Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting during pregnancy

Although every woman’s pregnancy is unique, nausea and vomiting are two of the most common symptoms. It is often referred to as ‘morning sickness’. However, it can occur at any time of the day.

Morning sickness is a normal and natural part of pregnancy that does not harm the baby. However, morning sickness can be very uncomfortable and have a dramatic and debilitating effect on your everyday life. These symptoms will usually clear up between weeks 16 to 20 of your pregnancy.

There are some methods to help alleviate the symptoms that can be discussed with one of Ahmeys healthcare professionals. These include recommendations and tips regarding diet, acupressure and rest.

If morning sickness is particularly severe (hyperemesis gravidarum), there is danger of not receiving enough water and nutrients through dehydration and malnutrition.

Vomiting and nausea can also be symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) during your pregnancy.

If you have any concerns, or your morning sickness is particularly severe or long-lasting, it is advisable to come and talk to one of Ahmeys healthcare professionals. They can provide a thorough assessment of your symptoms. Treatment options, including medication, will be made available and prescribed with a thorough run through of potential side-effects in order to secure maximum comfort and safety for you and your baby.

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