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Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Understanding NVP
Therapeutic abortions due to severe NVP

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2001-03-02

Question:
I have just suffered from hyperemesis and found no relief from the medical community. I was hopitalized twice and both times I had bad reactions to the drugs given. I was given IVs both times to rehydrate me and finally Zofran was given which gave me the slightest bit of relief. I was sent home and continued to vomit. I was unable to tolerate light or sound, reading, television, which left me in a dark room sick. My husband was incredibly compassionate and helpful and much more empathetic than any doctor I encountered. Finally, I decided to terminate the pregancy at 8 weeks. I am curious to know how many women choose this option. My life was not threatened, but I could not live like that for another week let alone 5 more weeks or 7 months. All the things I read on the internet are women who have roughed it out, and I am amazed and I think it makes me feel weak that I could not do the same. I never want to go through that again, therefore my husband and I are planning on looking into adoption. We had been trying to get pregnant for two years and lost one pregancy to miscarriage. Please let me know if I am alone in my choices or just weak.

Answer:
You are not alone and to prove it just read our article on therapeutic abortions due to severe NVP. It's on our site here

If you would lik to discuss this further with one of our NVP counsellors please call our toll free number - 1-800-436-8477. If you were to attempt another pregnancy and suffered from NVP again, there are safe and effective treatments available.

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