Is this Morning Sickness?
What in the heck is Morning Sickness?? That oh so queasy, can’t get out of bed, can’t smell or eat anything, and at the sight of your socks I might run to the toilet…? Yup, you’ve got it.
The medical term for Morning Sickness is Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP)! Can you believe doctors still don’t really know what causes this phenomenon? There are theories, perhaps elevated hormone levels of HCG, it’s the hormone that your pregnancy test measures…and other research as to gut bacteria growth, but I’m no doctor so we won’t get into that…this blog is just to introduce the symptoms, what you might be experiencing and what Sparkling Mama can help with…
Morning Sickness is a huge misnomer though, because it does not only occur in the morning!
Morning Sickness can occur any time of day or night, and can last from minutes to hours, or like me…all day and all night. Yes, that was a wild ride, two times, for 40+ weeks. That’s for another blog though.
Between 80-90% (depending on the studies out there) of pregnant women will experience some degree of morning sickness. For the majority it starts around week 6 and for the lucky ones subsides by the end of the first trimester. A small percentage of women are left feeling crummy well into their second trimesters, and some, like myself and Kate Middleton, well, it’s pretty much torture for the duration. Morning sickness is not limited to nausea though,
Morning sickness is not limited to nausea though, the nausea can induce vomiting, or just feeling tired and dizzy are other symptoms! You’re body is working overtime get that little nugget developed! Research shows that it may be a good sign if you have morning sickness, a check that things are developing on course. Don’t fret though if you feel great, you lucky lady!
When you are nauseated, and not wanting to eat or drink, it sends your body into a tailspin, so do your best to get something into your tummy. A good start would be Sparkling Mama’s Fizzelixir. Check out our blog about what Fizzelixir is, and stay tuned for other ideas to help battle the nausea.
I hope you Sip. Sooth and Bring that Sparkling Mama back!