Nausea During 7 Weeks Pregnant And Difficult Food Entry?
Hello, my wife is pregnant right now, about 7 weeks pregnant, but I think my wife is nausea and vomiting quite often so it makes me worry because I hardly eat rice for her daily life, especially now that I work in China so I communicate with doctors. here which is rather difficult because it is difficult to find a doctor who can speak English, yesterday checked the fetal heart rate for about 97 seconds, is that normal, at this time the wife consumes vitamins from bayer elevit and drinks anmum milk. please advise, thanks
Hello Hasbi, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Until now, there has been no exact number on what is a normal fetal heart rate, but internationally 120-160 times the beat of a minute is commonly used as a reference of a normal fetal heart rate.
If you look at the reference numbers used, your child's fetal heart rate is below normal, but it needs to be re-confirmed whether this is due to a young uterine age (heart rate calculation is generally rarely used as a reference in early pregnancy) or due to other conditions such as due to lack of food and fluid intake in the mother.
Although limited in terms of communication, it is strongly recommended to return to bring your wife back to the obstetrician or even to the hospital emergency room if indeed vomiting occurs very often and disrupt food / fluid intake because if left unchecked can endanger the mother or fetus.
Vitamins and milk consumed by your wife, may still be continued (especially if it is recommended by the doctor), but still make sure your wife gets adequate food and fluid intake. It doesn't have to be rice if it does make your wife more nauseous, but make sure the amount is enough to meet her nutritional needs according to the age of her womb.
If it is indeed difficult to consult with a doctor there, you can try to consult with other obstetricians who are members of HealthReplies.com about your wife's condition.
I hope this helps.