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Your sickness should ease between 16 weeks and 20 weeks.
If you are vomiting many times a day and are unable to keep anything down, contact your doctor or midwife as soon as possible.
You need a 400 microgram (mcg) supplement of folic acid (vitamin B9).
You can buy these over the counter from pharmacies or supermarkets.
You may have severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum.
There are some pregnancy symptoms that you should never ignore.
They’ll be able to put you in touch with your local stop-smoking support scheme.
You can also call the confidential NHS Smokefree advice line on 03 or visit their website.
There is no way to know for sure how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy.As well as folic acid, you’ll need to take a supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D every day.You can also take a pregnancy multivitamin if you like, but eating a balanced diet should help you get all the vitamins and minerals you need.You need to be careful about taking medicines, even over-the-counter ones. Talk to your GP or midwife about any prescription medicines you’re taking and ask your pharmacist for advice when buying over-the-counter remedies.
Smoking during pregnancy puts you at higher risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and premature labour.A healthy, balanced diet will make sure that you get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need.