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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 symptoms and effects

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-09-20

Hello! My daughter was born 9 weeks premature. During the pregnancy I was nauseous and vomited frequently ( 5-6 episodes a day). At times I would go momentarily blind during it and would have pin prick sized bruises around my eyes after. I lost weight through the 5th month (a total of 25 lbs.) and then started gaining. At every check-up after the 3rd month I had increasing levels of protein in my urine. I was useless afternoons and evenings from fatigue and confusion. I could not keep hardly any liquids , meats, or vegetables down. I lived on mostly pasta, bread, and fruit. The doctor only suggested I take Premesis. At 31 weeks I hadnít felt any movements in a few days (other than hiccups) and insisted they run tests. They found her heart rate was decelerating and that the amniotic fluid was low. They put me on IV fluids and a monitor. The next morning they did a C-Section because her heart rate was decelerating and they could not bring it back up. They think she may have been pressing on the cord due to the low amniotic fluid. My questions are: 1) Could this have been HG? 2) Can NVP / HG only treated with Premesis cause protein in the urine and/or low amniotic fluid? 3) What causes the momentary blindness and pin prick bruises during the vomiting? Is this something I should be concerned about next time? 4) What is the probability that I will experience similar symptoms again? 5) Is there anything I can do now (prior to becoming pregnant) to help prevent this? 6) If I start to experience the same problems do you recommend I bring the algorithm to the doctor to discuss? Is there research to back up your recommendations and findings that I can reference? My main concern is having my next baby born full term. I want to make sure that if something of this nature happens again I am able to be a bit more proactive about finding a solution. Thank you! Jill

It is difficult to answer your questions without access to your medical records. Please consult your physician. It is unlikely that your problems were related to the NVP or taking the premesis. As it is possible that you may have NVP again in your next pregnancy,it would be a good idea to take the algorithm which is evidence-based to your doctor and start treatment early on in your pregnancy.

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