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Hot Ginger And Hot Lime Drinks To Decrease Emesis Gravidarum

Volume 2 - Issue 12, December 2018 Edition
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Author(s)
Rahajeng Siti Nur Rahmawati, Indah Rahmaningtyas, Trinanda Qonitah
Keywords
emesis gravidarum, drinks, ginger, lime, pregnancy.
Abstract
Emesis gravidarum is a normal grievance which is experienced by pregnant mother in the first trimester and can become hyperemesis gravidarum so that it increases the risk of disorders of pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting happen on 60%-80% primigravida and 40%-60% multigravida. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy can be avoided with pharmacology and nonpharmacologic therapy. One of the nonpharmacologic therapies to control nausea and vomiting is ginger and lime. This research aimed to prove the effects of hot ginger and hot lime drinks to first-semester pregnant mother. This research used quasy experiment study of pre-posttest design in a group of hot ginger and hot lime drinks. The population was all pregnant mothers in the first semester who experienced emesis gravidarum in Grogol, Health Center, Kediri, Indonesia. The samples were 32 people by using purposive sampling technique. Collecting the data was conducted directly through the observation. Data analysis shows that hot ginger and hot lime drinks are effective in decreasing emesis gravidarum so that people get the benefit from hot ginger and hot lime drinks as alternative medicine before consuming antiemetic medicine. Provision of hot ginger drinks may reduce stress, both physical stressor and emotional stressor, which is to reduce the intensity of nausea and vomiting and reduce anxiety. The pregnant mother can also make the variants of ginger and lime to decrease the frequency of emesis gravidarum because they are easy to get, simple and effective without side effects and they do not harm the mother and the fetus.
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