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Nausea during pregnancy is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. It is known to be an early sign of pregnancy and some women feel nausea even before they’ve received their free pregnancy test. It is most often experienced between 7 weeks and 12 weeks of pregnancy. The cause is usually associated with increased hormone levels of the pregnancy, but it has not been found to affect the growing fetus.
It can feel like a queasiness that surfaces at any time during the day or night, despite being known as “morning sickness“. Strong smell aversions, acid reflux, or a metallic taste in the mouth can also accompany this nausea.
Here are some ideas to help ease symptoms you may be experiencing:
Remember that this phase of pregnancy is not usually prolonged, and some healthy distractions of daily life can provide relief. Maintain hydration and enough sleep, and allow time for the baby to grow. Certainly, prolonged vomiting or inability to keep liquids down should be evaluated by a physician. This is an exciting time and filled with hopeful anticipation. At Alcove Health we want to support you through this time by providing helpful community resources, medical referrals, and material needs. Please call us to schedule an appointment today!