Pregnant Women Experiencing Severe Morning Sickness are at the Risk of having Low Weight Infants


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Jaipur, June 2, 2018 – Pregnant women experiencing severe morning sickness during the early stages of their pregnancy are at the higher risk of giving birth to low birth-weight infants, says Dr. Rashmi Agarwal, M.B.B.S., M.S. (OBS&GYNAE), Shree Ansh Advance Fetal Care Center Jaipur.

She stresses the malnutrition of pregnant women with morning sickness to eating an appropriate amount of nutritious and vitamin-rich food in order to keep their children healthy for a long term.

Dr. Rasmi is a vital part of Shree Ansh fetal medicine center Jaipur and one of the most trusted and established gynecologists in Jaipur. She said that morning sickness is an indicator of more serious later-pregnancy complications that can even affect the child. Understanding the importance of morning sickness and managing it is very essential for pregnant women in order to keep their and their children’s life healthy.

Morning sickness, vomiting, and nausea are all the symptoms of pregnancy however, these complications should be dealt with proper management, said Dr. Rashmi. It mostly affects the mass of the newborn baby and hence is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Around 40-50% of pregnant women experience some kinds of morning sickness and few of them suffer from its severe persistent form called hyperemesis gravidarum that causes malnutrition in pregnant women.

She said that the immediate effects on the mothers are easy to observe and the impact of vomiting and nausea during the later stages of pregnancy and delivery can also be seen.

She advises her patients at Shree Ansh to consume healthy and nutritious food items in order to keep their mental health stable. Pregnancy is not easy especially for the first time mothers and hence, they should take proper care of their health in order to avoid further complications.

However, the mass of the newborn does not differ significantly but can be lower than the average healthy weight. She said that those who experience severe morning sickness in conjunction with nausea and vomiting during the early stages of pregnancy but manage to cope with it in the remaining stages tend to deliver a healthy baby who tend to gain weight at appropriate levels. Those who fail to take care of themselves during the early stages of pregnancy may not deliver a healthy baby.

Dr. Rashmi Agarwal says that maternal malnutrition during pregnancy leads to fetal malnutrition. And this leads to the mothers delivering low birth weight infants who often experience lasting effects of metabolic syndromes. So after the morning sickness subdues, mothers should focus on eating right and well so that they can reach the appropriate weight levels.


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