Morning sickness and vomiting are definitely among the most notorious pregnancy symptoms. Most women experience some nausea in the first trimester of their pregnancies. Nausea can be continuous, triggered by certain foods or smells, or dependent on the time of day. No, it does not just happen in the morning pregnancy sickness can strike at any time of the day. Still, feeling nauseous during pregnancy is not only normal, but there are some indications that women suffering from heavy morning sickness have less chance of miscarrying.
If your pregnancy is accompanied by heavy and frequent vomiting, when should you be worried? Did you read that recent news story about the pregnant woman who had an abortion because of extreme morning sickness that caused her to vomit countless time a day? While the very thought of something like that repulses me, I have to admit to being in no place to judge her. Extreme morning sickness can indeed be debilitating, and can leave you hospitalized and immobile. Also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, extreme pregnancy nausea is by no means a walk in the park. If your frequent vomiting means that you are unable to keep any meals down at all, and you even expel any water or other fluids you ingest, it is time to get in touch with your doctor.
Dehydration can turn into a serious medical condition for anyone, but in pregnant women it can even cause a miscarriage. Being unable to keep fluids down means that you might require IV fluids to keep you hydrated. If you are throwing up so often that you suspect you are getting dehydrated, seeking immediate medical attention is warranted. Feeling so ill that it is interfering with day to day activities is also a reason to call your healthcare provider, and if you are experiencing any symptoms of dehydration, you should take those very seriously.