Bhardwaj D1*, Chawla S1, Bhardwaj B1, Heer AK1, Verma P1 and Anurag Khera2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Army Hospital, India 2Department of Community Medicine, Army Hospital, IndiaFulltext PDF
Aim: To determine the association of vanilla ice cream in symptomatic relief of nausea and vomiting in management of hyperemesis gravidarum as measured by modified Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis (PUQE) score. Methods and Material: An observational study was carried out on the patients admitted for hyperemesis gravidarum during first trimester over a period of 1.5 years in a tertiary care Hospital. A cohort of pregnant women having vanilla ice cream was compared with the cohort who did not take it for the symptoms. All the patients admitted were treated using a standard treatment protocol based on the ACOG Practice Bulletin No.153. Modified PUQE scores of both the groups were compared at the time of admission and after 48 h. Statistical Analysis Used: The data was analyzed and Relative Risk (RR) was calculated for variables. Results: All participants except two in the control group remained in the study. Patients who were taking vanilla ice cream had a better recovery and better modified PUQE scoring at 48 h. The mean modified PUQE scores of post-therapy decreased significantly in the vanilla group (3.95) compared with the control group (2.57). Conclusion: The consumption of Vanilla ice cream during pregnancy can be used as an adjuvant therapy for treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum.
Hyperemesis gravidarum; Vanilla; PUQE score
Bhardwaj D, Chawla S, Bhardwaj B, Heer AK, Verma P, Kherav A. The Association of Vanilla Ice Cream in Symptomatic Relief of Nausea and Vomiting in Management of Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Cohort Study. J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2020; 4(1): 1048..