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Nutritional needs and NVP

NVP Counselor
Date: 2009-03-24

Question:
I have been experiencing some serious NVP which has pushed me to needing diclectin, which I started last night. I'm finding that it hasn't kicked in fully yet and that I'm still sick. I'm worried that baby isn't getting enough nutrients because whatever I eat never stays for long. I have some left over protein isolate and was considering making a fruit protein shake to hopefully get something more into my system. Are protein shakes safe during pregnancy? Can they help get me the nutrients that I'm missing out on potentially? Thanks Danielle

Answer:
The Diclectin may take a few days to really start working, so please persist with it. To discuss yours and your baby's nutritional needs associated with NVP, you may want to call our toll free NVP Helpline at 1 800 436-8471 for more information

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