Toxicosis is a fairly common condition of pregnant women, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. It arises due to poisoning with toxins and other harmful substances that are formed in a pregnant woman during the development of the fetus.
This can also lead to the manifestation of a variety of symptoms, the most persistent is the violation of the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and metabolism. How much toxemia lasts during pregnancy, so many symptoms persist.
There are several degrees of toxicosis:
The first – the urge to vomit is observed infrequent, up to 5 times. Weight loss is insignificant up to 3 kg;
The second – vomiting up to 10 times and weight loss can be 3-4 kg for a two-week period, which can lead to lowering of blood pressure;
The third – prolonged and frequent attacks of vomiting, reaching up to 25 times a day, there is a significant weight loss – over 10 kg, the temperature rises and the pulse increases.
Many women try to determine the absence or vice versa of the presence of pregnancy, and begin to listen to their body, and to each of its changes. Not every woman knows when the toxicosis may begin during pregnancy. Doctors put the following time frame:
Early toxicosis can begin in the first days of delay or at 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. And the toxicosis ends at an early date by 13-14 weeks, but everything can be completed earlier, each case is individual.
Manifestations of late toxicosis begin at the very last trimester of pregnancy, and sometimes in the middle of the second trimester, which is much more dangerous for the fetus and mother.
As soon as the conception of the child occurs, the organism of the future mother begins to adjust the rhythm of the work for two: the mother and the baby. From what at first the woman begins to experience discomfort called toxicosis. How to deal with it, you can find out on the forum, where each mom shares her secret.
First of all, the woman shows irritability, increased salivation, loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, drowsiness, changes in taste receptors, vomiting and weight loss. Very rarely with early toxicosis, it is possible to observe the development of dermatoses, asthma, osteomalacia – softening of bone substance, tetany – spasmodic manifestations of skeletal muscles. Symptoms of severe toxicosis appear regardless of whom the mother is waiting for: a boy or a girl. Symptoms of toxicosis can be observed and with a frozen pregnancy, which can be distinguished by the absence of fetal and palpitations.
All cases associated with toxicosis of the first half of pregnancy and subsequent trimesters are individual, so to accurately answer the question: “When will the toxicosis end?”, No one can answer absolutely accurately. Some mothers experience a slight sign of nausea, while others are forced to spend weeks in the hospital in order to overcome the toxicosis. The same factor applies to duration, because in pregnant women toxicosis is observed in different trimesters, but in most cases, toxicosis at week 14 passes by itself.
Symptoms of toxicosis can continue until the placenta is formed, and this process ends at about 12 or 14 weeks. After that, the tranquil course of the second trimester pregnancy begins. Toxicosis in the third trimester can resume again, then it already has a completely different term – gestosis.
There are cases when the future mummy toxicosis begins in the last trimester, which is much more dangerous than toxicosis in the early pregnancy. If symptoms of late toxicosis should immediately contact a specialist.
There are many means of toxicosis, with some only reducing symptoms, while others are struggling with it. But it is worth taking into account that not all medicines for toxicosis are safe and effective.
Treatment of toxicosis with the help of a medicament method. In the fight against toxicosis among a wide range of medications used, only valerian, nose-pa and microelements are among a number of harmless drugs. But in some situations, the use of more serious drugs is simply necessary for the health of the mother and child, if not, then miscarriage may occur. Drug treatment for early and late toxicosis should be comprehensive and include various drugs.
Immune therapy is a modern invasive method of treatment. The principle of its action is as follows: the pregnant woman in the skin of the forearm injects lymphocytes of the spouse. Relief of symptoms of toxicosis occurs after 24 hours. This method of treatment requires a thorough examination of the father for the presence of infections. It is important to know that immune cytotherapy can be dangerous, as the risk of contracting hepatitis and other infections increases.
Homeopathic method of treatment. This type of control of toxicosis is considered the safest and most effective.
Homeopathy allows you to select individual drugs that can be treated not only by the female body, but also by the child. Side effects and overdos are excluded, and the used means do not become addictive.
Aromatherapy has been used since ancient times and has a beneficial effect on the well-being of a pregnant woman. So, for example, during the morning exacerbation of toxicosis, you can drop a couple drops of peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief and put it next to you. If you do this procedure for several nights in a row, the result will not take long.
You can carry ginger oil with you and at the moment when the nausea gets worse, you need to drop ginger oil on your palm, rub it well and put your palms to your nose, and take a deep breath. It is also possible to carry out steam inhalations, they reduce the urge to vomit.
For prophylactic purposes, every morning, you need to rub the oil solution into the near-buccal area: one drop of ginger is added to the dessert spoon of vegetable oil.
In addition to the above methods of treating toxicosis, phytotherapy is also used, and someone prefers unusual methods: acupuncture, hypnosis, electrosleep and others.
Do not tune yourself to the fact that manifestations of toxicosis during pregnancy, you will not miss. More often say to yourself: “Everything will be fine, and with me, and with the child”!