What is Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness or nausea and vomiting usually occur during the initial three months of pregnancy (first trimester). And begins around the fourth week of pregnancy for most women and is usually reduced to sixteen weeks. For some women may take a little longer.Every pregnant woman has a high degree of nausea will be different, there are not too feel anything, but there is also a feeling of nausea and even some who felt very nauseous and vomiting all the time so it takes a medication (hyperemesis gravidarum).
The causes of morning sickness
Morning sickness usually caused by combination of issues related to the chemical changes your body is going through. Those changes include rapidly increasing estrogen and progesterone levels, an enhanced sense of smell and excess stomach acids. It has also been suggested that stress and fatigue that commonly accompany pregnancy also play a role. It also can be caused by the dominant hormone during pregnancy, progesterone. Progesterone has a “softening” effect on the muscles in the body. It is thought it helps prevent preterm labor by effecting the uterine muscles. It also effects other muscles, such as the stomach and intestines. The progesterone relaxes the workings of the whole digestive track which makes the elimination of bodily wastes slower which can lead to a slow emptying of the stomach which leads to excess stomach acids. Continue…