If your morning sickness lasts all day and night, it is possible that your body will not absorb sufficient nutrition or liquids. In addition, it is possible that your body will not be able to absorb all the vitamins and minerals required for you and your fetus. Many women lose weight or do not succeed to gain weight during pregnancy. Acute cases of morning sickness may cause Hyperemesis Gravidarum or dehydration and malnutrition.
The good news is that with proper conduct and, if necessary, appropriate medical attention, you can prevent the damages that may be caused to you or to the fetus during pregnancy, even if you experience severe nausea and vomiting.
When is it recommended to seek medical attention?
If you suffer one or more of the following symptoms:
- During the course of 24 hours, you are not able eat or drink or you throw up anything you eat or drink.
- You feel weak or dizzy.
- Your mouth and lips are dry.
- You have a small amount of urine, and it is dark and has a strong smell.
- You do not gain weight properly, or even lose weight (weight loss of about 2.5 kg during a period of 1-2 weeks).
See your doctor, who would examine you and recommend ways to cope with the nausea and vomiting you experience. Some of the women need intravenous fluids frequently. This treatment is usually performed in a hospital.