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Letters Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Why won’t doctors prescribe antiemetics in pregnancy?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 19 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4387
  1. Roger Gadsby, general practitioner and associate clinical professor1,
  2. Tony Barnie-Adshead, retired general practitioner2,
  3. Catherine Sykes, psychologist3
  1. 1Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK
  2. 2Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK
  3. 3City University, London, UK
  1. rgadsby{at}

In their clinical review of the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy Jarvis and Nelson-Piercy state that most women can be managed in primary care, and that various antiemetic drugs are safe during pregnancy.1

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