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Morning Sickness

4 Ways to Ease Morning Sickness

Of course, nobody likes the feeling of a queasy stomach—whether it’s after a loop-de-loop amusement park ride, during flu season or following a night of a little too much of your favorite libation.

But for pregnant women who experience morning sickness (a misnomer, because pregnancy-related nausea can occur during any time of the day), it’s especially tough.

That’s because not only do you feel bad quite literally, but you also feel bad emotionally—because you worry whether your developing baby is getting enough nutrients.

Why Is My Sniffer So Sensitive Now?

Q: I just found out I’m pregnant, and virtually everything I smell makes me sick to my stomach. Is it all in my head?

Morning Sickness Med Coming Soon

A morning sickness drug pulled from U.S. shelves 30 years ago is getting a second chance. A new version of the pill called Bendectin has been OK'd by the Food and Drug Administration as the only drug designated to treat morning sickness, reports The Associated Press and The New York Times.

Morning Sickness Sucks

I was one of those people who watched Princess Kate marry Prince William live (at 2 a.m. West Coast time) because I’m enamored with the fantasy of the royals. And, I was thrilled to hear this week that Kate is pregnant—but even the palace isn’t immune to the trappings of early pregnancy.

Poor Kate. Not only did she spend four days in the hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum, but she had to reveal her pregnancy to the world—quite possibly before she wanted to.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum In Royal Spotlight

By now, everybody’s heard about Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness--both during her first pregnancy, and now during her second. What most people don’t know, is just how bad hyperemesis gravidarum (medical lingo for really, really, bad morning sickness) can be.

Old Wives Vs. Science

When it comes to pregnancy counsel, female family members, pregnant friends and even experienced moms don’t always know best. Yet many expectant women are more apt to listen to those sources than they are to follow medical advice, a 2010 study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found.

All About the First Trimester

Aversions (and Cravings)
Being repelled by certain tastes and smells is common. “Your digestion is slowing down, so some formerly appealing foods become intolerable,” explains certified nurse-midwife Lisa Kane Low, Ph.D., R.N., a faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Ignoring an aversion may only make you feel sicker, so don’t feel you have to eat something just because you think it’s good for you.

A Nod to Nausea

It seems counterintuitive, but researchers keep finding reasons to give morning sickness a high-five. The nausea and vomiting of pregnancy correlate with lower risks for miscarriage and, later in life, breast cancer. And in one recent study, the offspring of moms who had morning sickness scored higher on IQ tests. “Morning sickness indicates that proper hormones are being made by mom and baby, that the baby’s growing and developing,” says Laura Riley, M.D., a fetal/maternal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “I see it as a good sign.”