It is important to know that while morning sickness is unpleasant and can disturb a mother’s day-to-day life, it is not at all dangerous to the baby’s health.
However, persistent morning sickness can develop into a severe form called hyperemesis gravidarum. A pregnant woman with hyperemesis gravidarum is at higher risk of dehydration and malnourishment due to increased vomiting.
UTIs (urinary tract infections) can also cause nausea and vomiting. You should contact a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Dark-coloured urine or no urination for more than eight hours
- Severe dizziness or weakness
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in urine
The above symptoms are signs of dehydration or a UTI.
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