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.
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.
Do you know the signs of NVP?
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is a real condition that could be affecting your health more than you think.
Talking to your healthcare professional
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Don't ignore morning sickness
It's important to talk to your healthcare professional about morning sickness.