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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
Worries about dehydration

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-01-31

Question:
My wife is 10 weeks pregnant and has be vomiting as many as 3 to 5 times a day, sometimes more. This all started in week 8. She was hospitalized in her first pregnancy for 4 days for NVP and had to be put on two IVs. It seems as though she can keep down breakfast so at least one meal a day is staying down; usually mornings are better. The biggest problem (in my humble opinion) is that she says she cannot take any fluids because this automatically makes her vomit. She tries to take in fruit to get fluids but I don't think it's enough and she loses most of it anyway. Shes taking Diclectin but I doubt an optimal amount is getting into her system. She is getting severe headaches and weakness (sometimes dizziness) which I thing is because of dehydration. Although we are worried about nutrition, dehydration is a major concern after reading the SOGC site. I'm going out now to get some 250mg ginger tablets, Ensure, popsicles, jello you name it we're at the end of our list of things to try. We've tried just about everything else talked about here. Can you suggest something to help in the hydration department? Even small sips of water come back up. Sometimes herbal teas will stay down. We'll be calling your number in the morning for consultation. I'm wondering at what point I should take her to the hospital for IV.

Answer:
I am glad to hear that you are calling our line as this is best discussed in person

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