Dealing With Morning Sickness

Morning sickness symptoms effect more than half of all women at some point during their pregnancy.

Morning sickness affects day to day activities like eating, making them uncomfortable or hard to deal with. Not all women are affected the same, but most have very similar symptoms. We will help you to identify these symptoms and how to lessen their effect on your life.

Some women experience heightened sense of smell during morning sickness spells. Of course this is not good news because you may have a different tolerance level for unpleasant odors that you normally would. Ask the husband or significant other to make sure the trash goes out regularly if you want to avoid having the smell of the garbage make you vomit. 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. Peppermint has a settling effect on the stomach and it smells pleasant too. Once in a while a small number of women will require medical attention for their morning sickness symptoms. If you are experiencing the most severe symptoms you need to seek medical help as soon as possible especially if you notice increased heart rates, severe vomiting and weight loss as well as dehydration. You will hear your physician call this condition hypremesis gravidarum. This is not a condition that happens often, in fact, it happens in less than one percent of the population so don’t worry about it if you are having more typical symptoms. Just to be on the safe side, if you are concerned that this might be your issue don’t wait, call your doctor.

A common symptom of morning sickness is also headaches. Nausea and stomach discomfort are often in conjunction with these headaches. A common challenge faced by pregnant women are finding safe medications. Many believe that aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided, since birth defects and other problems have been linked to it. You could try Tylenol which contains acetaminophen, since it is considered safe by most doctors.

You should, however, ask your doctor about which pain relievers are safe to take. A headache could simply be an indication that you need rest. Cold presses can also help to relieve the headaches that are sometimes one of the symptoms of morning sickness.

While some women experience symptoms that are worse than others, it is safe to assume that any woman with morning sickness feels miserable. Home remedies are usually helpful for tolerable symptoms. However, you should see your doctor if you are in real pain. In the end, morning sickness symptoms are different for everyone, regardless of how similar they may appear.