Morning Sickness

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, also known as morning sickness, is very common in early pregnancy. It’s unpleasant, but it doesn’t put your baby at any increased risk and usually clears up by weeks 16 to 20 of pregnancy.

With morning sickness, some women are sick (vomit) and some have a feeling of sickness (nausea) without being sick. The term “morning sickness” is misleading. It can affect you at any time of the day or night, and some women feel sick all day long.

You already know, deep inside you, that there’s nothing wrong with feeling nauseous or being sick, it’s due to chemical changes and extra demands on your body.

Indeed many women feel nauseous or are actually sick but don’t even worry about it – they simply accept it as a normal part of their pregnancy, knowing that it will be over soon.

Some pregnant women have cravings for food they don’t normally eat and their body may be trying to get rid of that food by making them sick – in this case it can be very healthy to get rid of the food that your body doesn’t really need.

Being aware of this condition helps you to find ways of dealing with it – and one way that can help is to adjust your routine – if something triggers the sickness then know what that trigger is and avoid it.

Another way is to distract your mind and you can do this in many different ways.

With Wellbeing Practice we help you develop effective relaxation techniques and grow your emotional understanding enabling you to have confidence and feel great during this wonderful and very natural experience.

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