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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.

B6 Injection

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-02-12

Question:
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and am sort of controlling my NVP with 200mg of B6 a day and Unisom. I'm also receiving regular acupunture. During my first pregnancy I suffered with HG until I started prednisone in the 20th week, but remained nauseated until I delivered. My mother had severe NVP with me 40 years ago. After a crazy search I have just learned from her elderly, retired OB that she received a B6 injection 100mg that stopped her severe symptoms instantly. Is this B6 injection still used regularly? I've never heard of it in this form. I'm hoping it might provide relief for me! Thank you very much for your help!

Answer:
Vitamin B6 by injection is still given by some physicians, although there are no studies on how well it works for severe NVP. You may want to call our toll free(1800 436-8477) to get more information

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