It typically begins at around 7 weeks' gestation and is usually gone by the 14th week. However, unfortunately for some women, it can continue throughout the whole pregnancy.
When sickness is constant and even water is not being kept down, medical help should
be sought as dehydration can occur in as few as 1-
On a positive note, nausea and vomiting are usually a sure sign that all is very well with the pregnancy as high levels of pregnancy hormones can often be a cause of the sickness.
These days, unless sickness is severe, the medical profession try to avoid prescribing medication since the use of the drug thalidomide in the late 1950s to the early 1960s caused thousands of babies across the world to be born with developmental defects to their limbs.
Fortunately, there are many simple and effective natural remedies for morning sickness that you can help to ease nausea and vomiting in pregnancy:
Eat little and often -
If you are particularly trouble by sickness first thing in the morning, try eating a high protein (but not high fat) food just before you go to bed
Try to avoid strong odours
Avoid excessively spicy or fatty foods
Take gentle regular exercise even if this is just a short walk around the block
Sip chamomile or ginger tea. You can make ginger tea by steeping a small piece
of ginger root (1-
Stress and worry or very mixed feelings about pregnancy which can often be unconscious seem to be important causative factors in morning sickness. If you have tried the resources above and nausea still persists, hypnotherapy can be a very effective natural remedy for morning sickness and can also be used alongside other treatments.