Symptoms of morning sickness


   ( Include advice on when to seek for help .)

For most women ,the symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) begin before the ninth week of pregnancy,around six weeks after the last period . The symptoms of NVP should improve as your pregnancy progress and,in about 90% of cases,they resolve by the third month of pregnancy .

Sometimes,symptoms of nausea and vomiting  can be caused by a more serious,underlying health condition such as :

  • Urinary tract infection- a common infection that can affect the kidneys,bladder,urethra and the ureters .
  • Appendicits- a common condition that causes inflammation(swelling) of the appendix.
  • Pancreatitis- a uncommon but potentially serious condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas .

You should contact your GP or midwife immediately if you :

  • have very dark colored urine,or you do not pass urine for more than eight hours.
  • have abdominal(tummy) pain.
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38°c or above.
  • feel severely weak,dizzy, or faint when standing up.
  • Vomit blood.
  • have a racing heart rate.
  • have repeated episodes of vomiting .
  • are unable to keep down food,or fluids,for 24 hours.

Alternatively you can send an email to the administrator(GP) of this blog if you have any question .

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