- Nausea: Morning sickness is a very trite term that describes sickness which encompasses morning, noon and night for some mothers-to-be. The severity ranges from mild to severe. In most cases vomiting is minimal, but the feeling of an unsettled tummy can be constant and all encompassing.
- Getting through: To get past morning sickness moms should eat regularly. Skipping meals triggers a drop in blood sugar which creates the feelings of illness. To help keep blood sugars steady include protein at every meal and snack.
- Fatigue: Feeling tired is one thing, but an inability to function even when getting good rest at night and eating balanced meals on a regular basis is quite another. Feelings of nausea are intensified when mom is tired.
- Getting through: Extreme fatigue can be caused by low blood pressure and anemia. Taking an iron supplement will help restore healthy levels of iron in the blood.
- Moodiness: Crying at the drop of a hat or irrational rages against the evils of toilet paper rolls installed backwards? That sounds like the first few weeks of pregnancy.
- Getting through: Hang in there. Just knowing about the pregnancy will help mom keep her emotions in check. Getting a nap, soaking in a warm, not hot, bath, relaxing and taking a walk for exercise all act to improve mood during pregnancy.