Mega Morning Sickness

Kate Middleton’s baby is due to arrive any day now. The royal newborn will make the Duchess and Prince William first-time parents. It’s hard to tell who is more excited about the impending birth—Kate and Wills or the paparazzi. Middleton is said to be counting down the days to motherhood by clothes shopping near her parents’ home. Her retail therapy is a far cry from her hospitalization for severe morning sickness earlier in her pregnancy. Duchess Kate admitted to suffering from an acute form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.  The serious-sounding condition can level even the toughest moms-to-be.  Doctors … Continue reading

Happy News for the Royal Family Despite Illness

 What wonderful news out of England, that Duchess Kate is now pregnant. She is early in her pregnancy, and is unfortunately experiencing a very severe case of a common early pregnancy symptom. Most of us are familiar with morning sickness, and many of us have experienced it at some point during our pregnancies. However, only about one percent of women will experience morning sickness as severely as Duchess Kate is now experiencing it. The scientific name for excessive morning sickness is hyperemesis gravidarum, or excessive vomiting during pregnancy. In case you are wondering what qualifies as excessive vomiting (after all, vomiting … Continue reading

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Like Mother, Like Daughter?

Some things about pregnancy have nothing to do with genetics. For example, if your mother had a son first, that doesn’t mean you will have a son first. Or if your mother had a ten pound baby, that doesn’t necessarily mean you will have a ten pound baby. Just because your mother had to have a c-section doesn’t mean you will, too. The list goes on! But, some things are linked to genetics. It turns out that if your mother suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, your risk of developing the same debilitating morning sickness is three times the normal rate. A … Continue reading

Morning Sickness and Gender Prediction

Some myths just keep popping up when it comes to pregnancy. The most pervasive myths tend to be related to gender prediction and it’s not surprising: “girl or boy” is on every pregnant woman’s mind. Predictors include everything from suspending a pencil over the pregnant woman’s belly to which side of the bed she sleep on. These types of myths are easily debunked, but there are a few that seem plausible. One in particular is the correlation between morning sickness and gender. Does the presence or strength of morning sickness predict gender? There are those that are quick to say … Continue reading

Hypnosis for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects many pregnant women. If you suffer with nausea every morning, you have likely tried a variety of home remedies to ease the queasiness. Some women are finding relief from their symptoms through hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural method for treating morning sickness. You aren’t ingesting anything that can cross the placenta. It’s completely safe for the baby. Anti nausea medications are sometimes given in extreme cases of morning sickness, but it’s best to avoid them if possible. It works by putting you in a deep state of relaxation. When you are in the relaxed state, your mind … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Morning Sickness

So what is morning sickness really like for pregnant women? It can be different for any given woman. In fact, some women don’t seem to experience it at all, while others are so affected that they are hospitalized. You may be surprised to know that many doctors consider morning sickness a sign of a normal pregnancy. It is said that it’s nature’s way of keeping a woman away from foods that are potentially harmful to a vulnerable fetus. I have a close friend who did not have morning sickness at all for her pregnancy, and even mentioned that her doctor … Continue reading

Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is the most difficult part of early pregnancy for many women. Since you can’t take most medications in early pregnancy, you will be left to find other ways to cope with the discomfort. Changing your diet may help relieve symptoms, but you may need another remedy as well. Acupressure helps relieve the symptoms of morning sickness for many women. You can use Acupressure to relieve your symptoms easily at home. Purchase some sea sickness wrist bands. These are used for boating and can be found at any store that sells boat or fishing gear. Some drug stores carry … Continue reading

Eating to Ease Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects about half of all pregnant women. Although it is called morning sickness, the nausea can happen at any time of the day or night. The degree of sickness varies. Some women feel a little queasy in the morning, but can still get through the day fine. Other women are sick all day. In most cases, morning sickness disappears after the first trimester. Some women continue to experience symptoms into the second trimester. A few may experience morning sickness throughout the pregnancy. Fortunately, this is very rare. There are several, non medical, natural remedies that may help relieve … Continue reading