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Managing nausea and vomiting of pregnancy with pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19803828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) affects approximately 80% of pregnant women; however, this condition is not always addressed, let alone treated appropriately. NVP can be physically debilitating and can also interfere with the socioeconomic aspects of a woman's life. Some women and healthcare providers are unaware of the various NVP treatments and means of management. Lack of treatment may result from misinformation or misperception regarding NVP treatments and its safety during pregnancy. However, several studies have shown that there are effective pharmacological options that do not cause adverse effects in the mother or her unborn baby. The potential consequences of untreated NVP include substantial maternal weight loss, dehydration, hospitalization, low birthweight and depression. The following review provides a detailed description of NVP and how it can adversely affect a woman's life, as well as evidence-based information on treatment strategies.
Authors:
Patricia Nguyen; Adrienne Einarson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The University of Toronto, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. patricia.nguyen@utoronto.ca.
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