Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Lee H. Goldstein*, Corinna Weber-Schöndorfer, Matitiahu Berkovitch

*Corresponding author for this work

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Fifty to 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP), also known as morning sickness; ranging from mild discomfort to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). The treatment options for NVP range from conservative measures, such as reassurance and diet manipulation in the mildly symptomatic women, to drug therapy and if necessary, in severe and intractable cases, total parenteral nutrition or even therapeutic pregnancy termination. Drug free treatments, including acupuncture, acupressure, ginger and hypnosis are also presented. Medicinal therapy addressed in this chapter includes vitamins such as pyridoxine, dopamine antagonists, serotonin antagonists, antihistamines and corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrugs During Pregnancy and Lactation
Subtitle of host publicationTreatment Options and Risk Assessment: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780124079014
ISBN (Print)9780124080782
StatePublished - 2015


  • NVP
  • Nausea
  • Pregnancy
  • Treatment
  • Vomiting


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