During the pregnancy period, there may be many complaints that disturb the mother candidates. One of them is nausea and vomiting. The most common complaint may be heavier than normal in some cases. It is also called hyperemesis gravidarum, which does not harm the pregnancy or the baby but should be treated with excessive nausea and vomiting. Dr. Senai Aksoy, a women’s health unit specialist at Vkv American Hospital, gives information about excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and discusses treatment methods.
Approximately 50% of mother candidates complain about nausea and vomiting in the first months of pregnancy. This can be very severe in 0.5-1% of pregnant women and can cause weight loss. This complaint called Hypermeesis Gravidiarum requires treatment. Excessive nausea and vomiting don’t hurt the baby. Contrary to the belief, hypermediesis Gravidarum does not lead to the development of the baby and the baby with low weight. Similarly, high blood pressure, pregnancy poisoning, low or premature birth due to excessive nausea and vomiting are not developed in pregnant women.
Hypermediesis gravidarum Treatment
Mothers who have complaints of excessive nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are advised to eat 6 meals a day instead of 3. In addition, light and dry nutrients should be preferred. Fluid intake is very important. The liquid should be taken in an hour, especially after eating. The mother candidates who complain about the hypermeesis Gravitarum should stay away from stress and rest as much as possible. If the bed rest is necessary, the hospital can be fed by means of a vein. It can be taken in nausea relieving drugs in order to prevent excessive nausea and vomiting.