1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
416-813-6780 Motherisk Helpline
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
- Read more in our News Archive
Current Studies at Motherisk
Neurodevelopment of Children Exposed in-Utero to Chemotherapy for Maternal Breast Cancer (Dr. I Nulman)
Diclegis Surveillance Program Study
Diclectin Surveillance Program Study
Study seeks women between 4 and 12 weeks in their pregnancy with morning sickness (NVP)
Pregnancy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Environmental Exposures and Children's Health
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study
Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
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.
I just recently got pregnant, i took a test yesterday and its positive, my whole point of contacting you is because i have a fobia (not sure if spelt correctly) of vomitting, and i don't feel sick yet, and i am in schooll, so i was wondering if there is a way of preventing it, or something i can take. this fobia if very serious since a child of vomitting. please get back to me asap thank you
First of all remember that not all pregnant women experience NVP. Statistically, 50% to 80% do and mostly during the first trimester. Some of these women suffer mostly from nausea, and never vomit. So just remain hopeful that you may not be affected, but be prepared.
At the first sign of nausea, start eating differently. Avoid means and eat frequent small snacks (1 or 2 bites every 1 or 2 hours). Do this day and night to avoid having an empty stomach. Also, do not mix food with large amounts of liquid.
If symptoms become difficult, treatment is available. In Canada, the approved drug is Diclectin. Its equivalent in other countries is Vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate. This combination is discussed in previous Q&A's when Diclection is not available. You and your doctor may also want to view our NVP treatment algorithm.