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Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 48-51

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Dr. Neerja Sharma

Specialist Gynaecology, South Delhi MCD


Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy also known as “Morning Sickness” usually begins between the 4th and 7th weeks in 80% of pregnant women and resolves by the 20th week of gestation. It is usually a mild, self limited condition which is often controlled by conservative measures. The etiology of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy remains unknown. There are different factors and theories believed to cause this. Management includes non-pharmacological (e.g. assurance/counselling, acupressure, dietary measures and music therapy) and pharmacological therapy (like medication, antiemetics, antihistamines & anticholinergics, motility drugs and corticosteroids).

Key words: Nausea, Vomiting, Pregnancy, Morning sickness.

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