NVP, or nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, is commonly known as morning sickness and affects an estimated 80% of all pregnant women. It’s usually one of the first symptoms of pregnancy experienced by moms to be. It’s caused by a combination of physical changes in the body such as
Rapidly increasing estrogen levels
An enhanced sense of smell
Excess acids in the stomach
In spite of the term "morning sickness”, NVP can strike any time of the day. Its severity varies from woman to woman. Extremely severe NVP is known as hyperemesis gravidarum and may lead to hospitalisation. However, the vast majority of women experience mild to moderate NVP. In some cases, the condition persists until the end of the pregnancy.
The Doxylamine and Pyridoxine combination is strongly recommended by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (SOGC) to manage NVP. A body of research has affirmed this combination’s safety and efficacy during pregnancy.
The SOGC also recommends: