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Nausea and vomiting is very common in pregnant women. There are no certain reasons for morning sickness, but normally it occurs due to change in hormone level during the first trimester of pregnancy. It will occur any time in the day or night. If nausea and vomiting become severe, it can cause dehydration. It is called hyperemesis gravidarum, or hyperemesis. You may find weight loss due to it. You should consult your doctor in case of severe nausea and vomiting.
If vomiting occurs many times in a day and if you are not able to eat or drink anything and if you find it happening for many days and you find weight lost, you should take early precaution to prevent yourself from dehydration and malnourished. Early precaution in severe nausea and vomiting help you prevent from weakness and hospitalization due to hypermesis. Your doctor can treat you well. The purpose of nausea and vomiting treatment is to reverse the effects of fluid loss and give mental support to pregnant lady to overcome from her fear of morning sickness. Early treatment is helpful for your pregnancy and your baby too.
In case of hyperemesis gravidarum, your doctor can suggest admit in hospital for better treatment. It is very essential to supply fluid and nutritional supplements to your body. It is essential to protect you and your baby from effect of dehydration.
You may suggest having plenty of fluids to replace essential electrolytes like potassium. You may treat by providing thiamin a kind of vitamin B-1 as an injection or IV.
Once your doctor finds your condition under control, he will give you anti-nausea medicines and necessary suggestions that you need to follow at home.
You need to keep a track of your daily schedule during treatment. You need to note whatever you eat or drink. You should also note that how many times vomiting occurs or you feel like that. This is essential to know the effect of treatment and follow further medical treatment to control nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
You can come back to your normal condition very soon as time passes. After 12 weeks you don’t find such symptoms and you can live your normal life once again.
If your nausea and vomiting are not severe, you can apply some home remedies to get relief from it. Natural treatment is the best as there are no adverse effects on you or your baby. In any case you should take advice of your doctor about it.
If you find vomiting due to vitamin supplements, in such case you need to take it after having some snacks or food. Do not take any medicine soon after eating. Keep some interval after a meal. Do not take any medicine with empty stomach or full stomach unless suggested by your doctor. It is also advisable not to take any vitamin supplement or any medicine without prescribe by your doctor.
Vitamin B – 6 is a helpful supplement that reduces nausea and vomiting. One of the reasons for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women is lack of vitamin b in their dietary. 25 to 50 mg dose of vitamin B6 at interval of every eight hours.
Antihistamines or H1 blockers drugs that block the chemical histamine released in case of allergic reactions. It will help to get relief from nausea and vomiting. Antihistamines medicines can cause sleepiness and you can find good sleep if you take before going to bed.
A combination of anti-histamine and vitamin B6 can also give good relief for vomiting and nausea.
Phenothiazines and related drugs can be provided by your doctor in case of severe vomiting. It has some side effects.
Nausea and vomiting is a good sign in pregnancy and showing that your pregnancy is in progress. You need to contact your doctor when you find it severe otherwise it is a common problem in women during pregnancy. You can take guidance of old and experienced women in your family or friend. They can also guide you well and give helpful suggestion to get relief from nausea and vomiting. Keep yourself busy in your liking activities and think positive to overcome from psychological effect of nausea.