I'm afraid that my unborn babies aren't getting enough nutrition.

By Elizabeth Pryor, MD, FACOG
October 03, 2005
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Question

I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins. I have morning sickness all day and all night. I am afraid that my unborn babies are not getting the nutrition that they need. What can I do?

Answer

This is not uncommon with twins. This early in pregnancy, the babies are getting the nutrition that they need. I have one patient who lost 40 pounds and delivered a 9-pound baby. There is no cure, but morning sickness will improve with time.

There are several medications that can improve your symptoms. Some options may include Phenergan, Tigan, and Reglan. Talk with your doctor.

The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child's condition.

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