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 prepare body to carry your baby to term.
Morning sickness can be worse in morning, usually because you have an empty stomach. However it is not uncommon for it to strike midday or even in evening. For an unfortunate few, feelings of nauseousness that accompany pregnancy sometimes last well into third trimester.
The good news is that there are a number of easy things you can do to help minimize symptoms of morning sickness:
Alcohol And PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
If you have been drinking up until point when you become pregnant or smoking it is also vital that you stop doing so immediately. Many women worry that they consumed a few alcoholic drinks prior to learning they were pregnant. If you are concerned you should talk with your healthcare provider. Chances are that everything will be just fine as long as you stop immediately. At this time there are no recommended safe limits of alcohol to consume during pregnancy, thus it is best that you avoid alcohol all together.
Smoking is equally as harmful for a mother during pregnancy. Smoking can also affect your unborn fetus, potentially contributing to birth defects or respiratory problems later in life. Did you know that when you smoke your baby is receiving less oxygen than they normally would? This can cause your baby to grow less rapidly than they might normally, and may also contribute to preterm labor, which can be potentially life threatening for your infant.