Morning sickness, which is also referred to as nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), typically occurs during the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy and begins to dissipate by the middle to late second trimester. As its name suggests, it occurs most frequently in the morning and the severity tends to decrease as the day goes on. However, morning sickness can occur at any time of day.
While morning sickness can be an uncomfortable side effect of pregnancy, there are ways to calm and alleviate its symptoms.
Most of the time, morning sickness just causes nausea. A variety of things can trigger nausea, such as eating spicy foods or being out in excessive heat. Many times, though, nothing specific triggers nausea. This feeling can leave pregnant women feeling tired and cause them to lose their appetite.
Sometimes, nausea progresses to vomiting. When that happens, pregnant women may begin to feel thirsty and drained due to dehydration.
The foods you eat when dealing with morning sickness will directly impact how you feel. Some foods can help alleviate the symptoms of nausea, while others will only make those feelings worse.
Because raw veggies are cold, they make the perfect snack when dealing with nausea. Other snacks that you can munch on during the day include pretzels, Jell-O, crackers and flavored popsicles such as lemon or watermelon. For lunch and dinner, you can try a cold sandwich such as a hoagie or broth or chicken noodle soup.
To make sure you stay hydrated, keep sipping plenty of water. Drinks such as ginger ale, peppermint tea and lemon water help keep you refreshed while soothing the symptoms of nausea.
There are some foods that you should specifically avoid if you are dealing with morning sickness because they can make symptoms worse. These include:
If you can’t manage your nausea or are experiencing fluid loss from vomiting, IV therapy can help alleviate the symptoms of morning sickness. At Arizona IV Medics, we can administer IV solutions that even include nausea medicine after your first trimester to help you experience relief from your symptoms.
IV therapy treats all the side effects of morning sickness, including nausea, vomiting and even dehydration, as well as the electrolyte loss and cramping that tends to go with it. Instead of having to go to the hospital to receive an IV infusion, we offer mobile IVs for morning sickness that make your life easier.
Our team has served thousands of individuals throughout the Phoenix, Tuscon, Scottsdale, Flagstaff and Lake Havasu areas. Equipped with hydration IVs for morning sickness, such as our signature Myer’s Cocktail, they can help you find relief for your symptoms right from the comfort of your home.
Contact us today to set up your appointment.