Lisa Masterson, MD discusses everything a woman should know about NVP, including key facts, symptoms, risks and treatment options. Previously a regular host on The Doctors, Dr. Masterson is a national expert in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning.
With approximately four million births in the U.S. each year, up to 3.4 million women suffer from morning sickness through the course of their pregnancy.What most women do not know is that morning sickness is not just a symptom but, in fact, a medical condition clinically known as Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP).
PREGNANCY CAN BE ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIMES IN A WOMAN’S LIFE. WITH MOTHER’S DAY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, WE ARE HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP MANAGE MORNING SICKNESS, A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT AFFECTS UP TO 85% OF PREGNANT WOMEN WHICH MEANS APPROXIMATELY 3.4 MILLION WOMEN EACH YEAR IN UNITED STATES ALONE.
WHAT DOES N-V-P STAND FOR, AND HOW COMMON IS IT? WHAT CAUSES N-V-P AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT THE MOTHER AND BABY? WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO MANAGE N-V-P? HOW LONG DOES MORNING SICKNESS TYPICALLY LAST? WHERE CAN WE LEARN MORE?
Helpful Dos and Don’ts
· Do eat small meals often,Do eat soda crackers 15 minutes before getting up in the morning, Do sniff lemons or ginger to relieve nausea,Don’t lie down after eating,Don’t skip meals,Don’t eat spicy foods, Do talk to your doctor about treatment options
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