Smell The Coffee – Morning Sickness
If you are one of the lucky few not to suffer from morning sickness I envy you a great deal! I suffered from morning sickness in my pregnancies and it is no fun!
Pregnancy sickness can occur at any time of the day, although early morning is a common time, hence the term used to describe it’s often ‘morning’ sickness.
Sickness can start before you miss your first period, and then it’s usual to feel much better after three months. Not everyone’s so lucky – some women are sick throughout their pregnancy.
Pregnancy hormones, circulating in the body, affect all your organs and prepare your body to sustain new life. One theory is that they are responsible for sickness, as a means of protecting the baby from harmful substances, the sickness generally stops when the baby’s major organs have developed.
The most common and well known symptoms of morning sickness are nausea and being sick. There are simple causes for different women feeling varying degrees of this. Even though the inconvenience can be significant and uncomfortable, it is best to consider this simply that the body is responding normally to the pregnancy (hind sight is a wonderful thing – there is no way I would of said this at the time).
Anybody who knows me will know I have a great affection for coffee (black no sugar please). It can be a real struggle to walk past a coffee shop and not go in. Just the smell of fresh coffee perks me up! With my pregnancies this was not the case.
Pregnancy commonly comes with an enhanced sense of smell which may be causing those symptoms of morning sickness, not only did I have to give up my coffee addiction for the sake of my babies but for the sake of my stomach! Sitting in an office full of coffee drinkers when you cannot keep your breakfast down was a challenging experience for me.
Given the fact that morning sickness is a good thing, coping with morning sickness is not simple nor an easy matter to bear. Some cases of morning sickness and pregnancy are mild and annoying while other cases of it can involve vomiting up to the point of dehydration and other complications. I tried some of the tips to cure my morning sickness, ginger, having food before getting out of bed with varying degrees of success. Some of them just don’t seem all that practical when you’ve a child to get ready, take to school and get yourself off to work not much time to relax and take it easy in the mornings. I have however read good things about travel sickness bands and have made a mental note to try them next time.
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