Morning Sickness Times Twenty

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article

If you follow reality TV at all, you’ve probably already heard that the Duggar family is expecting their 20th baby. Michelle Duggar told the world the news shortly after completing her first trimester.

Pregnancy Appears to be Going Well

Like most pregnant women, Michelle dealt with some morning sickness during the first trimester. That appears to have passed now. Morning sickness typically ends towards the end of the first or beginning of the second trimester.

Michelle had experienced preeclampsia and other complications during her last pregnancy. This caused her daughter, Josie, to be born 3 ½ months early. Women who have had preeclampsia in previous pregnancies are at higher risk of complications in later pregnancies.

Despite that, everything seems to be going well during this pregnancy.

How Does Michelle Cope with Morning Sickness

When you do something 20 times, you begin to get good at it. Michelle claims that she has experienced nausea and morning sickness during the first three months of most of her pregnancies. In some cases, the morning sickness lasted for most of the first trimester.

When you go through morning sickness that many times, you begin to develop some coping strategies. Here are some of the things Michelle does to deal with morning sickness:

  • Eats several small meals. This is fairly standard advice, but there’s a reason for that: It works.
  • Eats plenty of protein. This is partially because of her previous experience with preeclampsia, but Michelle claims that it also helps reduce her nausea.
  • Takes plenty of naps. How she manages to get in 40 winks with 19 kids is beyond us, but there’s no doubt getting plenty of rest can help with morning sickness.
  • Wears a motion sickness wristband. These are fairly easy to obtain online or at major retailers and range in cost from $5 to $20. While designed to deal with motion sickness, Michelle claims they help alleviate her morning sickness as well.

Morning sickness is a normal part of pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. One of the things Michelle Duggar suggests for women going through their first pregnancy is to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. It goes by fast. Having done it 20 times, she should know.

Michelle says all of her children are gifts from God and that there’s always room for one more at their house. What do you think? How many times would you be willing to go through morning sickness?



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