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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Varying symptoms of NVP
Stomach acidity

NVP Counselor
Date: 2004-12-02

Question:
I have been very sick latetly. I also vomit on a regular basis. And yesterday I got a burning sensation in my stomach. I have found that once I get the acids out of my stomach, things go back to normal. I am waking up at night several times because of that burning sensation. This morning I made an experiment and drank lots of water first thing in the morning.The water 'washed' all the acid out of my stomach and I have been feeling ok the whole day, no sickness ot burning sensation. My question would be if it makes sense to force yourself to vomit those acids in the morning by drinking water and letting the water do it for you?

Answer:
We do not know how many months you are into your pregnancy. Stomach acidity might occur for different reasons at different stages of gestation. For example, in late pregnancy it might be caused by added pressure from the baby.

In early pregnancy it can be a part of the NVP symptoms or something else. For example, some women have a tendency to experience stomach acidity (prior to pregnancy), while others may be positive for the H Pylori stomach bacteria.

In any case, you should discuss it with your doctor. Also be sure to discuss your method of drinking lots of water. The doctor may want to prescribe medication to help with the burning sensation at night.

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