whole pregnancy. I lost 30 lbs. With my second child I lost 20 lbs but was only sick until the middle of the second trimester (unless I didn't eat first thing in the morning). For my last child I was only a little nauseated. * Normal morning sickness peaks around weeks 8-10 and feels much better by week 12 and is gone completely by week 16.
Does every pregnant woman experience morning sickness?
No, not every woman will experience morning sickness during pregnancy. About 75% of pregnant women have morning sickness at sometime during their pregnancy. The good thing is, obviously, you won't be sick. The bad thing is that it may be harder for you to notice your symptoms of pregnancy if you are not planning it. Here is advice and input: I'm pregnant and besides getting violently ill once for a few minutes, I have not been sick. My first doctor's visit will be next week. And, I hope eveything' is fine. Some people don't get morning sickness at all. I know people who don't. Those people are extremely lucky. Not everyone has specific pregnancy symptoms. Morning sickness is a common one that many women experience. No. It is a very common condition for women who are pregnant, but some don't even experience "morning sickness". Some women have it early in the pregnancy, for others it is late or in the middle, and in a few women it lasts the entire 9 months. I, however, am one of the lucky ones, I am 14 weeks pregnant with no morning sickness at all. At least one fourth of all pregnancies do not involve morning sickness. Approximately 50 to 75 % of pregnant women experience a period in early pregnancy with nausea, and about 30% also experience vomiting. Some studies have shown that you are more likely to have morning sickness if: You have a history of migraines. You had nausea and vomiting in a prior pregnancy. You have a medical history of negative side effects of nausea and vomiting from trying birth control pills. Some women have this response to higher estrogen levels. You tend to have motion sickness. If your mother or sisters have had morning sickness, there are studies to suggest that there is higher chance you will, due to a genetic predisposition. One study found that you are 50% more likely to have morning sickness with severe nausea and vomiting if your baby is a girl. You have twins or other multiples. There are higher levels of pregnancy hormones in your system when carrying twins, which also can make it so the symptoms are worse than average in some women. But it is not universal, some mothers of twins have no nausea or vomiting at all. Everyone is different. Some people don't experience sickness at all. Some people do all day, everyday. Some people only every once in a while. In fact some people have no symptoms at all. Of course every woman is different, some may experience no morning sickness at all, whereas others will experience it all the way through their pregnancy.
How frequently do you have morning sickness in the early stages of pregnancy?
: It would be considered to be normal to have morning sickness (nausea/sick to your stomach) every day for some women, starting as early as the second week after conception, and for others none during the entire pregnancy. Morning sickness (which can happen any time of the day or night) could last up until 13 weeks, but if it lasts for a longer period you should at least notify your health care professional that it is still occurring (although that may just be normal for you). Sometimes it lasts 16 weeks which is perfectly normal for some women, or in a low percentage of cases, for the whole nine months. Your health care professional can determine what is normal for you or if you need treatment. Nausea with vomiting is common, but a slightly more severe form of morning sickness, and too frequent vomiting can be problematic, causing dehydration, improper nutrition for mother and baby, and even electrolyte imbalance. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids (sports drinks are a good choice to replace the electrolytes, if tolerated). You would want to report it to your obstetrician if you vomit four times or more in one day or if you are unable to hold down any food or fluids for a full 24 hours. Some lucky women do not experience any morning sickness, which is just as normal and does not mean anything is wrong with the pregnancy. And some have very severe cases of unrelenting vomiting, which is a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It requires medical intervention to assure proper fluid balance and nutrition. The smell of cooking meat or of certain other foods or chemicals can trigger morning sickness, so try to allow plenty of flow through ventilation from the kitchen, ask someone else to do the cooking, and sniff lemons or ginger to help offset the offensive odors that cause the sickness. Additional Information: I know with my two pregnancies, I never actually got sick to the point I was throwing up. I had my good days when I did not feel sick, and days where I felt sick all day. So I guess it all depends on the woman. I also found that when I did feel sick, eating ginger snap cookies or drinking ginger ale helped a lot. So, try eating anything with ginger in it and it should help the nausea. See the related questions below for additional information on alleviating morning sickness. yes the vomiting has multiple down sides a: dehydration b: erosion of the esophagus...... you should definitely follow up w/ your internal medicine physician.
