Morning sickness is a common and unfortunate side of pregnancy. Not only is it off putting and seriously uncomfortable, the name itself is deceptive. While some women are lucky enough to only have “morning” sickness in the morning, it is actually pretty normal for the feeling to last all day and at varying degrees of severity. Some women only deal with a little bit of nausea; others battle with violent bouts of illness. No two women or two pregnancies are exactly the same, but the majority of women deal with morning sickness at some point in their pregnancies.
Gestational diabetes, unfortunately, can further complicate the issue of morning sickness. Erratic blood sugar levels can make nausea worse, as well as create other symptoms to add to your discomfort. There is also the added stress of eating the right things and eating often enough, which can be complicated when you have morning sickness or food aversions.
Here are some tips to help you manage your morning sickness with gestational diabetes: [Read more…]