Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is most common and very normal. More than 70 % of pregnant women get a feeling of mild to sever nausea and vomiting during the first three months of their pregnancy. More than 80% women stops feeling nausea and vomiting after the 12th week of pregnancy. For some women it may last longer and for a very few it may last through out the pregnancy period.
Interestingly though this condition is called morning sickness, the symptoms can occur throughout the day.
Since each woman is different and each pregnancy is different the degree of severity varies from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Only in rare cases a woman may get sever vomiting that causes dehydration
Severe cases of dehydration may require intravenous fluids and vitamin supplementation from the hospital
Though a clear cause has not been established many researchers believe that many body changes happening during the pregnancy particularly hormone growth may be leading to the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Generally there are no harmful effect of this feeling. It generally occurs during a particular time of the day in each case. Some women don't feel like eating anything and they avoid food. If the food is avoided daily then it will have an impact on overall general health of the woman and the development of the child inside the womb. So don't stop eating!
Changes in some habits may help in reducing the feeling, e.g. during getting up from the bed if you slowly eat light snacks then you will reduce chances of morning sickness. Never lie down after eating any food! Eat small quantities of food every two hours. Eat whatever you like and whenever you like but avoid fatty and spicy food. Drink fluids (mainly water) throughout the day at regualr intervals of an hour or so.
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy isnormal so take it easy!
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