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Coping with Nausea

Tips and tricks for relieving nausea during pregnancy
Pregnancy-Induced Nausea
Monday September 23, 2019
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Anywhere between 75-90 percent of pregnant women will suffer from pregnancy-induced nausea. While so common it is often thought of as a joke or quip in a cartoon, it can be really upsetting when it happens to you. Caused by changes in hormones this condition can range from mildly annoying to significantly life-altering. If your symptoms are preventing normal activity or regular consumption of food and water, then you should contact your caregiver for help. if your symptoms are less severe then you might find relief in at-home remedies that are tried and true and safer for early pregnancy.

Here are some things you can try to decrease your vomit-inducing notions and trips to the bathroom.
  • Snack on small amounts of bland food (crackers or bread) first thing in the morning or when feelings of sickness ensue
  • Snacks on small portions that include protein to keep you feeling full longer
  • Avoid prenatal vitamins on an empty stomach or take during times when you don't feel ill
  • With your doctor's consent, try 25 mg of vitamin B6 3 times a day
  • Try citrus-based options like lemon drops, lemon tea, or adding lemon to your water or citrus rind to your tea
  • Exercise regularly
  • Brush your teeth frequently
  • Avoid fried or fatty food that could cause stomach upset
  • Herbal teas can potentially offer relief, try Ginger, Peppermint, Spearmint, Chamomile, or Red Raspberry-Leaf
  • Frozen fruit bars or Gatorade ice cubes can keep your mouth busy, your tummy settled, and your body hydrated
  • The Old Vermont Cure of 1 tbsp pure apple cider vinegar, 8 ounces of filtered water, and 1 tbsp pure honey

If your nausea is combined with heartburn you can also try an antacid or if the at-home cures don't help, check with your doctor about prescription medications (Zofran, Reglan, Phenergan, Compazine) that might bring some relief.

Reference Sources

  1. Mind Body Green - 30 Natural Remedies For Morning Sickness
  1. WebMD - Morning Sickness
  1. American Pregnancy Association - Morning Sickness Relief: Treatment And Supplements


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