Like some women, morning sickness is still present even in the second trimester of pregnancy. I still try anything safe to save off the pregnancy sickness - sucking lemon drops, sipping hot teas, even eating crackers in bed. Yet what causes that nauseous feeling remains somewhat of a mystery.
Some researchers contend it's the body's natural defense system at work, protecting our baby from harmful toxins, though the most popular theory is that it's due to elevated hormones. But since all pregnant women's hormones are in flux, why do only a little more than half of expectant moms get sick? Often, more hormones circulating means a greater chance we'll be feeling pukey. I think environment also plays a role: Scents like strong perfume, the sight of certain foods, and motion can trigger nausea. In addition, stress, fatigue and operating on an empty stomach can make us more prone to gastrointestinal upsets.
I have tried the following remedies which not only work but help me get through my daily activities. Drinking ginger tea; sniff, eat and lick lemons - the refreshing smell and taste calm our stomachs; and lastly eating my favorite healthy food, it said that any food will protect our stomach lining. Even if all we can eat is potato chips, go for it. Many pregnant women are determined to eat what they are supposed to eat, but the real key when we are having morning sickness is to eat anything as long as we can keep it down.