Morning sickness is something which almost every woman goes through in her pregnancy. Morning sickness is the term given to the nausea and vomiting which is present in the early stages of pregnancy. Although it is called morning sickness it is not always present in the morning. These symptoms may be present at any time of the day but are predominant during early mornings.
Although the exact causes of morning sickness are not known the following three factors are postulated to cause majority of cases of morning sickness.
1. Immunological Factors: The baby growing inside your womb is a foreign object. However in spite of it being a foreign antigen, you b
Body still does not reject it. This is because during pregnancy many changes occur in the way the immune cells of your body recognise self and non self antigens. Although the exact sequence of events is not clearly known, it is believed that during pregnancy there is a down regulation of many immune responses and up-regulation of some. Credence to this theory is given by the fact that some auto immune disorders like SLE worsen in pregnancy while other improve. Therefore it is possible that the altered immunological milieu in the body may lead to the subjective feeling of nausea and vomiting.
2. Hormonal factors: Hormonal factors play a major role in the genesis of morning sickness. During pregnancy your body is pumped with huge quantities of female hormone oestrogens and progesterone. This often leads to nausea and vomiting. It has been observed that some women develop symptoms similar to morning sickness with routine use of oral contraceptive pill. These pill contain minute quantities of female hormones and if they are capable of causing these symptoms then pregnancy with the huge amounts of hormones in circulation most certainly is capable of causing these symptoms.
Grandma Mary might say the morning sickness cause is that you are having a girl. Your doctor might say it's due to hormonal shifts.
Everyone has their own view of what causes this condition. And, indeed, it may be just a little different for each woman. The more you can learn about the causes, the better you'll be able to fight them off.
After doing lots of research, I've come up with a top ten list of morning sickness causes:
1. Protection - It may just be your body's way of protecting your unborn baby from foods and food additives that would not be good for the baby. You are forced to slow your life down as you deal with morning sickness. Once you are resting, your body can use all energies for growing that beautiful baby.
2. Low Electrolyte Levels - Electrolytes are electrically conductive substances in your body. These substances are important for many things, such as body hydration, blood pH, and nerve and muscle function. If you are low on electrolytes, your entire body suffers.
3.Pregnancy Hormones - How often have you heard that hormones might be the culprit? Probably as often as I have!