Every month you need to increase your healthy food intake for your benefit and the baby as well. Considering the fact that it is not easy for you to keep tract of the changes of your preferences during the entire pregnancy; but what is essential is for you to eat the best nutritious foods while waiting for the day for giving birth.
Your limitations will change as you go from trimester to trimester and it is very important that you stick within your realm of limitations. As a normal amount of weight gain is healthy, it is best to up your caloric intake by 300 – 500 calories per day.
Bleeding – it is not unusual to have small amount of spotting or bleeding early in your pregnancy. It is normally more pink in color and does not last very long. Talk to your doctor and let him know about this, but don’t be concerned unless the bleeding is heavy and lasts a long time. You may also get a bit of cramping early in pregnancy. Changes in Appetite – The smell of some foods may cause nausea during early pregnancy, or you may have a craving for some foods that you have never liked before. All of this is normal.
One thing that you should do to help ease the symptoms is to try and maintain a stable blood sugar level. Thus, eating consistently throughout the day is a great idea. This includes having a snack before bedtime and upon getting up in the morning. It is not a good idea to eat fast as your body needs time to absorb the food, so chew slowly and your nausea should not be near as bad. Protein and whole grain foods are a lot less likely to upset your stomach and will help with morning sickness relief.
Right after becoming pregnant, your body is transforming drastically, releasing many different hormones. Like any drug, hormones have side effects, and one is morning sickness. One hormone that is released is believed to be a big reason for morning sickness. The hormone is called human chronic gonadotropin (HCG).
More popularly known as morning sickness, more than 50 percent of pregnant women experience attacks of nausea followed by a series of vomiting in the morning, noon, afternoon, and night time (basically anytime during the day). Nausea attacks at nights usually disable pregnant women from having uninterrupted sleep.
Acupressure: This has proven to be very effective for travel induces nausea, and seems to work equally well for morning sickness. There is a specific location on the wrist where pressure can help reduce nausea. You physician can show you where.
Bronchitis during pregnancy can cause a lot of distress to the patient. Self medication should be avoided at this time. A proper doctor’s diagnosis should be sought for. This will establish the true nature of the condition and the pathogens at play. The pathogens need different treatment plans. You should realize that whatever action you take, it can adversely affect the health of the baby. A doctor’s consultation will guide you on the best way to handle the disease.
Severe or sharp upper- to mid-abdominal pain, with or without nausea or vomiting can signify severe indigestion, a tummy bug, food poisoning or pre-eclampsia which is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
Preeclampsia is more common with first pregnancies, teenage mothers, women over 40 and carrying multiple fetuses, but any pregnant woman can develop it. It usually develops late in the pregnancy (after 37 weeks) but can occur any time from 20 weeks to two weeks after delivery. Delivery of the baby is usually the best choice to prevent any complications, but if the mother is diagnosed with mild preeclampsia prior to 37 weeks, her doctor may choose not to induce and put her on bed rest with blood pressure medications to bring it down.