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Why Do You Experience Nausea During Pregnancy?
Morning sickness is no fun, and many women wonder why it is called morning sickness in the first place! It can come on at any time of the day and can even last the entire day. The degree of morning sickness varies greatly. Some women experience mild nausea only in the first trimester while others have intense nausea and vomiting throughout the pregnancy. The question is why do we get nauseous during pregnancy and more importantly, what can we do about it?
There are various causes of morning sickness, the main culprits being blood sugar fluctuations, dehydration and hormonal changes. To avoid blood sugar fluctuations make sure you eat first thing in the morning and eat regularly throughout the day. Natural, whole and unprocessed foods go a long way to support healthy blood sugar levels. Try to include quality protein in each meal and snack. Clean Lean Protein can come in handy as it is a super convenient way to increase your protein. Smoothies are quick to make, can be loaded with nutrients and can be easily digested and assimilated. Adding Clean Lean Protein to your cooked porridge is a great option too.
Good fats and fiber also help stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down the release of sugar into the bloodstream. To make sure you are well hydrated, make sure you are sipping on filtered water throughout the day.
Coconut water, diluted vegetable and fruit juices, and herbal teas are also great for hydration. Ginger and peppermint teas are particularly good as they not only hydrate, but also help relieve nausea.
Other ginger products like ginger capsules, ginger ale and ginger chews (or lollies) can be helpful in alleviating nausea.
More severe and persistent morning sickness can be better supported with vitamin B6 supplementation.
Good Green Vitality could help support you in getting your vitamin B6.
If you want to ensure you’re getting the therapeutic dose of vitamin B6, talk to your naturopath or nutritionist.
According to our expert advisory team, Good Green Vitality is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, everyone is different and during pregnancy you may need to increase your intake of some vitamins and minerals (especially folate). If anyone is pregnant or breastfeeding it is recommended that they consult their health practitioner to find a supplement prescription that works best for them.
The information provided in this article is intended for educational purposes only and is general advice. It should not, nor is it intended to be, relied on as a substitute for individual medical advice or care. If the contents of this, or any other of the blogs in this series raises any concerns or questions regarding your health, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.