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Morning Sickness Statistics

According to morning sickness statistics, about 75 percent of all pregnant women experience the unfortunate side effect of morning sickness during the beginning of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, some women even experience the morning sickness during other parts of the day and even throughout the pregnancy.

Typically morning sickness involves feelings of nausea and even vomiting and headaches during the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy. However, for some women the sickness may last longer into the pregnancy. For other women, morning sickness doesn't happen at all, or occurs later in pregnancy. Ultimately, morning sickness statistics shows that the majority of pregnant women do experience some instances of routine nausea and vomiting throughout the pregnancy at some point or another. About 30 percent of the women that do experience nausea and headaches, do experience vomiting, according to recent morning sickness statistics. Like other pregnancy symptoms, not all women are going to experience every pregnancy symptom. It often depends on the woman, any preexisting conditions and other factors like the gender of the baby, etc. There are a couple of factors that can contribute to women being more prone to morning sickness, according to several morning sickness statistics and other reports.

Morning Sickness Statistics:

For example, some morning statistics studies show that you are more likely to have morning sickness during pregnancy if you have a history of migraines or if you have had nausea and vomiting in a prior pregnancy. If you have a medical history of negative side effects of nausea and vomiting from birth control pills, you might be more prone to morning sickness since some women experience the nausea in response to higher estrogen levels. If you are someone that has motion sickness, you might be more inclined to have morning sickness during pregnancy. If your mother or sisters had morning sickness, there is a chance you might have it to based  on some morning sickness statistics studies that show morning sickness has a genetic predisposition. Other studies have found that you are 50 percent more likely to have morning sickness with severe nausea and vomiting if you are pregnant with a girl. If you have twins or other multiples, you might have a higher chance of experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy since some of the pregnancy symptoms during this kind of a pregnancy are multiplied due to being pregnant with more than one baby. However, despite these morning sickness statistics, there are no guarantees or proof that you will or won't have it. There are also no guarantees that your morning sickness will actually come in the morning. For some women, they are more likely to experience nausea and vomiting after eating or at night time. It all depends on your body and your pregnancy. 

Fortunately experiencing morning sickness is actually a good symptom to have during pregnancy because it means that the hormone levels are increasing appropriately (as this is what causes the nausea) and the placenta is developing well. However, that does not meaning morning sickness is a fun symptom to experience during pregnancy. There are a few helpful do's and don'ts to help you out during pregnancy in dealing with your morning sickness. Because pregnant women need to be careful of the types of medications they take during pregnancy, be sure to talk to your doctor before your take any medications to help get rid of the nausea and vomiting to make sure it is not going to harm the baby. There are also other natural ways you can cope with the morning sickness.

Ways to Alleviate Morning Sickness

Make sure and eat small meals and eat them often. This keeps your metabolism going and doesn't allow for the stomach acid to build up too long in your system. Be sure and drink fluids throughout the day. Try and drink fluids about a half hour before or after you eat a meal, but not during. Try eating soda crackers about 15 minutes before you get up in the morning. Eat what you are craving. Including in these cravings will grant your body the nutrients it needs to grow a healthy baby. Go outside for a breath of fresh air if you find that certain smells make the nausea worse. Get plenty of rest throughout the day. Be careful not to get too hot as being too warm can make the nausea worse. Trying sniffing lemons or ginger to help alleviate the nausea. Trying drinking lemonade or eating watermelon to help relieve nausea. Eating salty potato chips can actually help settle the stomach as well. Get exercise to help the body continue to burn the food quickly so it is not sitting in your stomach causing stomach acid and nausea. Be careful to not lie down right after eating. Do not skip meals, and do not let this condition go untreated if you find nothing helps you relieve the nausea. Be sure to talk to your doctor in case you might have developed Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is a condition characterized by severe nausea, vomiting and weight loss. This condition can create problems in your pregnancy and can make it so you aren't gaining the weight you need for a healthy pregnancy. If you experience severe vomiting that prevents you from keeping food down or if you find you also have an accompanying fever, you might want to consult your doctor or midwife. Be sure to also contact your doctor if the nausea persists past your 12th week of pregnancy. 

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