Pregnancy nausea and vomiting

Morning sickness, which often occurs in early pregnancy, is usually accepted as a necessary evil. For many pregnant women, however, it is extremely stressful. This condition can usually be brought under control. There are effective and well-tolerated treatment options that can and should be used at an early stage.

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Nausea occurs in about 80% of all pregnant women. The transition between a mild form of morning sickness and repeated vomiting throughout the day is fluid. It can be different in each pregnancies in the same woman. The symptoms begin with general malaise, a feeling of fullness and morning sickness on an empty stomach. It increases to a constant nausea and even actual vomiting. The symptoms usually begin in the 6th-7th week of pregnancy, improve significantly from the 12th-14th  WIC and only in exceptional cases last longer than the 22nd-24th WIC. There is no standard definition for hyperemesis gravidarum. In general, one speaks of hyperemesis gravidarum if vomiting occurs more than five times a day (2-5% of pregnant women). This leads to an increasing impairment of well-being.

Different approaches are discussed with regard to the causes of hyperemesis gravidarum, such as hormonal influences, existing stomach infections and genetic influences. Hyperemesis gravidarum also belongs to the group of psychosomatic illnesses. In 90% of cases, the symptoms improve or disappear completely after the patients are hospitalized.

Thanks to a special treatment plan, we can provide you with targeted care and adapt the therapy to the intensity of your symptoms. We will be happy to advise you at your appointment in the office.