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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
When to start taking Diclectin

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-08-14

Question:
I am 11 weeks pregnant and so excited.... except I have been experiencing NVP since I was 7 weeks prego. I stepped on the scale this morning and nearly cried because I was down another couple of pounds. In total I have lost 10 pounds but always carried a little extra ( I am 5'7 and weighed 175 pre-pregnancy). I spoke to my Doctors assistant today and she advised me to take diclectin. I am just wondering how this drug affects my baby. Is there anything natural that I should try first before I take the diclectin?

Answer:
Diclectin is the drug of choice to take for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. This drug is the most studied drug in pregnancy and has not been found to increase the baseline risk for major malformations or any other adverse effects on the baby. We agree with your health care provider that you should start taking it right away as you appear to have quite severe symtoms of NVP which would probably not be alleviated by natural products.

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