NVP in relation to drinking alcohol
17. NVP IN RELATION TO DRINKING ALCOHOL
- For non-smokers, alcohol use was unrelated to the occurrence of NVP. 210 women in study. (38)
- Change in alcohol consumption in early pregnancy was unrelated to NVP for smokers and non-smokers alike. 210 women in study. (38)
- For smokers, regular drinking before pregnancy was significantly related to the occurrence of NVP, with less than half of women who smoked and drank regularly in this period reporting NVP. Of the 210 subjects in the study population 72% experienced NVP. (38)
- Women who were ethnically white, of white-collar or professional occupation and who consumed alcohol prior to conception were at decreased risk of NVP. 825 women in study. (31)
- There was no correlation between emesis and alcohol use. Roughly three-quarters of the women in the study (102 study population) report no or little alcohol use in pregnancy. (19)
- Alcohol consumption not associated with NVP or with scores on the overall nausea index. 160 women in study. (80)
- Alcohol consumption was associated with lower risk of nausea and of nausea and vomiting. 1,513 women in study. (45)
Alcohol consumption not related to NVP. (38) (19) (80) Total: Three References
Alcohol consumption decreased risk of NVP. (31) (45) Total: Two References
Did you know?
Use an holistic approach to assessing women, including perinatal mental health support, and recognise that no one measure, including ketones, can reliably assess severity of HG
Please note this guideline is for moderate to severe NVP symptoms rather than HG
RCOG Green-top Guideline No. 69
The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum
BMJ Clinical Update 2018
Management of severe pregnancy sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum
The risk of a baby being born with a congenital abnormality - the difference between relative and absolute risk
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