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Nausea and Your Pregnancy

Nausea during your pregnancy can be discouraging and painful. The expert obstetricians at Pacific Women’s Center will help relieve the symptoms of morning sickness

A majority of women who become pregnant experience nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy. Commonly referred to as “morning sickness,” this unfortunate circumstance rarely only happens in the morning. You may feel sick and fatigued throughout the entire day or week with little relief.

While morning sickness is terrible to deal with, you should know that it’s a very normal occurrence and will not affect your baby. Numerous changes in your body during pregnancy all work together to make you nauseated. Increased levels of stress, hormonal changes, a temporarily enhanced sense of smell, and an overly sensitive stomach all add up to a recurring feeling of nausea.

As we noted above, moderate nausea and vomiting won’t affect your baby. However, if you are experiencing prolonged bouts of nausea and vomiting or if your morning sickness lasts much longer than a month or two, contact your obstetrician as soon as possible. This may be a sign of something more severe than simple nausea.

You may begin feeling nauseated around the 6th week of your pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women who experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy don’t see much relief until around the 14th week when many of the symptoms usually subside.

There are a few things you can do to treat or mitigate your nausea, such as:

  • Eating smaller, more frequent meals,
  • Avoiding any foods that may trigger nausea
  • Relieving stress
  • Taking your prenatal vitamins

The good news is that there are new treatments available that help relieve your nausea and vomiting. At Pacific Women’s Center, our obstetricians have helped many women just like you find relief.

The new treatment is only available from a physician, so if you are ready to finally feel better and stop your stomach from aching, call us at 541-342-8616 or Contact Us today.