Is it normal to vomit bile or a yellow substance while pregnant?
If you are vomiting this in the early mornings, when you first wake up, it is not unusual. The reason for the color is that you don't have anything in your stomach. This is referred to as morning sickness, and may indicate that you are pregnant. If vomiting is accompanied by a fever or abdominal pain, or persists for more than a day or two, see your doctor. These can be symptoms of digestive disorders.
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Worried not feeling nausea at 8 weeks pregnant?
Pregnancy symptoms are different for every person. Some women notice less symptoms in their 2nd, 3rd and so on, pregnancies and some women never have morning sickness, tender breats, etc. If you feel that there is cause for concern it is best to consult your doctor who has your medical history to give you the best answer for your personal situation.
What would make a doctor induce labor?
Answer Having given birth twice by induction, I can tell you what they did for me. There are two main ways to induce labor; pitocin given by injection and/or punturing the membrane, also called "breaking the waters". When this is done, surgical utensil shaped like a crochet needle is inserted into the cervix via vaginal canal and tears a small hole in the amniotic sac. This causes the "water to break" and usually induces labor shortly thereafter. The amniotic sac can and usually does rupture by itself when the fetus is fully grown, but this method was used on me because I was at full-term and any more growth may have resulted in health problems for the baby and I. Word of advice: If you plan on having an epidural during labor, ask your doctor/midwife/anesthesiologist to get that going BEFORE they induce your labor. When my labor was induced, I went immediately into hard labor (also called 3rd phase) after my membrane sac was ruptured. I was only 4 centimeters dialated and fully effaced. I went from 4 to 8 centimeters within 1 very painful hour. This can be very traumatizing for anyone in their first labor, especially if they had planned on getting an epidural. I never needed to use pitocin, so you may want to ask your doctor how this process works. Answer If you are wanting to be induced before your due date then there is a risk that the baby would be born prematurely. Dates and even ultrasound can sometimes be a little 'off' with accurately dating the age of a pregnancy and/ or baby. 37 weeks is usually the 'official' cut- off point for a pre- term labor but one baby may be mature at this age while another may be immature.It may risk his/her health and even their life if they were induced. It is usually so much better to wait unless there is a good medical reason to induce. Once I was in hospital with a woman who had insisted on an induction because she was so depressed with being pregnant, but she later regretted it. She was more depressed than before and now had an infant in special care as well. As for full- term inductions, I would heartily second what the first contributor said. Artificially induced labors are so much more difficult to cope with. Most labors are painful but somehow the pain is more vicious and difficult to get on top of. It lacks the rhythm of the natural process. At least, it did for me. I was induced with both of my children. My first pregnancy went so smoothly that I couldn't wait to do it again before I had even left the hospital. I had gestational diabetes with both children. Though I didn't have it, high blood pressure may also be another cause to induce labor. With my son, I had low amniotic fluid which the doctor's monitored 2 or more times a week. If it reaches and remains below a certain point, they may induce labor for that reason. It is always safest to push the pregnancy out as close to the due date as possible, but if it becomes medically necessary doctor's may choose to induce. There are many reasons why doctor's would choose to induce labor. If they think the child, or mother's, life or health may be at risk, then they will induce. Inducing labor is not much different from natural labor in that progress can happen in any stage and at any rate. I had two very different outcomes with induction so it varies from person to person and birth to birth.
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Is a white lotion-like substance after intercourse a symptom of pregnancy?
It depends on when the discharge is occurring; if it is immediately after intercourse then it is just a combination of fluids from your and your partner's bodies, vaginal secretions and semen. If you are discharging days after intercourse, then that may be a sign of pregnancy. Check the link. It could be a number of things, like an STD or a vaginal yeast infection. You should definitely see your doctor about this. Good luck. Usually no. Most of the time this is just ejaculation leaving the body. But it could be something else depending on if the discharge is irritating or smells bad, So unless it is bothersome I wouldn't worry about it. See Related Links See the Related Links for "Americanbaby.com: 8 Signs You May Be Pregnant" to the bottom for the answer.
