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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: Varying symptoms of NVP
Constant vomiting

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2001-08-15

Question:
My partner is 11 weeks pregnant and is having constant vomiting since 8 weeks. The attacks can mean that she will vomit for hours until our doctor comes and gives her a anti-sickness jab. Is this normal - constant vomiting?

Answer:
Nausea and vomiting affect between 50% to 80% of all pregnant women. Constant vomiting can lead to weight loss and dehydration and needs to be treated. In Canada, early treatment with Diclectin can help minimize the severity of NVP. Your partner is obviously being treated and might benefit from regular intake of antiemetic medication. See the previous questions and answers posted below or call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.

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