Morning Sickness Stacy Mauch
Nurse Manager What should women do if they have morning
sickness? Lots of women experience morning sickness.
It should be something you talk to your physician about at every visit until it goes away. For
most women it does end, but some women it can go through the whole pregnancy. A lot
of time we recommend doing smaller, more frequent meals instead of big meals, having crackers
by your bedside to help in the morning, drinking sips of water before you get out of bed. There
are medications that your physician can prescribe for it, and then, if needed, we can take care
of you in the hospital. Is morning sickness the same for every woman? Courtney Beebe
Nurse Manager So morning sickness varies from patient to
patient. It’s not always in the morning. It can be in the evening or it can be all time
in the day. A lot of patients state that after the first twelve or sixteen weeks they feel
a lot of that resolve and go away, but it’s very normal to experience being very nauseous.
Some people just are nauseous, and some people actually experience the vomiting so it’s just
very dependent patient to patient. If at any time it becomes serious where the patient
is losing weight or it becomes a serious concern with the amount of sickness that they have,
then we always have rooms available to admit those types of patients to give IV fluids,
whatever the physician may order to meet the needs of them to try to encourage them to
get on an eating habit or pattern. And then we also have, depending on the physician order,
medications available to help ease that nausea to be able to help the patient be able to
tolerate food because our goal is always that the patient can eat while they’re pregnant.