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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.

NVP- How long does it last?

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2002-09-30

Question:
I AM ABOUT 8 WEEKS NOW AND FEEL SLUGISH AND SICK EVERYDAY ALL DAY, I HAD NO SIGNS OF MORNING SICKNESS UNTILL THIS WEEK, HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST AND WHAT TO DO I HAVE TO WORK EVERYDAY AND IT IS DIFFICULT.

Answer:
Fifty to 80 percent of all pregnant women experience NVP in their first trimester. The onset of symptoms varies anytime from the first week to the eighth week. If symptoms are due only to pregnancy, they will in all likelihood affect you unitl the end of the first trimester. Most women feel better after week 12. There is safe treatment available. Call the NVP Helpline for more information: 1-800-436-8477

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