I'm nearing 38 weeks pregnant and I feel awful today. I haven't had any morning sickness since my second trimester and today I keep getting extreme kicks of nausea that come and go. I haven't thrown up yet and almost think I'd feel much better if I did, but it just keeps coming back and in the time gaps in between the nausea spells I feel just awful too. It was so sudden and strange. Has anyone experienced this and could it possibly have something to do with labor approaching?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Mar. 1, 2009 in Pregnancy
It can be a sign, yes. http://www.babies.sutterhealth.org/laboranddelivery/labor/
Shortly before labor, your body will do everything it can to clear things out. Usually this means diarrhea. But it can also mean nausea so you don't eat anything - an empty digestive system gives the baby that much more room.
You need to eat though. At the very least, you need sugars and fluids. Try nibbling on some candied ginger - you can find it in the spice aisle or the Asian foods section - and sipping gatorade - the blue flavor is a fairly mild lemon flavor.
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