Midwifery(2011), 27, 42-45
to explore the strategies used by Jordanian women to manage nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
cross sectional descriptive study.
the three regions of Jordan.
235 women aged 18–54 years who had been pregnant.
A number of strategies were used by Jordanian women in the sample for the alleviation of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, varying from non-pharmacological strategies such as diet and lifestyle changes to the use of complementary alternative medicine and pharmacological treatments.
Implications for practice
preparing women and their families to manage nausea and vomiting during pregnancy effectively is important; midwives should encourage women to seek help from care providers when they need it, and continue to assess nausea and vomiting and management strategies during the first weeks of pregnancy