Morning Sickness Triggers

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 | About Morning Sickness, Articles Category | | Print This Article

While experts aren’t agreed as to exactly what it is that can cause morning sickness, the fact remains that there are any number of things that are known to trigger morning sickness. Knowing what some of the things are that can trigger morning sickness is the first step in being able to reduce the frequency and the severity of your morning sickness.

At its root, it is most likely that morning sickness is triggered by the changing levels of hormones in a woman’s body during pregnancy. When these hormone levels change, it can set off a woman’s system, especially her stomach. Once her stomach is a little bit uneasy due to the hormonal factors, there are a whole host of other things that can trigger morning sickness. Most of the things that can trigger morning sickness are things that affect the digestive system in one way or another.

For example, just as eating fatty foods or spicy foods can trigger nausea for a person who is not pregnant, eating fatty foods or spicy foods can trigger morning sickness for the pregnant woman. Dehydration, which is one of the most common causes of nausea in general, is also one of the things that can trigger morning sickness. Simply avoiding fatty foods and spicy foods, and making sure that you are drinking enough water throughout the day may go a long way to reducing your morning sickness.

For some women, however, it may be something else that can trigger morning sickness. Many women tend to have a heightened sense of smell during their pregnancy. For this reason, strong smells will often trigger morning sickness. These don’t have to be bad smells. Quite the contrary, the smell of foods for example that a woman especially enjoyed before becoming pregnant may trigger her morning sickness.

Fortunately, there are a host of things, from herbal remedies to acupressure wrist bands, which a pregnant woman can do to try to avoid morning sickness, or at least shorten its duration once it has been triggered.

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