Coping with morning sickness

Coping with morning sickness

Knowing what to watch out for and what to take can be helpful in coping with morning sickness. If you experience morning sickness symptoms, like nausea and vomiting, there are a few conservative management approaches you can first try to get relief.

Morning sickness relief recommendations

Everything doesn't work for everybody. Below are some suggestions of foods which may appeal to you because of taste and texture:

  • Salty – chips and pretzels
  • Tart/sour – pickles, lemonade
  • Earthy – brown rice, mushroom soup
  • Bland – mashed potatoes
  • Soft – bread, noodles
  • Sweet and Fruity – juices, popsicles, whole fruit
  • Wet – juices, seltzer, water
  • Dry – crackers
  • Crunchy – celery sticks, apples

Several small studies show that up to 1000mg/day of ginger (dried ginger root powder equivalent) does not seem to increase risks to pregnancy and may be effective for NVP. Vitamin B6 during pregnancy has been well researched, and may be used in doses up to 200mg/day.

Acupuncture or acupressure (which stimulates a point on the inside of the wrist with pressure, needle or mild electrical current) has been shown to have mixed results for treating symptoms of NVP.


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