Morning sickness can usually be addressed during routine prenatal appointments.
What you can do
To prepare for your appointment:
- Write down any symptoms you're experiencing. Include all of your symptoms, even if you don't think they're related.
- Make a list of any medications, vitamins and other supplements you take. Write down doses and how often you take them.
- Have a family member or close friend accompany you, if possible. You may be given a lot of information at your visit, and it can be difficult to remember everything.
- Take a notebook or notepad with you. Use it to write down important information during your visit.
- Think about what questions you'll ask. Write them down; list the most important questions first, in case time runs out.
Some basic questions to ask about morning sickness include:
- What is likely causing my symptoms?
- Will nausea and vomiting last throughout my entire pregnancy?
- Are there any medications I can take to help with my symptoms?
- Does my condition pose any risk to my baby?
- What self-care measures do you recommend trying?
Don't hesitate to ask follow-up questions as they occur to you during your appointment.
What to expect from your doctor
Some potential questions your doctor or pregnancy care provider might ask include:
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- How long have you been experiencing symptoms?
- How often do you experience bouts of nausea or vomiting?
- How severe are your symptoms?
- Do you notice certain triggers for your nausea or vomiting?
- Do you experience your symptoms at certain times during the day or all the time?
- Are you taking a prenatal vitamin? Do you regularly take any other medications?
- What, if anything, makes you feel better?
- What, if anything, makes you feel worse?
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