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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: Understanding NVP
Persistent NVP past 12 weeks

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-08-31

Hello i am just passed 12 weeks and and i have been on diclectin from 7 weeks 4 pills 3 times a day 2 at bed 1 at noon and one at dinner and at week 9 i was taking in to the because i still would not stop bringing it up and there they told me to go to every 5 hours 2 when i got up and 1 every 5 hr after that. well my question is when do i stop taking the pills like i said i am now just over 12 weeks and not always feeling good but not bring any thing up but i dont want to stop taking the pills in fer that i will just get sick all over again when will i know i don't need the pills no more. also i have not been taking my materna because it is to big it just makes me get sick and if i do get it down i dont feel well all day is there anyting that is chewable i can take so my baby will get what it needs? thanks

Some women's NVP persists past the three month period, sometimes throughout the whole pregnancy and you may one of them. The only way to know if you do not need the medication anymore is to gradually stop taking it and see if the NVP comes back. If it does, you can go back on the medication as it is safe to take throughout the pregnancy. If the Materna is making you sick, talk to your about discontinuing use until you feel better. We are not aware of any chewable alternative to Materna. If you have other questions about NVP you can also call the Motherisk NVP Counselor Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST at 1-800-436-8477.

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