Earliest Signs of Pregnancy: Pregnancy Nausea

One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is breast tenderness. It is a pointer that you have conceived. When breast tenderness is followed by nausea and vomiting you can be very sure that you have indeed conceived. Nausea may start to affect you two weeks after you have conceived.

It may also strike you by around week four of pregnancy or as late as the sixth week. Some women may not suffer from nausea at all during their pregnancies. Pregnancy nausea may continue to affect you till you are 14 weeks into your pregnancy. By the time you enter the second trimester, the symptoms have disappeared gradually.

Some pregnant women may also experience nausea late into their pregnancies. Late pregnancy nausea can cause potential harm unlike the nausea which strikes you during the early part of your pregnancy process.

Pregnancy nausea is also characterized by throw-ups and aversion to certain smells. It usually affects when you wake up after several hours of sleep. Hence it commonly strikes you in the morning after a night’s sleep. This is why it is also known as morning sickness. However, the symptoms of morning sickness may also be expressed during other times of the day.

One may ask if pregnancy nausea is safe. The answer is in the positive. Pregnancy is a complex process which brings about multiple changes in your body mechanism which affects your hormonal production. These hormonal imbalances are mainly responsible for so many problems you may experience during pregnancy including morning sickness. When the hormonal balance is restored these problems also disappear.

One of the causes of pregnancy nausea is increase in the production of human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta. Secretion of certain acids in the stomach and an increased sense of smell may also trigger morning sickness. On the whole it can be concluded that changing level of hormones is responsible for pregnancy nausea.

Rather than trying over-the-counter drugs, you can try natural options to ease pregnancy nausea. One way is to eat small meals multiple times all through the day. This way, your stomach will never remain empty and smaller amount of food makes for easy digestion.