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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: NVP and other effects
Heartburn and NVP

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-04-11

Question:
I get nausious every morning but, never seem to vomat; and some times I get heart burns is that normal? Also , I am taking Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg cp for my high blood pressure is it ok to keep on taking this medication during the pregancy. I am in my 2nd month. This is my first pregancy I would like to know what should I be suspecting to change from my body?

Answer:
This NVP Forum does not address the safety of medications (other than those for the treatment of NVP) or other exposure issues during pregnancy. For safety info, please call the Motherisk Line at (416) 813-6780 if in Canada or consult www.OTISPREGNANCY.org for a teratogen information service in the United States or ENTIS for other countries.

Concerning your nausea and heartburn, please call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 for complete information on how to deal with those symptoms, including safe available treatment, if needed.

As a general comment, we tell all women with NVP to eat very frequently (hourly) small amounts (1 or 2 bites only), day and night (whenever one might wake up) to avoid having an empty stomach in the morning. A large variety of foods and snacks will help as everyone has different likes and dislikes at different times. We also suggest not to eat and drink liquid at the same time. If your heartburn persists you might want to discuss it with your doctor as there is safe medication to take for it.

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