Information and Support for Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

No two pregnancies are the same, so listening to your body may help you understand it. One small change can make a big difference to the way you manage your pregnancy so you don’t need to suffer in silence.

This website provides information and support for women with Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy, commonly known as morning sickness, including what it is, when it starts, how best to manage it and how to speak with your doctor or nurse about it.

How common is ‘Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy’?

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy is the most common medical illness of pregnancy, affecting up to 80% of all pregnant women.

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When does Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy start?

Women with NVP typically experience symptoms early on. For most women NVP starts between 4-7 weeks of pregnancy.

While the majority of women will experience Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy up to their 12th week of pregnancy, as many as 20% will continue to experience nausea, vomiting and retching beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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How can I improve my Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy?

There are a number of ways that you can manage the symptoms of your Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and it is important to discuss this with your doctor, nurse or midwife.

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Where can I get support for my Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy?

Knowing where you can get information and support may help if your condition is having a negative impact on you or your family.

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