- The return of nausea at the end of pregnancy
- Nausea, signs of imminent birth?
- How to relieve nausea at the end of pregnancy?
The return of nausea at the end of pregnancy
In the collective mind, pregnancy nausea is reserved for the first trimester. It is even these – the famous morning sickness – which, in certain cases, will alert you and encourage you to take a test! During the first weeks of pregnancy, nausea can remain mild, occurring only in the morning or only in the evening, or, for the less fortunate, be permanent and result in vomiting. The reason is the hormones (estrogens and HcG in the lead) which are running at full speed during the first three months! Some women (this is quite rare, we reassure you) will experience more or less pronounced nausea throughout these nine months.
Of course, and fortunately, not all pregnant women will experience nausea and vomiting, but if you have experienced that unpleasant feeling of having your heart on the edge of your lips all day, you have certainly been very relieved to see them disappear at the end of the 3rd month of pregnancy or at the beginning of the fourth, when the HcG hormone levels go down.
And after a generally very fulfilling second trimester, we don't necessarily expect to see them resurface as D-day approaches...
Yes, at the end of pregnancy, some ailments appear (or reappear): acid reflux is frequent, digestion is slower, you feel easily clogged... The uterus, which has now reached its maximum stretch, (or almost) presses on the stomach as well as the esophagus and puts strain on your gastrointestinal system, which can trigger nausea or even vomiting at the end of pregnancy.
But nausea, at this stage, can also be a sign that childbirth is imminent!
Nausea, signs of imminent birth?
As you know, when childbirth is being prepared, some warning signs appear.
Vaginal discharge becomes heavier, and you may lose the mucus plug , the buildup of cervical mucus that protects the cervix from bacteria. Not to be confused with the loss of water, the loss of the mucous plug can occur a few weeks or a few hours before giving birth, but be aware that sometimes, it goes completely unnoticed! You may have noticed (or your gynecologist pointed it out to you) the baby's descent into the pelvis: it then weighs a little heavier when you walk to press firmly on the cervix (and compresses more and more on your bladder bonus )…
Some moms also report nausea that occurs just before labor begins. Contractions become more effective and impact the stomach, which has difficulty playing its role. At the same time, you may experience episodes of diarrhea, because the contractions also damage the intestines.
And of course, if you also have the impression of losing a little amniotic fluid, it is possible that the water bag is cracked, in which case, no hesitation, head to the maternity ward!
How to relieve nausea at the end of pregnancy?
If you feel like vomiting at the end of pregnancy, it is recommended to change your diet and eat light: do not hesitate to split your meals (for example by having 5 small meals during the day, rather than 3 large ones). To reduce their presence, it is better not to go on an empty stomach and eat snacks during the day. Healthy snacks of course (fruit, rusks or toast, etc.) because fatty, sweet and spicy foods are difficult to digest.
Opt for foods that are odorless (for some women, simply smelling an odor can trigger nausea) and easy to eat: bread, yogurt, compotes, starchy foods, etc. And above all, eat slowly and chew well to make it easier to eat. work on your stomach!
And since nausea and vomiting in pregnant women are often accentuated by fatigue and stress, you have a good reason to delegate household chores and rest your body as much as possible!
As for natural treatments, you can grab anti-nausea remedies such as our organic Nausea Saver herbal tea, developed with The French Herborist, plant expert! Its unique blend of Ginger, Verbena, Cardamom, Cocoa and Orange peels works to prevent nausea and calm it every time it attacks you. Totally compatible with pregnancy like all Daylily Paris products, you can consume 1 to 3 cups per day, and even maintain this habit after giving birth for a moment of relaxation!
In case of nausea, you can also rely on homeopathy (your doctor will give you a prescription 100% adapted to stop these little ailments), and why not schedule an appointment with the acupuncturist or the reflexologist: some future mothers notice a notable reduction in symptoms after one session.
In any case, if nausea becomes too bothersome or prevents you from eating properly, do not hesitate to talk to your midwife or doctor. If they are accompanied by other symptoms (bleeding, fever, etc.) it is better to consult without delay, even if it means going to the maternity ward to avoid any risk of infection or complications before the birth. And if at the same time the contractions turn out to be more and more numerous, it could be that the big meeting with baby is only a matter of days or hours.