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Tips: How You Can Support Your Pregnant Partner

ROSEMONT, PA, January 14, 2014 – For expectant dads, pregnancy is a time of great excitement and, often, anxiety. Not sure what happens during the first trimester? Eager to learn ways to support your pregnant wife, girlfriend or partner?

The newest video from the Navigating Morning Sickness series features soon-to-be new mom, Ariel Rivera, sharing do’s and don’ts for how dads can help take care of their pregnant partners. From pitching in with household chores to attending prenatal appointments, there are many ways you can help during her pregnancy.

The Navigating Morning Sickness video series is part of a national morning sickness education initiative, including social media (@NVPregnancy) and resources on www.MorningSicknessUSA.com, a website developed by Duchesnay USA to help women better understand Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and cope with their symptoms.

Pregnant women, their friends and families can view the Navigating Morning Sickness videos on YouTube and www.MorningSicknessUSA.com/KnowledgeCenter/Videos and connect with additional resources on Twitter.

About Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP)

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), or morning sickness, affects 70 to 85 percent of pregnant women. NVP can present differently for each woman, the symptoms include: nausea, gagging, retching, dry heaving, vomiting, and odor and/or food aversion. For most pregnant women, symptoms generally end at approximately 16 to 20 weeks. However, some women can experience symptoms throughout their pregnancy. For more information please visit www.MorningSicknessUSA.com or follow on Twitter.

About Duchesnay USA

Duchesnay USA is a unique healthcare company devoted to safeguarding the health and well-being of expectant mothers and their unborn babies. Its affiliate company, Duchesnay Inc. was founded in 1970 in Canada, the family-owned company realigned its business in 1992 to focus specifically on pregnant women after a family member experienced a very difficult pregnancy. Duchesnay USA was established in Rosemont, Pennsylvania in 2011 to pursue that same mission. Realizing a lack of sufficient information on medications for use in pregnancy, Duchesnay USA strives to ensure that expectant women who require pharmacological treatments have access to medical advice and therapies that are safe for them and their unborn babies. Duchesnay USA’s mission is to develop pharmacological solutions to reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP). For more information on Duchesnay USA, please visit www.DuchesnayUSA.com.

References:

Dr. Joanne Stone is a paid spokesperson of Duchesnay USA

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