What is the color and consistency of vomit when having morning sickness?
== == That depends upon what you have eaten before. It will look the color of the food you ate when still undigested food in your stomach, or the ordinary color of emesis (vomit) after some digestion, but when your stomach is empty (like in the morning when you first wake up), it usually is a thin liquid that is yellowish in color.
Why does eating a protein meal late at night prevent morning sickness?
Although there are other factors involved as known causes for morning sickness, one of the main causes of morning sickness is low blood sugar (also called hypoglycemia). Examples of other causes besides hypoglycemia are fluctuating hormone levels, and some people believe that morning sickness is a built-in method from nature to protect the early fetal development from injuring-microbes that might be consumed in foods, such as meats, that are commonly associated with food-borne illness.) When you are very early in the pregnancy, your body has not yet adjusted to "eating for two" and may not be regulating your blood sugars as well as usual. While you are sleeping, and not consuming any foods, the fetus is still "eating" your stored calories. This makes your blood sugar dip low by morning, which typically causes nausea (even when not in pregnancy). Proteins are metabolized slower in the body than are carbohydrates, meaning that the calories last longer when you eat proteins and keep your blood sugars more stable when fasting at night. That is why if you eat a protein snack at night (cheese, meat, peanut butter, etc.), it can help your blood sugar stay more stabilized until breakfast. Often, if you will eat the very first thing upon waking up one or two plain soda crackers (aka saltines), it will help prevent morning sickness because they are a rapidly absorbed source of carbohydrates that can more quickly increase the blood sugar levels to replenish. Once that has relieved any nausea from the low blood sugar, you then eat a nutritious breakfast (that includes proteins to steady the blood sugars) to help you start the day with fewer morning sickness symptoms. Not all women experience morning sickness, which is another sign that it is likely associated with how a woman's body metabolizes calories and stabilizes blood sugar levels. That is why, in some women whose bodies do that less well than others (even when not pregnant), "morning sickness" can happen any time of the day and not just in the morning. It also can happen either only at the beginning of pregnancy or continue longer, even up until delivery in some unfortunate women. The best all around plan for avoiding morning sickness symptoms (or nausea due to hypoglycemia at any time of the day), is to eat small portions but more frequently. These frequent mini-meals should include all types of foods, i.e, proteins, complex carbohydrates (like fruits and vegetables), fats, whole grains, etc., and avoid as much as possible the simple carbohydrates (like saltines, most breads that are not whole grain, sweets, and other "starches" like corn, white rice and white potatoes). Five or more smaller meals is much better than only three big ones. Some women switch to eating every two or three hours all day with protein at night to keep the blood sugars even. Ask your obstetrician to suggest the most appropriate diet for you while your baby develops.
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What can you do to cure morning sickness?
Ginger helps relieve nausea. Many women sip ginger ale or eat Ginger Snap cookies. If you do not like the taste of Ginger Snaps, buy ground ginger and put in your food when you are cooking, or you can fill gelatin capsules (get them at the drug store) with ground ginger and take like medicine (check with your doctor to be sure it is okay for you). There are also Ginger candies (often found in Asian markets) and Crystallized ginger in the spice section of the grocery store to eat like candy. Some women say that even just sniffing fresh ginger slices helps. Chicken stock or broth can be made or bought canned and add quarter sized pieces of fresh ginger (start with four quarter sized round slices and then adjust by taste for more or less ginger flavor) and simmer the broth until the ginger slices have turned a darker color. You may also want to add some lemon grass stems for more flavor. Make this ahead and freeze in ice cube trays so you can make a cup in the microwave with one or two cubes whenever you feel the nausea. If you like sweeter things, then make ginger tea with water and ginger slices plus honey (or sweetener or sugar) and a twist of lemon to sip. It can also be made ahead and kept in refrigerator to sip cold or reheat in the microwave. Honey is fine for moms-to-be to eat, you have developed the antibodies that are needed to be able to safely eat honey, but it is not something to give a child until at least one year old. Your unborn baby will not be harmed if you eat honey. Heartburn and indigestion occurs generally in the first trimester and the last trimester. It's very common. The best thing you can do is to start eating smaller/lighter