Most women with pregnancy sickness present first to their GP and care at this point can vary greatly. Many women receive excellent care and pro-active treatment from their GPs, however there are still many doctors who are so concerned about treating pregnancy sickness that women are left without treatment until they require hospital admission.
Early treatment for symptoms which are causing a significant impact on a woman's quality of life and affecting her ability to eat and/or drink can reduce the overall severity of the condition and potentially prevent hyperemesis gravidarum, in some cases.
To help GP's gain confidence in treating women presenting to them with NVP symptoms we have collaborated with GP colleagues in Nottingham to produce a sample guideline which can be adapted for use in your own area.
Please not this guideline is for moderate to severe NVP symptoms rather than diagnosed hyperemesis gravidarum, which might require further treatment to control symptoms in conjunction with a consultant.