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Chicago residents ask, “When are symptoms more than typical morning sickness?”

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Describing Morning Sickness, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C.

As an early symptom of pregnancy, morning sickness including nausea and vomiting can linger for the first trimester. With a location in Chicago, the physicians of Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offer complete prenatal care to promote the health of the mother and unborn child.

Common sign of pregnancy

Starting around the sixth week, morning sickness is an early sign of pregnancy. The feeling of nausea is often a result of increased hormones in the body. It may be accompanied by vomiting.

Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy. More than 50 percent of women get some form of morning sickness. Although it is called morning sickness, the nausea and vomiting can strike at any point during the day. For some women, it may last all day and night. Morning sickness usually subsides by the second trimester.

Tips to feel better

There are tips to help ease your symptoms.

  • Eat small meals frequently, and do not skip meals.
  • Drink fluids before or after meals but not while eating.
  • Sip fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Try to stay cool, being too warm can add to nausea.
  • Eat crackers before getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Do not lie down after eating.
  • Avoid spicy foods.
  • Avoid acidic drinks like orange juice, milk and DHA in vitamin could make one feel worse

Severe symptoms

If you are having significant nausea and vomiting, trouble keeping any food down, or weight loss, contact your doctor. You may have hyperemesis gravidarum. Mild cases may be treated with antacids, rest, and dietary changes. Unisom and vitamin B6 can help. A long acting prescription form is diclegis. Prescrtion Zofran can help Severe cases may require a hospital stay with IV fluids. Severe Hyperemesis gravidarum affects less than 2 percent of pregnant women.

If you are suffering from morning sickness or need prenatal care, contact Northwestern Women’s Health Associates Call today for an appointment. (312) 440-9400

 

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Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; and Whitney Dunn, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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