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No reliable treatments for morning sickness

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There are still no reliably safe and effective treatments for morning sickness, according to a review.

Researchers systematically looked at the available evidence but found very little existed for all pharmaceutical and alternative medicines tested.

The review included 27 randomised control trials involving 4,041 women who were up to 20 weeks pregnant. It states that, due to concerns that pharmaceutical medicines may damage their baby, women are increasingly turning to alternative therapies. But there is less evidence that they work compared with drug based treatment.

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  • For severe hyperemesis, steroids seem to be effective, usually started after 16/40

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  • 'There are still no reliably safe and effective treatments for morning sickness'

    not true, the pharmaceutical companies just don't want to fund the research into treatments that they cannot patent, produce drugs and make shedloads of money from them.

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