Morning Sickness: Gone - Almost!
Once you know the cause of morning sickness, the solution follows naturally.
Date: 4/16/2005 10:40:55 AM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 4522 times
I say “almost” because I still felt sick. However, it was more a sensation in the background, not an active feeling. And I always remained a very safe distance from vomiting or fainting.
The solution to morning sickness is obvious once the cause is known. When I read Dr. Clark’s The Cure for All Diseases, I was surprised to see she doesn’t know the cause of what she calls “Nausea of Pregnancy”. So I’m blogging it here.
In 1982 my pregnancy was being supervised by Colin Porteous at Ormskirk & District General Hospital, Lancashire, U.K. He explained to me the biochemistry of morning sickness. Once you know the cause, the solution follows naturally.
I’m sorry if my version isn’t technically correct, but I hope you get the gist of it.
For the first 3 months or so, the growing embryo gets its energy solely from sugar, which it gets of course from the mother’s bloodstream.
In order to keep the bloodstream constantly supplied with sugar, the mother needs to take in sugar in one of its forms (sucrose, fructose etc.) approximately every 2 hours, although this interval may be longer when she’s asleep during the night.
If she doesn’t do this, her body breaks down fat to supply sugar to the embryo. During this breakdown process acetone is produced in the stomach, which makes her feel sick.
The sickness tends to be worst when she wakes up in the morning, due to having fasted all night, hence the name “morning sickness”.
When she’s feeling sick, she can’t face taking sugar, even though she can face other foods. This sets up a vicious circle where not taking sugar makes her feel sick, and feeling sick makes her not want sugar.
The circle can be broken in just one day, by taking two teaspoons of sugar or honey, or the equivalent, e.g. a piece of sweet fruit, every 2 hours, in addition to the normal diet.
I used to find that eating small nutritious meals at frequent intervals throughout the day, and including some sugar, did the trick.
Once the fetus is about 4 months old, it can get its energy from other nutrients in your bloodstream besides sugar, that’s why morning sickness only happens early in pregnancy. From month 4, you start feeling great!
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