Morning Sickness | Acupuncture the Hatfield Practice

Maisie one of our Acupuncture Babies

The Hatfield Practice Acupuncture, physiotherapy,osteopathy,acupuncture and massage. Ian Norman The welwyn andHatfield Practice

Why do they call it morning sickness when I feel sick all day ?

Morning sickness is a misleading term. Some pregnant women are worst in the morning and symptoms gradualy settlle during the day. “Morning sickness” can affect pregnant women at any time. Many  women suffer all day long. The intensity  of nausia can vary from person to person too. The Acupuncture we provide at the Hatfield Practice may well be your answer.

Maisie one of our Acupuncture Babies

Morning Sickness symptoms  Weeks 6 -14

Acupuncture is tremendously successful for the treatment of morning sickness and many forms of nausea. (Also great with travel sickness as well!!). The acupuncture treatment involves inserting a few very fine needles into what are known as “heart points”  on your body. Your Hatfield Practice Acupuncturist will gently guide you through the process so you will feel happy and relaxed. Acupuncture tends to desensitise the heightened response to food and smells that may trigger the nausea often found in pregnancy during weeks 6 – 14. Response to your Acupuncture treatment  is often immediate or may be steady and cumulative over a few treatments. You may well start to feel better after your first treatment.

Morning sickness  affects about 75% of pregnant women during the first trimester. About 50% of all pregnant women suffer from both vomiting and nausea. 25% of patients sill have nausea alone, and only 25% of women escape all symptoms. The nausea usually starts around 6 weeks of pregnancy, but it can begin as early as 4 weeks. It tends to get worse over the next month or two.

About half of the women who get nausea during pregnancy find that the symptoms have fully resolved  by about 14 weeks. For most of the rest, it takes another month or so for the nausea to settle.  although everyone id different and the nausea may  come and go throughout your pregnancy. Unfortunately, a small percentage of women suffer  symptoms continually  until delivery. Acupuncture can often help these women to feel better.

In passing people don’t always take morning sickness seriously because is common and likely to last “only” a few months. That doesn’t mean its not vey stressful and exhausting. Even a mild case of  sickness and nausea can gradually grind  you down. There is no joy in  round the clock vomiting andnausea and vomiting can leave you feeling miserable. Fel free to talk to us or talk with your midwife about your symptoms. Or Hatfield Practice Acupuncture is great for relief of  morning sickness.


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