Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

Coping With Severe Morning Sickness On The Job

For some lucky women, they go their entire pregnancy without any morning sickness. Most do experience mild nausea during the first trimester, however. An unfortunate few suffer from severe nausea and vomiting to the point that it is debilitating and interferes with their ability to work and function as they should. This condition is known as Hyperemesis gravidarum. Here are four tips to help deal with pregnancy symptoms that are extreme when you have to work:

Alert Your Work

The last thing you need to worry about while hanging your head over the toilet is if your boss is going to be mad. Talk to them and let them know you are having a very hard time with nausea and vomiting. They may be willing to give you time off or switch you to a different position where sudden absences as you run to the bathroom won't matter as much. For example, if you work as a receptionist, answering the phones and greeting customers, perhaps transferring to a file clerk position would work better for you both. Your boss is more likely to be patient and cooperative if you communicate your issues and needs.

Adjust Your Computer Settings

Staring at a computer screen all day can cause eye strain, but in some pregnant women, it can also trigger nausea. Play with the settings on your screen. Dull the brightness a little. Change the font, so it is bigger. Choose a calming theme, such as a soft relaxing pink or a pale green. This is especially useful if you are also suffering from pregnancy-induced migraines. If using your computer isn't the main thrust of your job, you can also turn the monitor off when it's not in use.

Snack Frequently

You may arrange to have a few more break throughout the day. An empty stomach can bring on nausea. You may feel better keeping a little food in your stomach. Even a few crackers can make a difference between crippling nausea and coping.

Take Medication

Some women can't afford to lose their job, pregnant or not. If your nausea is out of control, speak with your OB-GYN to see what your options are. Sometimes, women with hyperemesis gravidarum get trapped in a vicious circle of vomiting up everything they eat, leading to malnourishment for both you and baby, which will just exacerbate the situation more. There are prescription options, or you may just need extra Vitamin B6 or B12 and some extra fluids to set you back on track.

Contact a medical office like Advanced OB-GYN Services for more information and assistance.