Theories have been put forth to explain why pregnancy without early morning sickness is no cause for alarm. Good percent of women had some degree of morning sickness such as vomiting, Tender, Fatigue, Slight bleeding, Food aversions or cravings, Headaches, Constipation, Mood swings while a lesser percent experience quite the opposite.
Dr. Ronna L. Chan of The University of North Carolina said that ”women who don’t experience nausea and vomiting during their first trimester shouldn’t be alarmed, Some postulate nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is a mechanism to help improve the quality of a pregnant woman’s diet or a way to reduce or eliminate potentially harmful substances from the mother in order to protect the fetus.”
Fetus is the prenatal stage between the embryonic stage and birth. In human development the fetal stage begins from the ninth week after fertilisation (or eleventh week gestational age) and continues until birth.
Some women vomits all the food they eat during the first trimester (First three months of pregnancy), while others don’t notice any change at all. If you don’t have morning sickness, you’re fine – in fact, very lucky!
Because women who had no nausea or vomiting during their first trimester were 3.2 times as likely to miscarry as the women who did have morning sickness.
Pregnancy is a delicate period in a woman’s life, in order to reduce risk of harm to you and your baby. We’ve listed some foods and drink one should be vary of;
1) Raw Or Under Cooked Meat
Avoid Raw and undercooked meat, especially the ones found in sausages and minced meat. You need to cook them thoroughly so there’s no trace of blood in it before consumption.
2) Unpasteurized Milk And Dairy Products
All milk sold in shops, supermarkets and restaurants is mostly pasteurized i.e (Pasteurized milk is a packaged & non-packaged foods which are treated with mild heat, usually less than 100 °C, to extend shelf life).
One should avoid it because there is increased risk of toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and Campylobacter. This also applies to goat’s milk, sheep’s milk. If you only have access to unpasteurised milk, then you to boil it before using.
3) Minimal Liver Intake And Other Foods Containing Vitamin A
It’s not safe to take multivitamins containing vitamin A or fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil and also liver pâté and liver sausage.
Pâté foods include paste, pie or loaf consisting of a force-meat that at least contains liver. It’s Other additions include ground meat from pork, poultry, fish or beef, fat, vegetables, herbs, spices, and either wine or brandy.
They contain listeria which are bacteria that can cause an infection called listeriosis. Listeriosis can harm a baby during pregnancy or cause severe illness in a newborn.
It’s safest to avoid any alcoholic drink completely during pregnancy, especially in the first three months. Alcohol can harm you and your baby, and no amount of is safe.
6) Avoid Caffeine Substances
Caffeine is a beverages found in cola, chocolate, coffee, tea and other soft drinks which in one form or another (usually served hot, but sometimes iced) feature in most world cultures.
Taking alot of caffeine during pregnancy period has been linked to miscarriage and low birth weight.