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Management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Dr Emily Ware - GP Obstetrician, Ochre Medical Centre Augusta Rd, Clinical Editor for Tasmanian Health Pathways, Primary Health Tasmania

Dr Lindsay Edwards - Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Royal Hobart Hospital

Rebecca Chirnside - Nurse Practitioner, Community Rapid Response Service team
Date & Time:
6.30pm-8.00pm, Thursday 9 June 2022

This is a GP targeted education session to improve management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy in the community.

Pregnancy‑related nausea, with or without vomiting, occurs in 50 to 70% of pregnancies, with an onset around 4-10 gestational weeks when the antenatal patient is in the care of the general practitioner.  Common terms such as ‘morning sicknesses normalise this often-debilitating condition and may act as a barrier to appropriate treatment. Fears of medication safety in early pregnancy may also predispose to suboptimal treatment.

This event will focus on:

  • discussion of clinical changes identified in the 2019 Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) 
  • and introducing the Community Rapid Response Service (ComRRS) with regard to home hydration in hyperemesis gravidarum.  


  • Dr Emily Ware-Emily is a General Practitioner (GP) with an Advanced Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emily is also a Clinical Editor for Tasmanian Health Pathways
  • Dr Lindsay Edwards-Consultant Obstetrician & Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, TAS

The  Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy – Community HealthPathways Tasmania, based on the SOMANZ 2019, will be used to: 

  • outline the appropriate assessment of a patient presenting with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP)
  • adequately diagnose hyperemesis gravidarum  
  • optimally and safely manage NVP in the community setting with non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies 
  • appropriately refer and access community supports for women suffering hyperemesis gravidarum. 

This GP fact sheet about ComRRS may be useful to review prior to the event.