You do not need to suffer Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy in silence and there are a number of simple things that can help. Speak with your doctor or nurse about how best to manage your symptoms. This will hopefully help you feel as well as possible.
Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy is very common in early pregnancy, affecting up to 80% of pregnant womenFind out more
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.Find out more
The severity of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy can vary from mild to severe and everyone is affected differently.
You might find it useful to assess the severity of your Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy symptoms, to help you talk to your doctor or nurse about how you are feeling.Find out more
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 or nurse.Find out more
As the severity of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy can vary, some women may find that the condition, also known as morning sickness, has little impact on them. However, for 40% of pregnant women, Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy can interfere with daily life.
It is important that you assess your symptoms and seek help from your doctor or nurse if the condition is having a negative impact on you or your family.
Some women have noted that the condition can lead to:
Up to 40% of working pregnant women need time off due to their nausea and vomiting. However speaking to your doctor or nurse and following some of the advice on this website will help you get the support you need to make the right decision for you.
If you have Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy, you may find that the condition affects your work or social and family life. However, it is important to know that you are not alone and you can speak with your doctor or nurse about how best to manage your symptoms.Managing your Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Warning signs to watch out for
If you are vomiting and can’t keep any food or drink down, you could become dehydrated or malnourished. You should contact your doctor or nurse immediately if you:
More information about how to assess the severity of your symptoms and how to prepare for your appointment with your doctor or nurse is included on the ‘Prepare for your next appointment and assess your symptoms’ page of this website.More information