Feelings of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (also known as NVP) are among the most common conditions faced by mothers-to-be and is thought to affect around 70 per cent of pregnant women.
NVP typically occurs during the early stages of pregnancy and is often referred to as ‘morning sickness’. In most cases, it’ll clear up after about 20 weeks, although it may persist a little longer in some expecting mothers.
In serious cases, some mothers-to-be can develop a more serious condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). This causes sickness so severe that your body doesn’t get the fluids and nutrients it needs, which can pose risks for both you and your baby.
If you’re experiencing severe nausea and vomiting during the course of your pregnancy and are looking for expert advice on reducing these symptoms, speak to a doctor today.
Our GPs can talk through your symptoms and provide tailored advice on minimising their impact on your day-to-day life.