Among the most common of pregnancy symptoms, which can occur at any time of the day or at any time during the pregnancy, can be mild for some, but may be very severe for many women.
Pregnancy sickness is often shrugged off as something that happens to everyone and a normal part of carrying a child, but Canadians researchers want to find a way around it.
Researchers in Toronto, at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk Program, are trying to see how to prevent morning sickness or all day sickness, and how to prevent the situation getting severe.
The researchers are trying to make the treatment pre emptive, adopting ways used to combat motion sickness, cancer treatment etc. by starting treatment from before.
In the study, women who had a history of severe nausea and vomiting during their earlier pregnancy, were started off on Diclectin (approved for use by pregnant women), as soon as the women became pregnant again.
It has been found that those women who were started on anti emetics such as Diclectin very early on in their pregnancy benefited from this, as they found their nausea and morning sickness not to be as severe as it was in previous delivery/deliveries.