In 50-90% of all pregnancies, nausea with or with out vomiting is found in the first trimester and usually resolves around 14 weeks of gestation.
This can be a serious problem for some expecting moms causing a dramatic change in their lifestyle, loss of work, weight loss, decrease in appetite and even electrolyte imbalances.
This is caused by a significant rise in estrogen, progesterone and the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) – all of which may contribute to this problem.
There are several suggestions to minimize the symptoms. These include:
- Eating small and frequent meals
- Bland foods
- Taking Vitamin B6
- Products containing ginger
- Anti-nausea wrist bands
If you can’t keep down even small amounts of fluids due to excessive vomiting, you may be suffering from a more severe form of this problem called Hyperemesis gravid arum. This may require more intensive evaluation and therapy by your physician.
Do you have questions about your pregnancy? Please feel free to contact us at any time.