A pregnant woman more often than not might experience morning sickness. However, there are those women that may never experience any symptom that is associated with morning sickness. In order to understand morning sickness and more so the severe morning sickness, it is important to understand the whole process by which this condition comes to be. The first thing to understand is that the human body reacts to anything that is foreign by deploying the necessary immune system possible to eliminate the threat.
In the body of a woman, the egg is every part and parcel of her body; however, when the same is fertilized by a sperm it gets a different formation that makes it a foreign body. This automatically prompts the body to produce the necessary hormones to eliminate this foreign body. On the other hand, the body produces a hormone called the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which protects the egg.
This hormone protects the egg or the very young embryo up to such a time that the placenta is developed enough to protect the embryo. The HCG hormone is also responsible for the increased progesterone into the uterus which helps in the growth of the embryo.
Severe morning sickness can be experienced mostly in women who have had earlier pregnancies. As a woman gets pregnant with a consecutive child, the HCG levels rise. This simply means that in the subsequent pregnancies, a woman whose HCG levels are high may experience hyperemesis gravidarum condition.
This is a simply the severe symptoms that a woman experiences when they are having their morning sickness. Some studies show that this condition is more likely to be genetic. A woman who experiences these symptoms should first seek the attention of a gynecologist. It is also very important that a woman visits a hospital so as to get proper evaluation of their pregnancy so as not to endanger themselves and the life of the unborn.
The symptoms that come with severe morning sickness include a lot of vomiting which then leads to huge amount of body fluids getting lost. Consequently this leads to the woman experiencing constipation, lack of urination, pallor, tiredness, sleepiness, poor sense of smell and hallucinations among others. With these symptoms having been clearly pointed out, a woman should always rush to the hospital whenever they get to experience any of these symptoms. There are serious symptoms that come with this condition if a woman fails to seek medical attention at the earliest possible opportunity. Lack of treatment of severe morning sickness may more often than not affect the development of a child.