Coping With The Symptoms of Morning Sickness

If you suffer from morning sickness symptoms you are most likely trying to change your diet and have already sought the help of your doctor. One of the most difficult parts of treating morning sickness is dealing with the fact that every woman experiences it differently. Your pregnancy means that taking medication could cause complications to your health. The following are some common morning sickness symptoms and their treatments.

A morning sickness symptom that is common for most is your appetite will be different than what it was before. Everyone has certain foods they prefer over others, but when you are pregnant and start experiencing morning sickness symptoms, this can change radically. Changes from craving salty food, or preferring cold foods or even hot beverages are common. Certain foods may cause you more problems especially with the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Try focusing on not eating as much solid food and drink more beverages. It is necessary to watch your nutrition and be sure you are getting all you need. Fruit and vegetable juices are very helpful for this. You should probably try to avoid fatty and spicy foods as much as possible, during the time period that you have morning sickness symptoms. In a small minority of cases, morning sickness symptoms become so serious that medical attention is required. The symptoms to watch for are severe nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, abnomal weight loss and dehydration, these indicate that medical attention is necessary. Technically, this is called hyperemesis gravidarum rather than morning sickness. If your symptoms are more on the typical side you need not concern yourself with this condition as it really only happens in less than one percent of pregnancies. Just to be on the safe side, if you are concerned that this might be your issue don’t wait, call your doctor.

One morning sickness symptom that isn’t very common but is usually disturbing is pica–the urge to eat non-food things. Pregnancy commonly causes increased appetites as well as cravings and odd food aversions. There are some times, however, in which the woman craves items that are not food. This can be almost anything, from dirt to paper to pencils. There are a variety of theories about this condition but the most popular one says that it is the body’s attempt to undo a nutritional deficiency. If you have this, talk to your doctor and resist the urge to eat strange items, as this could be dangerous, especially when you’re pregnant. Pica isn’t a wide spread morning sickness symptom but it happens to some women so don’t get scared if it happens to you–just get treatment for it as quickly as possible. Each woman is affected by morning sickness symptoms differently but one thing is universal: there is little you can do once the symptoms set in than simply wait for them to go away. You can use some of the tips in this article to make it easier to go through your morning sickness attacks. BOLA TANGKAS