What are the treatments for the condition?
If the morning sickness is quite severe, intravenous fluids may be
needed to correct fluid and electrolyte imbalances and dehydration. Severe
morning sickness may even require hospitalization.
Education and emotional support are very helpful for the woman with morning
sickness. A nutritionist who routinely works with pregnant woman may help. A
social worker may be asked to get involved with the family. A woman with
morning sickness needs reassurance that it is OK to change her schedule to
allow for more rest. Antinausea medicines may be needed to keep the woman from
What are the side effects of the treatments?
The FDA does not approve medicines used for nausea during pregnancy. There is
the possibility of harmful side effects for the fetus.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Morning sickness usually gets better by the beginning of the second
How is the condition monitored?
Morning sickness is monitored at prenatal visits. Any new or worsening symptoms
should be reported to the healthcare provider.