Many pregnant women know: shortly after the second line of the test appears, typical symptoms appear: painful pulling in the chest and groin, headache or nausea.
Some women vomit every day for the first few weeks, while others feel sick every time they have low blood sugar. Up to 80 percent of all pregnant women suffer during pregnancy suffering from some form of nausea, most within the first three months.
Some women suffer particularly hard: they vomit almost 24 hours a day, can barely get out of bed, and suffer significant weight and electrolyte loss. Hyperemesis gravidarum This is called this extreme form of pregnancy sickness, which can be very dangerous for mother and child, for example if the woman becomes dehydrated. It is estimated that 0.5 to 2% of all pregnant women suffer from it. In the worst case, affected people must receive fluids, electrolytes and nutrition intravenously in hospital.