Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: an evidence-based review

J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. Oct-Dec 2004;18(4):312-28. doi: 10.1097/00005237-200410000-00002.

Abstract

This article is a review of the incidence, characteristics, risk factors, proposed causes, outcomes, treatment and nursing management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Despite the fact that it affects most pregnant women to some degree, it is poorly understood and often poorly treated. Specific suggestions for therapeutic interventions are outlined.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum / nursing
  • Incidence
  • Maternal-Child Nursing / standards*
  • Morning Sickness / epidemiology
  • Morning Sickness / nursing*
  • Morning Sickness / prevention & control
  • Mothers / education
  • Mothers / psychology
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care / methods*
  • Prenatal Care / standards
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antiemetics