Common Discomforts In Pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting:
Nausea and vomiting can be a normal part of pregnancy. 70-85% of pregnant women will experience nausea and/or vomiting during their 1st trimester. This usually starts around 6 weeks and is usually relieved by 14-15 weeks. For some, this will return later in pregnancy.
Interventions to help relieve nausea and vomiting:
- Vitamin B6
- Try eating dry toast or crackers before getting out of bed.
- Keep well hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid foods and odors that are bothersome.
- Eat 5-6 small meals per day.
- Try ginger-Ginger ale with real ginger such as Canada Dry, ginger tea and ginger pops.
Rarely, some women will develop a more severe form of nausea called hyperemesis gravidarum. If you are unable to keep food or drink down for more than 24 hours or feel dehydrated, call the office.
Fatigue is a common discomfort in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Your energy will likely return to normal at about 14-15 weeks, but may return late in the 3rd trimester.