My Wife is in her 12th week of pregnancy, did feel nausea in her first trimester but even more so now, and is vomiting quite regularly. eating a small meal used to help but not anymore. She also looks a lot thinner then she did weeks 1 trough 10, and doesn't seem to be gaining any weight. this is our first pregnancy so we are a bit worried. Any information you have would be very helpful especially to put her mind at ease or if there is a problem we can action it as soon as possible.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.
I can understand the pain and agony that your wife is going through. In majority, the symptoms go away by the middle of the 2nd trimester.
The dietary changes need to be done and are really helpful. Ask her to eat small amounts of food frequently so that sheâs never too hungry or too full. Avoid spicy and fatty foods.
Itâs good to try eating simple carbohydrates, such as unbuttered toast, plain baked potatoes, white rice, gelatin desserts, herbal or decaffeinated tea with sugar, or non-diet ginger ale.
Combining these simple carbohydrates with a serving of protein (e.g. egg white), especially right before bed helps in minimizing swings in blood sugar that may contribute to nausea.
Ask her to drink liquids between meals and not during meals to minimize nausea and vomiting. She should keep biscuits at the bedside table to help with nausea in the morning.
Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) supplements help reduce nausea and vomiting. The suggested dose is 25-50 mg every eight hours.
The drugs like ondansteron, phenergan or metoclopramide are used for the vomiting but these are usually taken after the prescription from a physician. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.
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