1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
416-813-6780 Motherisk Helpline
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
Current Studies at Motherisk
Study seeks women between 4 and 12 weeks in their pregnancy with morning sickness (NVP)
Pregnancy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Environmental Exposures and Children's Health
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study
Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk 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.
NVP Symptoms and Effects
This is my second pregnancy and I have been suffering from nausea and morning sickness starting not long after my 4th week. It has, however, gotten much worse in this last week. I am currently 8w5d and have been having very bad spells of nausea, dizziness and vomiting for the last 5 days. At first I thought that it was the flu but now the dizziness is gone but the nausea and vomiting remain. I am concerned because I am vomiting no less than 2x per day and up to 10x per day. I try to eat regular small meals and to make sure that I have fluid intake but it is becoming increasingly diffuclit because I just don't feel like eating or drinking anything. Is there anything that can be done? I am waiting for my first prenantal appt but should I maybe contact my Dr early to bring this up?
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is unfortunately so common that it affects between 50 percent to 80 percent of all pregnant women, most often during the first trimester. The worst time is usually between weeks 8 to 12. Safe treatment is available in Canada with Diclectin containing Vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate. For more specific counselling, if you are located in Canada or the US, please call our Helpline at 1-800-436-8477. Also, take a look at the previous questions and answers below.