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When can vomiting start in pregnancy?
The first symptoms of pregnancy, which may be accompanied by vomiting, are an increase in the amount of saliva, sensitivity to smells, changes in the perception of some flavors. The first vomiting may appear in the range of 4 to 8 weeks of pregnancy. The peak occurs at 9 to 11 weeks of pregnancy, and vomiting usually ends at 14-16 weeks of pregnancy.
If these symptoms appear, visit your doctor
If vomiting during pregnancy is accompanied by fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, you should consult your doctor. This is not a physiological symptom, therefore it requires treatment.
Very common vomiting - uncontrollable vomiting of a pregnant woman
When a woman very often vomits, loses weight (weight loss more than 5% of body weight), has signs of dehydration, then we talk about the uncontrollable vomiting of a pregnant woman. Often, this extreme form requires a visit to the hospital and hospitalization for several days to replenish fluids.
Sometimes during the diagnosis, the doctor may ask for a urine sample (to check for signs of dehydration), he may also order a blood test to assess the level of sugar, electrolytes, hormones, as well as liver tests. It also happens that he must rule out other causes of vomiting during pregnancy, such as urinary tract infection, hepatitis, and gallstones.
Vomiting in pregnancy - what to do?
If you are tired of vomiting during pregnancy, it is advisable to deal with the nausea that leads to them. Read - best practices for nausea during pregnancy. If you deal with nausea, you will also prevent vomiting. It is important to look at your diet during pregnancy, change your eating habits a bit, and avoid, especially in the first trimester, situations that lead to stomach contents.
When vomiting during pregnancy does not appear or does not bother you too much, you can enjoy pregnancy more. However, if they accompany the future mother almost all day, you should inform the gynecologist. Occasionally, your doctor will order you to take electrolytes and increase your fluid intake. Sometimes additional tests are also ordered to rule out another cause of vomiting.