You and Morning Sickness
When you became pregnant, morning sickness probably was not something you were looking forward to or asking for. I'm sure you probably didn't even expect pregnancy to make you feel so poorly at all, but you are in fact pregnant and morning sickness is in fact a part of it. While you are most likely looking forward to the baby coming I'm sure morning sickness isn't something you love dealing with every morning as you wake up or even throughout your day. It can be messy and embarrassing at times. However fifty to ninety percent of all women are affected by morning sickness at some point during their pregnancy. Rest assured however that it will subside eventually and you won't feel this terrible forever, besides we're sure your little bundle of joy is going to be worth it.
While research is being done to learn more about morning sickness, doctors still don't know the exact cause of morning sickness and many studies are being done to try and understand it. Numerous theories have been formed about why women do get morning sickness. Some researchers say that it could be your body's way of keeping the baby safe from harm, like a defense mechanism. Some say that it is our body's way of exfoliating itself of harmful chemicals and toxins that could hurt the baby. Some people even think that it's the inner ear that causes the nausea somewhat similar to motion sickness. These are all mostly just theories at this point but doctors are working hard to figure out the true cause.
However, it is important to keep in mind that morning sickness is a normal thing that happens to many women during pregnancy is usually not a cause for concern. While you may feel incredibly terrible and sick all the time the morning sickness is usually only most prevalent in the first trimester and should subside eventually just try to remember to keep hydrated and stay as relaxed as you possibly can.
So next time morning sickness begins to affect you, it simply means that you are ready to take into thought how you should be handling the situation. It is also important to keep in mind that morning sickness is different for every woman and is usually different in every pregnancy even with the same woman. So while morning sickness is truly a pain, and nothing to be considered fun, morning sickness is a normal part of each individual pregnancy and you're most likely going to be okay as long as you try and keep hydrated. If however you get to the point where you really don't think your morning sickness is normal or if you are concerned, it's always good to get input from your primary care physician or your obstetrician, sometimes it can ease your concerns and make you feel a lot better. On certain occasions they can even recommend good ways to subside your morning sickness. So just stay cool, calm, and informed.