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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: Understanding NVP
NVP and Stress on Relationships

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-09-05

My girlfriend is about 9 weeks pregnant. She is completely drained of energy and hasn't gotten a full night sleep since week 3 due to constant vomitting. She is going to call the hotline, but my question is how can NVP affect our personal relationship? I feel like I have to walk on eggshells around her, and yet she can't help her frustration.

If your girlfriend calls our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 - and receives counseling, we will mail her 3 pamphlets, including one especially meant for partners. This partners pamphlet explains what NVP is and also that it can be stressful for relationships. Just imagine having a hangover for weeks and dealing with constant nausea! The best thing is to be understanding, helpful and not feel that your girlfriend's frustration is directed at you.

If she has not called the NVP Helpline yet, please urge her to do so. We will giver detailed information on how to deal with her NVP.

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