Hello Mamas -to -be. Well congratulations on your pregnancy. I really hope all is going very well for you. So yea you thought jus when you finished the worst dread of pregnancy during the first trimester, you realize that it ain’t over. You found out you need to be hospitalized to be treated for Hyperemesis Gravaraium.
You wonder what did I do to deserve this? I can relate mama. I experienced second trimester morning sickness as well. So I feel your pain!
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Guess what ? I have been there and done that. Right into my second trimester -Morning sickness and it truly is sickness. You want to vomit and you don’t the same time. It is like your body is trying to decide what to do. Anyway mama if you need some support to help you NAIL morning sickness during the second trimester, you have come to the right place.
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Hello I am Marilyn Smith. I would love to have you become a part of our community. I am a certified midwife equipping you with everything you need to succeed for a great outcome in your health and pregnancy.
To be honest you know and I know that morning sickness during any trimester is definitely is no fun, period!!! At the end of this post my goal is for you to fully understand this condition and you’ll get real, actionable steps to confidently prepare for your hospital visit.
Well lets get started.
Today we will cover the following topics
- What causes severe morning sickness during the second trimester?
- Is it normal to get morning sickness in the second trimester and what are the complications of this illness?
- Top Ways To Nail Morning Sickness During The Second Trimester if you become hospitalized for Hyperemesis Gravidarium?
What causes morning sickness in the second trimester?
Severe morning sickness is thought to be caused by high levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced primarily during the first trimester by the placenta. According to the researchers, high hCG levels during the second trimester could indicate abnormal placenta formation.
According to a new Swedish study, women who experience severe morning sickness are more likely to experience pregnancy complications, especially if the problem occurs during the second trimester. Unfortunately, this is the case for some women.
Most of the time when women are still experiencing severe vomiting during the second trimester they require hospitalization. I often had continued vomitng during the early second trimester but it usually would dwindle down and tapered off eventually.
Mothers-to-be who were hospitalized for severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum, during their second trimester were twice as likely to develop preeclampsia and 1.4 times more likely to have a baby who was small for his or her gestational age, compared to women who did not suffer from severe morning sickness.
The second trimester of pregnancy was defined as the period between weeks 12 and 21 of pregnancy. This is often a time the you should be getting some relief of morning sickness.
2. Is it normal to get morning sickness in the second trimester and what are the complications of this illness?
No mam! This is a rare case of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy often called Hyperemises Gravidarium. Severe morning sickness can cause malnutrition and dehydration in the woman, and has previously been linked to preterm birth. [See 3 Health Risks Linked to Severe Morning Sickness.].
The study findings suggest that hyperemesis gravidarum during the second trimester demands “an increased alertness and supervision during the pregnancy for development of any adverse outcomes,” said study researcher Marie Bolin, of Uppsala University’s Department of Women’s and Children’s Health.
You will be hospitalized once you are diagnosed with the illness. This list is great for any hospital visit.
You should see a doctor if
- If you are experiencing excessive nausea and vomiting that prevents you from keeping any food down
- If vomiting is accompanied by pain or fever
- If nausea and vomiting persists well into the second trimester (after the 12th week)
Ensure that you:
1. Carry all the handy stuff you will need in your neat travel luggage on wheels.
You will need a luggage to transport all of the items that will make your stay more comfortable. Make sure you take everything that you know you will need. If you know that you or someone you care about will need to be rushed to the hospital, keep a bag packed by the door. You’ll be able to flee as soon as you need to.
This is very popular among lovers who are expecting a child, but it is also a good idea for those who have chronic diseases. In the event of an emergency, you will be prepared to go to the hospital. I usually had my hospital bag packed from 7 months. This is important because sometimes you may have to go to the hospital and it could require hospitalization. So having a luggage prepacked could be helpful.
These stuff will include toiletries like soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, night gowns, bras, housecoat, bedroom slippers, underwear. powder, deodorant, shampoo, comb and brush.
Here is where you can find some of my favorites.
2. Take any medication you are on
Bring any medication you are on with you. Most doctors will want an up-to-date list of medications. In most cases, a comprehensive list of medications will suffice in place of the actual medication. However, your preferred brand of non-prescription medication may not be available at the pharmacy, so it is sometimes best to bring everything with you.
Keep in mind that, due to health and safety regulations, most hospitals will not provide home medications. Unless the medication is specialized (expensive oral chemotherapies, for example), general medication for common ailments is sufficient.
3.Take your own pillow.
Now everyone knows how comforting it is to have your own pillow in hospital. I don’t know about you, but I am typically swinish about using other pillows other than my own. Hospital pillows are typically wrapped in plastic. I hate the noise it makes while using it.
