Symptoms of nausea and vomiting are common in early pregnancy, affecting approximately 70 percent to 80 percent of pregnant women. About a quarter of them have nausea alone, almost half suffer from both nausea and vomiting and an unlucky 10 to 20 per cent of pregnant women experience the most severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which means excessive vomiting in pregnancy. (1) Taking prenatal vitamins with Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 can help ease severe symptoms of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.Many studies have shown that moderate morning sickness is a sign that a woman has enough pregnancy hormones to sustain a healthy pregnancy. As long as steps are taken to keep hydrated and maintain nutrients, slight nausea and vomiting will not affect the wellbeing of the pregnant mother and the growing embryo. However, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can affect the health of the mother and baby unless it is treated. Severe and prolonged vomiting can lead to dehydration and weight loss and possibly leave the developing baby without proper nutrition which can then result to an increase risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and newborns who are smaller than average in size.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends taking a multivitamin at the time of conception to decrease the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. (2) The study also recommends the early treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy to prevent progression to hyperemesis gravidarum. Thrive Plus multivitamin has the recommended daily value of vitamin B6 to help ease the symptoms of nausea and vitamin B12 to help treat the symptoms of vomiting thus helping to prevent the risk of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).
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1 Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, The Impact of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy on Quality of Life: Report of a National Consumer Survey and Recommendations for Improving Care, September 2013 – Volume 68 – Issue 9 – p S1–S10
2 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy, 2004 Apr. 13