Just for sick moms in the morning! Please answer this questionnaire
Morning sickness. It has been estimated that 80% of all pregnant women experience some degree of nausea discomfort. Although each mother’s personal level of nausea can vary from mild to severe. Most nauseated moms will agree on one thing: it’s Never a fun experience.
Having been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) in all eight pregnancies, I understand all the different phases and stages that nausea can go through in a pregnant woman. I created this quiz in the depths of my severe nausea experience in hopes that I might one day help and encourage other nauseated moms.
How severe is your morning sickness compared to others? Take this quiz to see what your nausea level is, and then find out how to get information to specifically combat nausea.
“Moments of morning sickness” Exam
20 quick questions to assess your level of nausea and determine the starting point of a remedy. Choose the answer that best describes you.
1. a) Sometimes you feel dizzy.
b) Your “morning sickness” never goes away.
2. a) Sudden and rapid movements can make you feel dizzy.
b) Any movement at any time and in any place has a decisive impact on your ability to prevent stomach content from rising again.
3. a) Eating is an overall pleasant experience that can help ease your nausea.
b) If you can eat, choose a food carefully based on the anticipation of what might be the consequence of a return trip.
4. a) When someone tells you to eat crackers and small meals frequently, it is helpful.
b) The advice above lets you know that the person speaking does not understand what is happening to them.
5. a) Traveling by car and lying in bed are still functional things to do.
b) These become your worst enemies for the lowest uninitiated movement factor.
6. a) You can go about your day as usual in the same social circles.
b) The floor, the bed and the bathroom are the only ones
places you can go and it has become your new social circle.
7. a) You are concerned about gaining weight.
b) You are concerned about the weight you are losing.
8. a) The five senses can be heightened a bit.
b) Your five senses have grown to bionic proportions and you have even acquired an additional sixth sense to know what is going to cause you nausea before you get there.
9. a) The days go by quite quickly.
b) The days go by so slowly and laboriously that time can be counted in milliseconds.
10. a) If you vomit, it is quite fast and gives you instant relief.
b) Vomiting is a 10-minute burning experience that provides momentary relief before giving way to miserable, agonizing nausea once again.
11. a) For the most part, you can get a good night’s sleep.
b) Sleeping is something you try to do between bouts of nausea and vomiting.
12. a) 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night and perhaps a nap during the day will help you feel rested and energetic.
b) If you get a full night’s sleep and take several naps during the day, you still feel like a week has passed since you closed your eyes.
13. a) You may have certain food cravings and they give you satisfaction.
b) Cravings are hope’s last efforts to ease your feeling of nausea and need to be satisfied in a very short period of time to avoid further complications.
14. a) If something sounds good to eat, you fix / find it and everything is fine.
b) If something sounds good to eat, but you have to fix / get it, then the chances of it getting low decrease in proportion to the amount of time and effort you put into acquiring it. (If you were brave enough to try).
15. a) You can drink water without harmful effects.
b) The water should be sipped, ice cold, held in the mouth for a predetermined period of time, and swallowed slowly to keep it low.
16. a) Smells generally do not bother you, although you can try to avoid certain odors.
b) A short puff of something that doesn’t even have a traceable smell to the average person can make you sick.
What others say.
17. a) You have that pregnancy glow and others tell you, even when you don’t feel quite right.
b) You feel sick to your stomach most of the time, you feel extremely miserable, and you can’t remember what it feels like to feel good.
18. a) People understand and sympathize with you.
b) No one understands you or can identify with you.
19. a) People in general sympathize with you because of your
nausea problems and offer comfort.
b) People don’t know how to respond to your extreme
illness and offer words of “help” that often make him feel worse.
20. a) Labor will be more challenging than your nausea.
b) Compared to “morning” sickness, you feel that labor will be very easy.
You have finished! For each question, write: a = 1, b = 2
20-24 = It’s not fun. Mild nausea
Those pregnancy hormones are showing, a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. For the most part, you can have a fully functional day and people can genuinely understand how you feel. But you need some general tips and advice on how to make your day even better. Read Stage 1 for a list of helpful tips.
25-34 = Hold on. Moderate nausea
You have had some difficult days and / or nights. Be of good cheer, your hormones show a good and stable pregnancy. There are many great ideas that can work just for you. See Stage 2 for help in relieving symptoms.
35-40 = You are special. Severe nausea
You’re extraordinary! You are in a small elite group of women who have achieved this status. You don’t feel special; you feel terribly miserable and you don’t know how to spend another moment. You need extra love and support. See Stage 3 for vital information.
All stages and remedies are found and listed under “The morning sickness manual,“by Wendy Shaw.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Smile, a blessing will come soon!