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Pregnancy, Vomiting (cont.)

Morning Sickness (Vomiting During Pregnancy) Medical Treatment

  • Your doctor will try to stop the vomiting either by hydration (giving fluids by IV or by mouth) or with medications.
  • You will be given plenty of fluids to replace important electrolytes such as potassium.
  • You also may receive thiamine (vitamin B-1) either as an injection or IV, depending how long you have been vomiting.
  • Once these goals are met, you may be given antinausea medications and instructions for care at home.
  • If you continue to be severely dehydrated, still nauseated, or still vomiting, you may be admitted to the hospital. Rarely, you may need to be hospitalized for fluid and nutritional supplements in very severe cases of hyperemesis gravidarum.

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