Early Morning Sickness

Early Morning Sickness

Pregnancy, unforgettable period, sometimes can be gloomed by the problem of early morning sickness.

Early morning sickness takes place at the beginning of the pregnancy, usually during the first 12 weeks. Within this period, a woman is not on parental leave and, in some cases, she does not tell anybody about her pregnancy. On the one hand, early morning sickness is not such a great problem, but on the other hand, it prevents living a full-fledged life.

The causes of early morning sickness are not completely found out. It is considered that the organism answers to the appearing of the genetically half-alien fetus.


SYMPTOMS OF EARLY MORNING SICKNESS

The most common symptoms of the early morning sickness are nausea and vomiting. However, sometimes the symptoms can be atypical. Some women do not feel nauseous but suffer from a hyper sialosis (salivation). As well as health disorder, the early morning sickness can affect negatively the pregnancy. Repeated vomiting is the most dangerous. It provokes dehydration, water, and electrolyte imbalance.


DIFFERENT STAGES OF VOMITING

1. Mild case

Maybe no vomiting at all or not every day, no more than 2-3 times a day.

2. Medium case

If you have medium severity, the vomiting can repeat up to 10 times a day, moderate body weight loss can take place (no more than 1-2 kilos a week).

3. Severe case

A woman suffers from the vomiting more than 10 times a day. Extreme bodyweight loss, alteration of consciousness (drowse and retardation). The values of clinical and biochemical blood analysis can change, protein and acetone can appear in urine analysis.


DOCTORS’ ADVICE

1. Mild case

Usually, doctors do not prescribe any drugs in mild cases; they just recommend a nutrition care. You should eat in split portions, other words, eat often, but little. It is not advisable to have long breaks between the meals, even at night. If you wake up, eat something (but a little to avoid heavy feeling). It is considered that the lower blood sugar level the stronger vomiting feeling. Eating in split portions helps maintain stable blood sugar level. It is not recommended to choose fast carbohydrates – sweets and cakes for a fast meal, because they boost the blood sugar level, then it decreases sharply, and it aggravates vomiting. Zinziber, mint, and lemon relieve vomiting well, you can eat them but just a little or to add them to the tea. Some women prefer lemon or peppermint drops. Do not limit the liquid, quite the contrary it should be enough.

2. Medium case

If you have a medium case of toxicosis, hospital care may be necessary even if in a day patient department. Usually, intravenous drips are prescribed to replenish liquid loss. “Cerucal” is prescribed in pill or injection form to stop vomiting and nausea. Sometimes a physiotherapy treatment is used, for example, electrosleep.

3. Severe case

Severe cases of early morning sickness should be treated only at the hospital.


WHAT PROVOKES NAUSEA?

Sultry air and strong smell aggravate nausea. That is why you should walk a lot and air your house. Try to get enough sleep. Surely, less stress. One of the theories of the early morning sickness arising says that central nervous system plays a great role in its development.




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