Nausea and Vomiting During Early Pregnancy
Most of the pregnant mothers suffer from nausea and vomiting, and excessive nausea and vomiting should be treated during pregnancy. During pregnancy, many complaints may occur that cause discomfort to the mother. One of them is nausea and vomiting. This common complaint may be more severe than usual, and expectant mothers should be treated in a hospital.
Excessive nausea and vomiting, which are not harmful to the mother or the baby, are also called hyperemesis gravidarum.
Approximately 50% of mothers complain of nausea and vomiting in the first months of pregnancy. It can be very severe in the 0.5 – 1% of pregnant women and can lead to weight loss. This disease called hyperemesis gravidarum requires treatment. Excessive nausea and vomiting do not harm the baby. Hyperemesis gravidarum does not lead to a developmental delay in the infant and the baby to be born with a low weight. It does not also cause high blood pressure, preeclampsia, miscarriage, and premature birth.
Treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum
Mothers with extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are advised to eat six meals a day. Bland and dry should be preferred. Fluid intake is very important. Mothers who complain about hyperemesis gravidarum should stay away from stress and rest as much as possible. Medicines can be used to prevent nausea and vomiting.
Nausea during pregnancy can be treated with acupuncture!
There are many Regulation Treatments, and acupuncture is one of them. Acupuncture tries to balance Yin and Yang “power” in the human; such as male – female, hot – cold, full – empty and “nauseous – calm”.
With the Regulation Treatments, it is possible to find solutions to many problems during pregnancy. Approaching the pregnant woman as a whole from this perspective:
- Completion of deficient ones (such as vitamins and minerals)
- Relieving excessive mobilized organs (such as nausea)
- Improving disorders (sleep disorder, etc.)
Nausea and vomiting may occur until the fifth months of pregnancy. Although the exact cause of it is not known, endocrinological, biochemical, and psychological factors play an important role here. Mothers may lose weight in the first three months because of excessive nausea and vomiting, but the baby will continue to grow normally. However, regular and balanced nutrition is very important in this period.
There are some ways you can manage yourself for nausea complaints at home. You can reduce your nausea by applying pressure with your thumb to the acupuncture point that you find by coming three fingers back from the big fold line that is occurred when you bend your wrist. You can safely apply this method by yourself. It is known that ginger has a long-term effect on the digestive system. You can prepare it in the form of tea by taking small sips. There are also capsules of ginger root. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) which can be taken 2-3 times a day can be used safely for pregnancy nausea, and you should not take medicines used to treat iron deficiency anemia in this period, if not necessary. Physical and mental wellbeing of pregnant women is also important in reducing nausea.