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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.
Hi, our last pregnancy was a nightmere. NVP cronically for the whole nine months. ON top of that there was EXCRUCIATING pain due to Adhesion scars from her first Pregnancy (C Section). My partenr and i have yet again been blessed with another baby and the morning sickness has just started. Can we do anything about it? We don't want to spend half the term in hospital again.
Yes, you can do something. Start by reviewing the questions and answers below to see how others are coping. As you will see, the approved treatment in Canada for NVP is Diclectin (10mg vitamin B6 and 10 mg doxylamine succinate - usually taken 4 daily).
In other countries vitamin B6 and doxylamine (where available) are the safest alternative (and most studied). It's helpful to start treatment early, and establish that no other health problems may be adding to the NVP symptoms. Severe hyperemesis gravidarum cases have also been known to be caused by H. Pylori, a stomach bacteria that requires a different treatment. Talk to your doctor and make sure he/she is aware of your wife's past history and treatment. Your doctor can also visit our the Newsletter and Updates section of our website to see treatment algorithm for NVP/HG.