meals and not lie down for at least a half hour after eating, keeping head up on two pillows instead of flat. Many doctors recommend Tums to relieve acid indigestion. Or you could try some of the products for nausea that contain ginger, like Gingera. Ginger has known to help relieve the nausea and indigestion from morning sickness and indigestion in pregnancy, plus motion sickness and sea sickness. There are also wrist bands for sea sickness that use acupressure to stop nausea that many pregnant women have found helpful. Sniff or suck on a slice of lemon or eat soda crackers or saltines to help keep your blood sugar from being too low. Other foods many women suggest are: salty potato chips, pretzels, Popsicles, gelatin desserts, watermelon, sips of lemonade. If you let foods cool from cooking temperatures to room temperature before serving, since foods have less aroma at that temperature than when hot. See the related question below: "Why does eating a protein meal late at night prevent morning sickness?" Other contributors have said: * There is always the "eat crackers before you get out of bed" thing. For me this did not work. I wore sea bands for most of my pregnancy and they worked pretty well. You can buy them in just about any drug store where they have motion sickness medicine. They are little stretchy bands with little plastic balls on them that you wear on your wrists. The little ball pushes something in your wrist that short circuits the message to your brain to be sick. They work really well. Other things that helped me were sucking on lemon slices (sounds awful, but really helps!) and eating dry Cheerios. I kept Cheerios next to my bed for months. Also try to eat them right before you go to sleep and if you get up during the night, try to eat a handful. This almost always prevented sickness the next morning. * Although they taste sour and not sweet, lemons actually have more sugar than many other sweeter tasting fruits. The sweet flavored foods often add to nausea in morning sickness, so that is why lemons can work so well. Some women find salty flavored foods are better. Cheerios, like saltine crackers, are another source of a fast acting carbohydrate that converts quickly in your body to raise your blood sugar, but does not taste too sweet. See the related question below about proteins and morning sickness. * Many moms swear that ginger helps alleviate the nausea that comes with pregnancy. Eat anything with ginger in it, such as ginger cookies, hard ginger candy or crystallized ginger. Drinking ginger tea is also great, calming your stomach naturally. Just break a piece of fresh ginger root, grate and put in hot water. There are also ginger capsules sold today. Check with your doctor first to be sure that taking this supplement is okay for you. == == * Morning sickness can be prevented by eating plain crackers before even sitting up in bed. Crystallized ginger pieces are good to keep in your hand bag to prevent nausea, as a handy snack. Ginger tea and honey is also very effective. * If you dwell on the fact that you feel ill, you will continue to feel that way, try to distract yourself from it. * Avoid being at your PC for too long, the refresh flicker on the screen is known to cause morning sickness in some people. * Try yogurt, ice cream, apple sauce, and baked potatoes which are also great options. * If you don't like ginger, try a little apple cider vinegar in water with a little honey. This is also very effective. * Saltine crackers and 7-up. Leave some on the bedside table and nibble a few before you even get up. * I found ginger very effective, either plain ginger or ginger beer. A proper one though not ginger flavor soda.
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Morning Sickness
What are the first signs of pregnancy?
A missed period is usually understood as the first sign of pregnancy. Other symptoms may present as well. These include fatigue, changes in appetite, and tender/swollen breasts among other things. If you find out you are pregnant it is important to take the necessary time to assess your own situation. Consult with the people you love and trust.
Asked in Health, Morning Sickness, Head Injuries
Why do you feel sick at school in lunch room?
It might be anxiety but it's too general. Is it like this every day? Just today? It may be because you haven't eaten enough within the last 8 hours which causes stomach aches as well. It really isn't anything to worry about but if it continues to presist and it really and I mean really concerns you, go see your family doctor.
Does having morning sickness predict the gender of a unborn child?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Morning Sickness
How do you stop feeling sick?
Have a drink of a cold glass of water. If you have medicene take that, that may help a lot! exhaling in your nose and exhaling out your mouth can help you from being or feeling sick/queezy. If you have a tummy ache then suck on a peppermint- it always helps sooth the stomach like gaviscon does. if you have cramps, zantac is a reccomended tablet to get. this message is coming from a young girl with IBS. hopefully this helped