Heroine with Morning Sickness

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 | Blog Posts, Morning Sickness News Category | | Print This Article

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Morning sickness can sometimes interfere with your daily life. Yet, what happens when your job is so critical that even a few moments spent heaving in the restroom can mean the difference between life and death?

One woman in Leamington, England recently answered that question by stepping up when it mattered, in spite of her morning sickness.

The woman, Lucille Hobbs, is a paramedic. She was returning from a vacation on the Isle of Wight, transported on a ferry. She began to feel nausea related to her pregnancy, as is especially common with boat travel. A woman, in her 70s, had a sudden cardiac arrest. Hobbs jumped to the rescue, performing CPR on the woman for 20 minutes, all while experiencing morning sickness.

The woman later recovered at the local hospital.

Hobbs was rewarded for her life-saving activity by the local fire station, out of which she is based.

This begs the question: how severe is your morning sickness? Does it interfere with your daily life?

There are times when it’s worth consulting with your doctor. For example, you should talk to your doctor about morning sickness if:

  • It is preventing you from participating in your normal, daily activities.
  • Your nausea is so severe that you can’t keep any food down.
  • Your nausea is constant, and rather than coming in waves you experience it all the time.

There are, of course, some remedies you can try at home. Some women have had luck with:

  • Ginger, in the form of tea, supplements, or soda.
  • Acupuncture or acupressure.
  • Avoiding strong smells and spicy foods.
  • Eating several small meals throughout the day instead of three large ones.

These are just some of the things you can try if you’re experiencing morning sickness, and if you’d like to get some relief.

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