'Morning sickness'

 

It's so often referred to as 'morning sickness', but many of you will know that this little nasty can rear its head anytime it likes! This 'condition' affects each pregnant woman differently. Some won't experience it at all, some may feel nauseous and some may actually vomit. There are less common situations where a woman may suffer excessive vomiting, and is unable to keep anything down. This condition is called Hyperemesis gravidarum and referral to your LMC is important if this is suspected.

 But for now, let's look at the more common 'morning sickness'. There are a number of different theories behind why some women experience this. There are huge adjustments to a woman's body during this time, including a cocktail of hormonal changes, increased stress, a more sensitive sense of smell, or that metallic taste that some women experience. To grow a special wee human takes some effort.

Solutions.....

 Thankfully....

 
These top tips come from our 'Ask a Childbirth Educator' series of questions from members, November 2013.