Mild nausea or vomiting will not harm the baby. However, in less than 1% of women, a severe form of NVP known as hyperemesis gravidarum may occur. This may lead to dehydration, weight loss and salt and vitamin imbalances. Both your and your baby's health may be affected due to the lack of food, fluid and nutrients. This may affect your mental health as well. Treatment may involve hospital admission, intravenous (IV) fluid replacement, and IV/oral medication treatment.
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is common and is a normal part of pregnancy in which up to 80% of women have it to some degree. The exact mechanism for NVP is unknown but likely due to a mix of hormonal, mechanical and psychological factors. It is commonly term "morning sickness" but the symptoms can occur at any time for day. These symptoms can be unpleasant and can affect your daily routine. It tends to occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and is normal. It usually improves and disappears by 16 weeks, but may be longer for some, even until birth.
What can you do to reduce Nausea and Vomitting?
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