Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy; however, pretty much no matter who you are, one of the most significant pregnancy symptoms is a delayed or missed menstrual cycle.
Knowing what the symptoms of pregnancy are can help you distinguish whether or not you are pregnant, or suffering from some illness. For some women, symptoms start within a week of conception, for others, it may take several weeks before symptoms start to manifest.
Pregnancy Morning Sickness Remedy
Almost every book about pregnancy mentions morning sickness in some way, shape or form. Morning sickness seems to be a misnomer, as some women experience nausea and vomiting all day, all night, yet the thousands of expectant women who experience morning sickness know it's a much more serious problem than a paragraph or two in a book or pamplet can address. Considering how common morning sickness symptoms are, it is ironic that so little information has been available about it until very recently.
Some women are fortunate and have only mild or moderate discomfort for a few weeks. For others, morning sickness is persistent, with relentless nausea for most or all of their pregnancy.
It robs them of the joys of pregnancy, causing problems like insomnia and extreme fatigue. It fact the name morning sickness is a misnomer, as those who suffer it have found that nausea and vomiting can occur at any time, day or night. Women want answers to this problem beyond nibbling on saltine crackers.
Each woman's pregnancy is different as is what triggers a bout of morning sickness. For some, it may be a person's bad breath or humid weather. For others, something as simple as a glass of water or the odor of meat cooking.
Some things that have worked for me and for other women are:
1. Manage your nausea with food. I know you don't want to eat but you really need to.
2. Small frequent meals and not eating and drinking at the same time. If you must drink, take tiny sips to just wash your food down. Don't gulp!
3. Try chewable prenatal vitamins, taken at lunchtime.I took NataChews, prescribed by my doctor.
4. I also used a new medical device called the ReliefBand. It really works! It is a drug free, non-invasive treatment that uses a wrist band that gently stimulates nerves in the wrist. The impulses put out by the band interfere with the normal process of nausea and vomiting, allowing the stomach to return to it's normal rhythm. You have to have a prescription from your doctor.
5. Stock your pantry and refrigerator with sick day foods. Lemonade and orange gatorade, push ups and juice bars, cantaloupe and honeydew melon and Chicken flavored Ramen noodles kept me going and kept me hydrated on really sick days.
6. I also tried using Phenergan and Reglan, which are medications to help the nausea, but only on really sick days.
7. Do not discount the stress in your life. In retrospect.Much of this stress I could not change so I had to find positive methods of coping with the stress. I'm not saying that morning sickness is all in your heads. I just believe that there is a psychological component to it.
Fatigue definitely causes nausea! So, my last suggestion is...
8. Get plenty of rest. Take a nap if you can. Don't keep an immaculate home. If you are having kids, get used to a messy house!!