Prof. Dr. Ali EKİZ

Prof. Dr. Ali EKİZ

Gynecology and Perinatology (Risky Pregnancy) Specialist

With over 15 years of professional experience, dozens of national and international research articles, and most importantly, his smiling face, Gynecology and Perinatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ali EKİZ is with you.

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What is Pregnancy Nausea and Vomiting?

What is Pregnancy Nausea and Vomiting? Why Does It Happen?

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are among the most common complaints in the early stages of pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting are generally natural and rarely indicate different conditions. In this article, we have compiled what you need to know about nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

When Does Nausea and Vomiting Start During Pregnancy?

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is one of the first signs of pregnancy. This condition usually begins in the sixth week of pregnancy. It is also known as a complaint that can occur at any hour of the day. Nausea and vomiting are expected to decrease from the 12th week of pregnancy.

Generally speaking, nausea and vomiting do not cause any harm to the baby. However, in some cases, if severe nausea and vomiting are experienced, some serious problems can occur due to electrolyte imbalance and malnutrition.

What Causes Nausea During Pregnancy?

Nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy is called “hyperemesis gravidarum”. Nausea and vomiting are frequently encountered in the first trimester. It is assumed that the cause of nausea is the hormone BHCG, which rises with pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting are a common complaint but rarely can be severe enough to cause weight loss.

Nausea and vomiting are more common, especially during the first pregnancy periods of expectant mothers. These complaints, which are more common in the morning hours, can often disturb expectant mothers during the day. In addition, the effects of nausea and vomiting are more common in young mothers and mothers who have had multiple pregnancies.

How to Treat Extreme Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?

In the event that the mother-to-be starts to feel very intense nausea, which disrupts her nutrition, and then vomiting occurs and causes weight loss to deteriorate the general condition of the mother-to-be, hospitalization may be required for a certain period of time.

If a general condition disorder is detected in the expectant mother, supplementary fluid, namely serum, sugar, vitamin B supplementation can be applied in the hospital. In addition, anti-nausea and anti-nausea drugs can be added to the treatment. Generally, the condition of the expectant mother improves in a short time as a result of the treatment.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may increase with environmental factors. To prevent or reduce this situation, you can pay attention to the following factors:

• If the nausea is unbearable when you wake up in the morning, it may be good to consume salty dry food before getting out of bed.

• You should not get out of bed abruptly in the morning. When getting out of bed, it is better to take a sitting position with slow movements and then get up after a while.

• Dry, fat-free and salty foods such as white chickpeas, saltine crackers, rusks, and dry bread can relieve the stomach.

• If dessert or fruit does not cause nausea, these foods can be included a little more frequently in the diet.

• It is also very important to try to stay away from stress as much as possible. The reason for this is that stress is also an important factor in nausea.

• Factors such as cigarette, food, perfume smell should be avoided. Especially kitchen smells and heavy perfumes can cause increased nausea.

• Staying hungry for a long time or overeating may cause nausea. the correct one; It is to eat something at short intervals by spreading the nutrition throughout the day. For this reason, the number of meals should be increased, they should be eaten at small but frequent intervals and the stomach should not be allowed to remain empty.

• It is important to take enough liquid between meals.

What should not be done for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?

There are some movements that should not be done after nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. We can list these movements as follows:

• Lying down after a meal may increase nausea and vomiting.

• Skipping meals is not good for nausea and vomiting.

• Spicy and oily food may cause nausea and vomiting.

If you are a mother-to-be; If he cannot eat or drink anything due to nausea and vomiting, and if he shows fever symptoms with vomiting, he should definitely consult a doctor. In addition, if nausea and vomiting have started again after disappearance, they should be evaluated.


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