The National Voice of Pregnancy Survey
The National Voice of Pregnancy survey demonstrated that NVP affects the quality of life in multiple ways. Eating, sleeping, ability to perform daily routines at home and at work, interpersonal relationships, and enjoyment of the pregnancy may be affected.
Nearly all pregnant women experience NVP, especially in the first trimester. The extent of symptoms varies from one women to another, as does the effect on quality of life. Of the 621 women surveyed 99% experienced nausea and 73% vomiting; 52% reported dry heaving, gagging, or retching.
Participants reported trying a variety of methods to relieve symptoms of NVP.
Approximately 25% never mentioned their symptoms of NVP to their healthcare professional. When asked why they did not mention it, more than half said they thought their symptoms were a natural result of pregnancy and did not need to be addressed.
What You Can Do
Determine your PUQE score and speak with your healthcare professional about your NVP symptoms
Click here to read the paper published in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey.
What You Should Know About NVP
Calculate your PUQE score and speak with your healthcare professional about your NVP symptoms.
Learn more about about NVP’s impact on expectant moms here
NVP Survey Results
Get a more comprehensive look at the survey results