Morning Sickness Symptoms and Remedies
At some point during a woman's pregnancy, she has a 50% chance of experience morning sickness. Morning sickness affects day to day activities like eating, making them uncomfortable or hard to deal with. While this condition does not effect all women in the same way, some symptoms are fairly typical. Here are some of the most common symptoms and options for dealing with them. Most women who experience morning sickness symptoms report having a much more sensitive sense of smell. In alot of ways this is not a good thing as you will notice that you don't have much tolerance for unpleasant smells during this time. If the hubby has forgotten to take the garbage out again you may find yourself vomiting whereas you would have only made a face before. The main remedy for this is simply to avoid odors that bother you as much as possible. You might try doing a whole house aromatherapy with candles or essential oils to help with this symptom. The smell of peppermint is especially good for morning sickness symptoms, as peppermint is beneficial for digestion and the stomach, even as a scent. It is totally normal to have your morning sickness symptoms manifest in a change of food preference but if it becomes extreme you should be careful and, no matter what, make sure you are meeting dietary needs. It is perfectly fine to follow your body's cravings--to a point. For example: lots of pregnant women say that they crave crackers, pickles and ice cream. If, however, you discover that you can't stop eating certain foods, you run the risk of unbalancing your body's nutrition. The common thought is that a pregnant woman should take in about three hundred more calories than she does when she isn't pregnant; if you go over this regularly because of your cravings, talk to your doctor. The last symptom we will discuss are headaches. These can be connected to the nausea and stomach discomfort that also accompany this condition. Knowing what medications you can take that are safe for the baby, is something most pregnant women struggle with. Currently it is believed that aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided since it has been linked to birth defects and other problems. Many believe that Tylenol containing acetaminophen is considered safe. Your doctor can help you to determine which pain relievers are safe for you to take though. Often you need rest, and the headaches are just telling you this. Try a cold press to help alleviate the pain from the headache caused by your morning sickness. Morning sickness is not the part of pregnancy that any woman wishes to hold on to. The bonus is it doesn't last long, however, in the midst of it this doesn't help. As always your doctor should be contacted prior to any home remedies you try, especially for severe pain.