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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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NVP in weeks 8 to 12 of pregnancy

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2001-07-31

Question:
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?

Answer:
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.

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