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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 > Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Anticipating HG
Preparing before pregnancy

Coping
Date: 2000-10-05

Question:
I have two children, and I had hyperemesis gravidarum with both of my pregnancies. I had never heard of this condition previously, but it was MISERABLE! My doctor tried many different drugs and therapies with no success. I was repeatedly hospitalized for dehydration, and by the fourth month I had lost 25 pounds. My husband and I would like to have more children if possible, but I would like to know if there is any hope of alleviating, or at least moderating this terrible sickness. It is encouraging to know that some research is being done about this. Could you give me any suggestions or recommendations? I appreciate your time and your response.

Answer:
NVP is unpredictable in pregnancies and a future one might be less difficult. Our advice is to talk to your doctor about taking a vitamin B6 supplement before your next pregnancy. Once you are pregnant, ask your doctor about starting available treatment at the first sign of NVP.

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