For a good night’s sleep, you should probably bring one of your own. Hospital blankets are not as bad, but for sentimental purposes it might be nice to have a favorite blanket from home as well. Don’t you think so?
- Just the smell of your own pillow can be very comforting and help with healing by decreasing stress hormones.
4.Don’t leave without your thermos
If you like hot tea, you would love to take your thermos along.
Hospital staff are usually very busy, so they may not always deliver you water in a timely manner. Also, hospital cups may be small, and won’t insulate your warm beverages very well. Be prepared with your own large thermos or mug so that you can have something to sip on all day long. If you are a real tea lover, you can take a large travel one like this one.
5.Fill up on something nice to read
If you are a reader like me , you will not want to leave your favorite book, magazine crossword puzzle, or bible. These are handy to pass away the boredom that can accompany hospital visits.
6.Don’t leave your cell phone
Hospitals are busy places so having your phone handy can The hospital phone might be hard to reach from your bed and your friends will probably have difficulty getting through to you when calling on the hospital line. A cell phone will make it easier to reach people, and, as an added perk, can provide a good source of entertainment.
7. Pack a notebook and a pen
You will want to keep a notebook on hand so you can write down questions for your doctors and record the things that they tell you. You often won’t have much time with your doctor, so you need to be prepared to get and give as much information as possible. This will also be useful, for example, when providing a record of your medication. A note book or journal can give you really important details about your life in the future.
8.Carry your ear plugs
Hospitals can be loud and you never know when your roommate will want to watch TV. Having ear plugs can be very handy to block sounds. Alternatively, consider noise canceling headphones. You might want to sleep but if your room mate wants to watch a movie, you can have a late night. Ear plugs can certainly make a difference in your hospital trip
9.Find out if you can bring your TV /fan
- Check with the hospital before you bring any electronic items. Some hospitals discourage or will not allow you to bring these items, as they do not want to be held liable if they go missing.
Hospital TVs are usually pretty small and can be hard to hear if you have a neighbor who is also watching. Bring a DVD player or a tablet with an online streaming account. You’ll need them to drown out other sounds.
10. Pack those tasty snacks
Hospital food can be hard to stomach. Bring things that do not need refrigeration and do not require much if any preparation. Be aware that, depending upon procedure, specific health conditions, or your reason for hospitalization, this may not be recommended. You may have specific dietary recommendations to follow while in the hospital. Check with your doctor first.
- Consider bringing granola bars, pastries, and fruit.
- Sugary treats are tempting, but they aren’t particularly good for your health. If you are in the hospital, they might not be the best option for you. However some handy healthy snacks like these may be just what you need.
11. Take your blanket and ask for one on arrival
Some hospitals are usually very cold; especially at night.
there should be a fitted sheet on top of the plastic, this can make the mattress hot and get your bed sweaty. Ask for a couple of extra blankets to place under you for more comfortable bedding. There is nothing like being warm with a nice blanket to remain cuddly during your stay. You might as well make it worth your time.
12.Ask to go for a little walk
Some of my clients would ask me to take them for a little walk just to get some fresh air and sunlight. Or sometimes as their nurse I would allow them to go with me to the store. This seemed to do wonders for them as they seemed more happier the rest of the day.
13. Thank your nurses
Thank your caregivers. If you are nice and appreciative to your nurses, you are more likely to receive good care. Only call for assistance when absolutely necessary. The frequency of your nurses’ visits will vary a lot depending on the severity of your condition.
You will most likely be checked on every two to four hours following surgery. You will be checked on less frequently as time goes on.
Keep in mind that you are not the only patient in the hospital, and the nurse has a large number of patients to attend to. It is critical to maintain patience while being a patient.
14.Get moving to improve your circulation
Move around a little. If you stay in the same position for an extended period of time, your circulation will suffer and you may develop pressure sores.
The nurses and certified nursing assistants are trained to help prevent bedsores, but you can also help by moving around a bit if you can. This could include getting out of bed for a walk, but even shifting positions in bed can help. Try to reposition yourself every couple of hours.
15. Pray that everything goes well
I want to encourage you to take Jesus with you where ever you go. The bible tells us to not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6.
16. Ask questions!
I have nursed so many patients who do not ask enough questions. Ask, ask, and keep asking. You are the reason why we exist. You should know what is going on with you.
17. Follow the hospital’s policies
All hospitals have rules which govern them. Inquire what they are and adhere to them.
There you have it. We have just wrapped up 16 Top Ways To Prepare For Morning Sickness Hospitalization During The Second Trimester. I sure hope you have a most safe and enjoyable trip to the hospital if this is your fate. On the other hand , if you were just reading this for interest I warn you do not wait for it to get this bad. Instead read right here for the many different ways you can fight against this level of vomiting.
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Thought for today:
Psalm 145:18 – The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.