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How Can I Alleviate My Nausea?

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Pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can bring with it waves of unrelenting nausea and vomiting. While all of the causes are not clear it does appear that the extra hormones that are surging during this time contribute to the problem. Even though it is often referred to as “morning sickness” it can strike at any time of day and can for some women last past the first trimester. If you are experiencing these waves of nausea there are several things you can try at home that might alleviate the symptoms. What Works to Stop Morning Sickness and How Can I Alleviate My Nausea? Nausea during pregnancy can leave you feeling even more drained than you already are, so it is important to find ways to manage your symptoms and allow you to maintain healthy nutrition and enjoy this time. Keep food in your stomach. There is a consistency with…

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Why Am I Constantly Spitting?

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Is it Normal to Have an Increase in Saliva During Pregnancy? Many women notice an increase in saliva production during pregnancy, especially when they’re feeling sick to their stomach. Some pregnant women have an excess of saliva that they start spitting frequently. Excessive salivation, known as ptyalism, is unpleasant, but it isn’t harmful to your baby. What Causes This Excessive Salivation? No one really understands why some women have excessive salivation. Some of the possible explanations include: Changes in hormone balance Swallowing less when feeling nauseated, which allows saliva to build up Backup of stomach acids, which irritate your esophagus and cause heartburn. This triggers the acid sensors in the esophagus to stimulate the salivary glands to produce more saliva to neutralize the acid. Vomiting causes more saliva production to neutralize stomach acid as well. Are some pregnant women more prone to developing excessive salivation? This condition is more common…

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When Do I Need to Call My Doctor?

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What Are Some Warning Signs That a Pregnant Woman Should Call Her Doctor Immediately? If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you need to contact doctor as soon as possible: Vaginal bleeding – Any incident of bleeding should be reported to your doctor. It is common for women to experience spotting in the first trimester because of the embryo implanting into the wall of the uterus. However, a heavy flow of bright red blood accompanied by cramps in your uterus may be a sign of miscarriage, which means you need to call your doctor at once. Stomach pain – This can be a sign of a number of things including a stomach flu, food poisoning or preeclampsia, a condition marked by high blood pressure and excess amounts of protein in the urine. If left untreated, it can be life threatening. Extreme vomiting – During the first trimester, if…

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How Can I Ensure That I Have the Healthiest Baby Possible?

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What Can I Do During My Pregnancy to be Sure That My Baby is Healthy? The best way to ensure the health of your child is to follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, enough exercise, restful sleep and social outlets to manage stress. The babyQ app is designed to help you manage your pregnancy by focusing on lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and stress. It provides you with customized solutions to your individual needs. What is the Best Diet for a Pregnant Woman? It is important to maintain a balanced diet by: Varying the foods you eat – This will ensure that you get all of the required nutrients. Your diet should include whole grain bread and other grains at each meal, from two to four servings of fruit or 100% fruit juice, two to four servings of vegetables, two servings of dairy products, and two to three servings…

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Is Taking an Epidural Injection Safe For My Baby?

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An epidural injection can occasionally slow down labor.  Also they can lower your blood pressure during labor, which is why they should be performed exclusively by highly trained OB anesthesiologists who specialize in their performance of labor epidurals. Ask your OB for recommendations as to whom should perform it.  Interview that person before. What is an Epidural Injection? An epidural is catheter that delivers local anesthetic that stops labor pain without stopping labor.  The epidural local anesthetic is delivered through a catheter inserted into the spinal canal.   The purpose of this kind of injection is to provide pain relief, as opposed to complete lack of feeling. They work by stopping the nerve impulses from the lower part of the spine that carry the pain signals. That’s why when a pregnant woman is given an epidural injection she experiences less sensation in the lower part of her body. Epidurals are usually…

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