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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.


Date: 2002-01-10

I am thinking of getting pregnant a third time and have had hyperemesis in my last two preg. I am interviewing a perinatologist who uses steroids as a form of treatment. How safe is that? I thought steroids were dangerous.

Please use the search engine on this Motherisk website to find our published studies on the risk or safety of CORTICOSTEROIDS in pregnancy. If you are in the United States, you may also want to call a teratogen information service in your area. To find one, contact the National Referral Service in Washington: (202)293-5137.

Also, we have developed a TREATMENT ALGORITHM for NVP and Hyperemesis which we can send to your doctor upon his or her request. Your doctor should contact our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.

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