1. Garcia Saborio, Olga Elena MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, ENP-C
  2. Hines, Brittany K. MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, ENP-C
  3. Wesselman, Jillian MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, ENP-C


Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are a frequent complaint in the emergency department, with a significant economic burden on the patient and health care system. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in January 2018 released an updated practice bulletin discussing the latest guidelines to managing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This article discusses the incidence, prevalence, and economic costs regarding medical visits for pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting. It also discusses ACOG guidelines and furthermore outlines special considerations, management, admission, and discharge criteria for pregnant patients presenting to the emergency department for nausea and vomiting.