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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.

Long term effects of NVP and treatment

NVP Counselor
Date: 2003-03-27

Question:
I was reviewing the information and links from your website and have questions regarding longitudinal studies on the effect on the child. Has there been research on the specific effects of nausea and vomitting on the child's development? Have there been studies on if there is an influence of use of diclectin on the developing child? Thanks

Answer:
So far, no studies have been completed or published on NVP/HG treatments and the long-term development of the child. However, several studies have documented that NVP actually has a protective effect. As for Diclectin, no long term adverse effects associated with its use have ever been reported. That's encouraging, especially when you consider that Diclectin has been used for NVP since the early sixties!

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