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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: Planning ahead
Planning for a second pregnancy

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2002-01-09

Question:
I recently had a miscarriage at 17 weeks after being hospitalized for 2 months with severe Hyperemesis. I hope to try to conceive again after taking time to heal physically and emotionally, so I'm interested in fully researching all the available treatments. My main question is regarding finding a doctor who has more experience treating the condition than my GP and OB did. Do you have any resources for referrals? Thanks so much for offering a life saving service. I wish I had known about you when I was going through my pregnancy!

Answer:
We do understand that you want to plan your next pregnancy but wish to stress that no two pregnancies are alike. You might not experience the same severity of symptoms a second time around. Also, you might want to take a Vitamin B6 supplement before you become pregnant and once pregnant, start treatment for NVP at the very first sign of symptoms. These early steps are seldom taken in a first pregnancy.

We cannot refer you to a physicians, but suggest that you call the obstetric department(s) at you local hospital(s),or prenatal classes and ask if they are familiar with doctors with experience in handling hyperemesis cases.

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