15Food Won't Stay Down
Many of us have spent the first trimester feeling nauseous and vomiting. The second trimester of your pregnancy may have provided some relief from this. However, the third trimester can be punctuated by sickness too. As the baby grows and the stomach is squashed, we can experience acid reflux and
inability to eat very much. If we eat too much we might vomit and feel unwell. However, prolonged vomiting needs addressing.
Rarely, it can be a sign of preeclampsia. If vomiting is accompanied by headaches, swelling, and fatigue, it is important to get checked out as soon as possible. If preeclampsia is not treated it can be fatal for mother and baby.
If it is close to the due date or there have been prolonged abdominal cramps, it could be a sign of labor. Kids Center reminds us that if there are some weeks before the due date it’s important to seek medical attention. Preterm babies and mother need some attention that only a hospital can provide.
Sometimes even late into pregnancy, expectant mothers might still be experiencing morning sickness in the third trimester. Whilst this is unpleasant and debilitating, it is not dangerous for the baby and it will take all the nutrients it needs providing some food and liquid is kept down. If this becomes severe it might be necessary to go to the hospital to be fed intravenously.