FOREWORD

A call for increased attention to Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP), "morning sickness," was the consensus of a panel of leading world-wide experts at the First International Conference on Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy. The consensus resulted from a debate surrounding the lack of a current standard of care for pregnant women suffering from this medical condition.

This meeting was an important first step in rejecting outdated notions in the medical community about NVP and bringing the potentially serious complications of this condition to light. The panel determined that more research was needed on the etiology of NVP, the effect of NVP on pregnancy outcome, and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat NVP. Volume One of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: State of the Art 2000, goes beyond providing the proceedings of the Conference. It is the first publication that covers all the issues and outcomes related to this underestimated medical condition.

This event has been made possible through an educational grant from Duchesnay Inc., committed to supporting research and educational projects aimed at understanding all the aspects and outcomes related to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

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