Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Nausea and vomiting are frequent complaints during pregnancy. Symptoms can range from mildly bothersome to severely debilitating, even requiring hospitalization. Management should include dietary counseling as well as medications. Hyperemesis gravidarum is rare, but should be suspected if patients lose more than 5% of the body weight [1].


n/v Nausea Hyperemesis hCG Estrogen Dehydration Hyperthyroidism 


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    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 7. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 153: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;126:e12–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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