Dealing With Common Pregnancy Complaints

Written by Beverley Brooke

Pregnancy is not without its side effects. During pregnancy your body will undergo many hormonal changes. These hormone fluctuations can result in a variety of unpleasant symptoms including: nausea, fatigue, bloating and fluid retention and mood swings.

What’s a pregnant woman to do? Believe it or not, there are many changes you can make to your diet that will help minimize many ofrepparttar common pregnancy complaints you are having.

Nausea/Morning Sickness – This is one ofrepparttar 136670 more common complaints pregnant women have, particularly during their first trimester. Many women find that sipping on some

fizzy soda water with fresh squeezed lemon often helps reduce nausea. Ginger tea is also another well known remedy for nausea and morning sickness. If you are still not feeling better, an extra 10 to 25 milligrams of vitamin B6 is often just enough to help ease nausea. You can take a supplement or try foods rich in B6 such as lean meats, fish and avocados.

Edema – Most women swell a little during pregnancy. The best thing you can do to ease swelling is drink more water. You may think you are already drinking too much, but in all reality you probably aren’t. Some women find that wearing compression hosiery can also help reduce fluid retention. Some women also find that a little extra calcium/magnesium can help combat fluid retention and bloating.

Morning Sickness - All Day Sickness!

Written by Beverley Brooke

Morning sickness should be referred to as all day sickness. While some women will sail through pregnancy with nary a symptom of nausea, others will find themselves severely ill for weeks on end.

Morning sickness is actually a misnomer. It can strike at any time any day for several days at a time. Most women will experience morning sickens during their first trimester, when hormone levels are rapidly rising to preparerepparttar body to carry your baby to term.

Morning sickness can be worse inrepparttar 136669 morning, usually because you have an empty stomach. However it is not uncommon for it to strike midday or even inrepparttar 136670 evening. For an unfortunate few,repparttar 136671 feelings of nauseousness that accompany pregnancy sometimes last well intorepparttar 136672 third trimester.

The good news is that there are a number of easy things you can do to help minimizerepparttar 136673 symptoms of morning sickness:

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