Pregnancy is an amazing experience, and the end result is a beautiful little bundle of joy, which you will love unconditionally for the rest of your life. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, women receive the best care available in the High Desert and Apple Valley area. Dr. Ahmadinia has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology for over a decade.
While pregnancy is an amazing experience, it is not without its ups and downs. The most common “down” is the morning sickness. While some women experience minimal to no nausea or vomiting other women vomit and have an overall sick feeling the first few months. There are women who, unfortunately, do feel sick and vomit on and off throughout their entire pregnancy.
What Causes Morning Sickness?
Experts cannot pinpoint any specific reason for morning sickness. However, most doctors believe it is a combination of hormonal changes and the numerous physical changes that are occurring in the woman’s body. Some possible causes of morning sickness include the following:
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) – hCG is the hormone that makes a home pregnancy test positive, during early pregnancy the levels rise quickly. The quick rise in the hormone coincides with the time frame for morning sickness.
Estrogen – Another hormone that rises quickly in the early stages of pregnancy, is also suspected to contribute to morning sickness.
Stress – Some OB/GYNs believe that some women may have morning sickness as a psychological response to stress. Causing them to feel sick or vomit. However, there is no concrete evidence to support the theory.
Treatments for Morning Sickness
While there is no one size “cure all” for morning sickness, there are a number of things that your OBGYN can suggest to help ease the morning sickness. If your morning sickness is, severe Dr. Ahmadinia can prescribe a safe medication you can take.
The morning sickness treatments listed below are the most common ones recommended by an OB/GYN.
- Eat small meals frequently. This helps to ensure your stomach is never empty.
- Eat slowly.
- Don’t lie down after eating, it slows digestion and can make you sick.
- Keep some Ginger Ale or crackers on the nightstand if you feel sick during the night or when you wake up have a cracker and a couple of sips of Gingerale before getting up.
- Get out of bed slowly.
- Don’t drink with your meals.
- Try eating bland foods.
Once your morning sickness goes away, you should be able to return to eating and drinking as you did previously. Keep in mind that Dr. Ahmadinia OBGYN will be monitoring your calorie intake to make sure you and your baby remain healthy.