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Possible Dangers And Remedies Vomiting During Pregnancy by healthfolds(m): 12:53am On Dec 12, 2017
Vomiting during pregnancy is usually part of a healthy pregnancy. Every woman experiences this as a symptom of morning sickness during pregnancy. Vomiting during pregnancy is one of the standard discomforts that lead women turning the American Pregnancy Association for help.

Nausea and vomiting are usually part of a healthy pregnancy. Severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy affect less than 1% of women, but it can be debilitating, sometimes requiring hospitalization and rehydration.

Women suffer both physically and psychologically. Vomiting during pregnancy is familiar with as many as 60-70% of pregnant women experiencing vomiting as an unpleasant symptom of morning sickness.

Vomiting and nausea during pregnancy is the most common medical factor during pregnancy, which affects 80% of all pregnant women. In most cases, the misery typically goes away by the middle of the second trimester. although up to 20% of women continue to have symptoms throughout pregnancy.


The Causes of vomiting and nausea in pregnancy are not yet precise. The fluctuation in hormone levels during pregnancy could be one of the factors causing vomiting during pregnancy. Variations in these hormones may cause changes in the muscle contraction and relaxation patterns of your stomach.

Hormones slow down digestion, which could trigger stomach and intestines, thus leading to nausea and vomiting. Indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn, and, which are all considered possible symptoms of pregnancy and potential triggers of vomiting during pregnancy. The following hormones that have to do with this process include;

Pregnancy hormones- human chorionic gonadotropin(hCG).



Abnormality levels of thyroid hormones have also been reported in a woman with severe vomiting, although a cause and effect relationship remains unknown.


It is essential, however, for women to distinguish between typical pregnancy symptoms and potentially dangerous conditions accompanied by vomiting, such as hyperemesis gravidarum.

What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition where women experience more severe symptoms of pregnancy, such as profuse nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can have severe consequences, such as weight loss, rapid heart rate, and low blood pressure. Severe vomiting can prevent your baby from getting the nutrients he needs to grow and develop at optimal health.


Here are some home remedies for Women experiencing morning sickness. They can lessen the effects by making small changes to their daily routines.

1. Ginger

Ginger works well on the digestive system by reducing the acidity in the stomach. It is one of the best herbal medicine for morning sickness. The smell or the flavour of ginger helps you get over nausea or vomiting.

2. Peppermint

To reduce vomiting during pregnancy make sure to chew some peppermint leaves because it will aid in alleviating the vomiting symptoms, It has methanol, which produces an anaesthetic effect to prevent vomiting during pregnancy.

3. Diet

There are some diet that the mother can eat if she finds difficult digesting both solid and liquid meal, such as liquid supplements, puddings, and protein bars to replace the lack of essential maternal nutrients. It can also cause bloating, acid reflux and gas. Eating small portions every 1 to 2 hours and separately eating and drinking can be helpful.

4. Lemon

Make sure to take fresh lemon juice. Make sure to Sip it after vomiting or whenever you feel nauseated. Smell the sweet lemon peel to ease vomiting and nausea. lemon has a soothing smell and a calming effect on your body. Make sure squeezing some lemon into a glass of water by adding some sugar and honey and drink it every morning to prevent any bouts of vomiting. Keeping it too long will make it bitter.

5. Water

Drinking lots of water keep the body hydrated. A pregnant woman should try to consume at least 2 litres of water daily in small amounts taken frequently.

6. Vitamin B6

Eating foods that is rich in vitamin B6 such as avocados, fish, nuts, brown rice, and banana reduces vomiting and nausea. Take one teaspoon of molasses every night before going to bed because it is rich in vitamin B6. Taking sufficient amount of vitamin B6 during pregnancy can help reduce nausea and vomiting.

Article source from: http://www.healthfolds.com/2017/12/possible-dangers-and-remedies-vomiting.html?m=1

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