The best course of action, for any symptoms you are worried about, is to discuss these with your doctor. In this article, we’ll be discussing some morning sickness symptoms and the best way to treat them.
Some women experience heightened sense of smell during morning sickness spells. This can be problematic in some ways, as you have much less tolerance than usual for any odors that are unpleasant. Whereas before, you may have made a face if the garbage hadn’t been taken out, now you may actually throw up from the smell. The main remedy for this is simply to avoid odors that bother you as much as possible. You might try doing a whole house aromatherapy with candles or essential oils to help with this symptom. Peppermint has a settling effect on the stomach and it smells pleasant too.
On top of the nausea, some women will experience muscle cramps including their back. Discuss with your doctor possible pain relievers if these cramps become severe.
Right after eating and of course first thing in the morning you should be cautious about not making any sudden movements. Light exercise can also be helpful, even though you are probably lacking energy at this time. Complete inactivity can make your symptoms worse and is not good for your body, regardless of how easy you feel you should take it. While, most would agree that cramps are a difficult symptom of morning sickness, be sure to get rest as that is the best treatment for most cases.
Many sufferers of morning sickness find that one of their symptoms are headaches. Often these can be in conjunction with the nausea and stomach discomfort that comes with this condition. A common challenge faced by pregnant women are finding safe medications. The current prevailing belief is that you should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen, which have been linked to birth defects and other problems. Considered safe though, is acetaminophen which is contained in Tylenol.
Your doctor can help you to determine which pain relievers are safe for you to take though. It could be that the headache is telling you that you simply need rest. Headaches that are symptoms of morning sickness can be relieved sometimes by cold presses.
The morning sickness symptoms you experience probably won’t be the same as your friends–they can even change in you from pregnancy to pregnancy! No matter how you are experiencing it, you are no doubt looking forward to the day when it ends. Most morning sickness symptoms discussed in this article aren’t a cause for major concern but if your symptoms become painful or unusual, talk to your doctor.