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Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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 vomiting.

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 trimester.

How is the condition monitored?

Morning sickness is monitored at prenatal visits. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/24/01

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