The majority of women experience morning sickness during the early months of pregnancy. Changes in hormones associated with the pregnancy trigger this nausea. The severity and capability to cope vary widely. Some women find it just a minor irritation while for others it severely disrupts their normal functioning. Morning sickness has no adverse effect on the baby's health. Usually, its impact on the mother's health is mild, but occasionally the sickness is so severe that it needs hospital care. Sufferers can expect the sickness to go away four or five months into the pregnancy.
Every person must make sure to stay well hydrated. The effective working of bodily organs depends on adequate water intake. This rule applies to all people, but it has an additional relevance to pregnant women because of the direct link between dehydration and nausea. During the day, to reduce the risk of vomiting, she should regularly drink small amounts of water.
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