The expectation of a child for any woman is one of the most unusual and wonderful periods of life. And yet, even in this magnificent period, the expectant mother has to bear the burden of pregnancy, when there are unpleasant sensations, heaviness, swelling, and nausea. These manifestations are absolutely normal in such a period, but they greatly aggravate the ability to lead a calm and unemotional lifestyle. One way or another, pregnancy is accompanied by toxicosis – loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and a change in taste buds. All this is affected by the environment, situations, and events: certain smells, trips in cars, flights by plane.
It is important to note that not every pregnant woman is faced with the occurrence of toxicosis during gestation. It is not uncommon for a woman to feel wonderful throughout the course of nine months. There are quite the opposite cases in which future mothers, precisely due to the appearance of severe discomfort, gas, nausea, and vomiting, begin to suspect pregnancy.
Why does she get sick during pregnancy?
Already from 2-3 weeks in the body of a woman hormonal changes begin. After the confluence of the egg with the sperm, it is implanted in the uterine mucosa. From this moment, the embryo begins to actively develop in the womb. This process is accompanied by the release into the blood of a large amount of chorionic gonadotropin. At the same time, estrogen and progesterone levels increase. Together, all these processes are not small stress for the female body, the processes of which begin to accompany reactions to all changes. And yet, to determine the exact gestational age from which a woman will feel sick and toxicosis will begin is absolutely impossible. These are so individual processes that for someone they very vividly accompany bearing, while for others they are completely absent.
If a woman wants to almost certainly know if she will have to face toxicosis, then she can ask her mother and grandmother about how their pregnancies went. Almost certainly, if the mother was very sick during the bearing of her daughter, then the daughter would also feel sick. All this is affected by a hereditary predisposition. Experts are sure that this particular factor is the reason for the development of toxicosis during pregnancy.
Until 15-16 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta is not yet fully formed. This suggests that the food consumed by the mother enters directly into her body, and to the baby through the bloodstream. So each organism will very peculiarly begin to show its attitude to certain products. In addition, we must not forget that during the first three months the placenta, as such, is absent in the child. This suggests that all of the decay products (and hence toxins) will enter his unformed body and affect the development of the baby. Therefore, to monitor the diet and diet, one way or another, it is simply necessary! The best option would be to prescribe a list of allowed and prohibited foods with your doctor.
In addition to a healthy diet, often unpleasant sensations are provoked by stress and a violation of the order of the day. And this means that the future mother just needs to protect herself as much as possible.
When does toxicosis begin during pregnancy?
As already mentioned, each female body is an individual. It happens that the very first symptoms of toxicosis appear at 5-7 weeks of gestation. It is not excluded that the later onset of toxicosis, but it should end before the end of the first semester.
The earliest toxicosis can occur during the first 4-5 weeks of pregnancy and completely disappear by 16 weeks. In more rare cases, women feel nauseous in the very first days of a delay. The latest toxicosis can develop in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. But in the latter case, consultation with a doctor and constant monitoring are mandatory.
In cases of late toxicosis, a woman must clearly distinguish whether the toxicosis is physiological or indicates pathology. Under normal circumstances, nausea and vomiting should stop by the end of 4 months, regardless of when they started. If these continue, there is the possibility of complications – gestosis.
It is important to clarify that gestosis has several degrees: from early to severe. In severe cases, it is very difficult to keep the pregnancy whole and it is absolutely not worth starting an ailment. Therefore, it is necessary to identify pathologies as soon as possible and begin an accelerated course of therapy under the supervision of doctors.
It is impossible to postpone the trip to the hospital in any case if after 4 months the condition of the pregnant woman is aggravated by excessive edema, headache, and convulsions. In order to maintain pregnancy and their own health, most likely, temporary hospitalization will be required. Self-medication, in this case, can entail only a train of huge and serious problems!
And, of course, we must remember that a pregnant woman needs peace and the absence of any occurrence of a violation of this peace. It is this factor that is key in bearing and giving birth to a healthy and strong baby.