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Excessive vomiting during pregnancy

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Excessive vomiting during pregnancy

Morning sickness is common throughout the pregnancy. In the beginning of pregnancy, there is possibility that women can get Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) which means excessive vomiting. This is severe morning sickness that does not happen once or twice a day. Rather women with HG complain of being sick at least 50 times. If you feel sick for the entire day, then you must look for the following symptoms:

  1. Dehydrated body: In case you are not able to intake enough fluid in a day, then you should consult your doctor.
  2. Ketosis: This is a serious symptom to watch for. Your blood and urine starts producing acidic fluids.
  3. Weight loss: Monitor your weight regularly and if you suspect weight loss, then you must consult your gynecologist.
  4. Low BP: You might have low blood pressure whenever you stand or walk.

HG is caused because of hormonal changes in body. It can also be hereditary. So if your mother or grandmother had HG in her pregnancy then you are most likely to get HG in your pregnancy. Ergo, you must be prepared to deal with such sickness in your pregnancy.

How to cope up with HG?

You can take care of yourself in this condition of severe vomiting by following any of the below listed methods:

  1. Intake of anti-sickness drugs
  2. Supplements containing vitamin B6 and B12
  3. Anti-sickness drip through veins
  4. Keep yourself hydrated
  5. Regular checkups with your gynecologists

Excessive vomiting or HG does not really affect the baby. However, if you lose a lot weight in your pregnancy then you might deliver a weaker baby. There are rare conditions in which HG causes blood clotting. So, you must keep track of your sickness and be in touch with your gynecologist.

If you have any query regarding HG during pregnancy, you can ask the expert doctors at Chaitanya Hospital. They can give you a complete guide of what to do and what not to do in your months of pregnancy.