Morning sickness, or feeling nauseous or the need to throw up, is almost inevitable in early pregnancy, especially if you have these risk factors:
- Having motion sickness.
- Having migraines.
- Pregnancy with more than one fetus.
Tips for managing morning sickness:
- Stay away from odors or foods that trigger your morning sickness.
- Keep snacking on carbohydrates during the day.
- Drink ginger ale, or ginger tea because ginger has anti-emetic properties. If you can’t drink it, try ginger capsules or candies like gin-gins
- Take vitamin B6 supplements (Pyridoxine).
- Take your vitamins after you eat, or before you go to sleep.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids to compensate for your fluid loss.
- Always wash your mouth after throwing up.
- If these tips didn’t work, try seeing a doctor.
Sometimes morning sickness becomes severe, where it results in the loss of a very large amount of fluid, in this case, it’s called hyperemesis gravidarum, and it’s more common with women who are pregnant with females.
When should you see a doctor?
- You urinate very infrequently, or your urine is very dark in color.
- You throw up whenever you drink.
- Standing up makes you dizzy.
- Your heart beats very fast.