About 80% of all pregnant women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting (NVP) during their pregnancy. The common term for NVP is ‘Morning Sickness’, because usually the nausea is most severe first thing in the morning – for many women, it is the first sign of pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting occur most commonly during the first trimester (first three months of pregnancy), but for some women these unpleasant symptoms are present throughout the entire nine months.
NVP does not have to be something you just endure. There are ways, both natural and pharmacological, of relieving or sometimes even eliminating it.
Some websites on Morning Sickness:
Motherisk NVP (Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy) – compilation of research and other information on nausea in pregnancy, including a forum on “Morning Sickness”. Created by Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Tips and treatments for NVP – Lists ideas/techniques for relieving nausea and vomiting. Describes medical treatments available if symptoms are severe/debilitating. By the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada).