Nausea “Survival Kit”

Nausea Survival Kit
Nausea and/or vomiting with pregnancy is very common. If you are pregnant you may experience a wide range of mild nausea to frequent vomiting. It is caused primarily by the pregnancy hormone produced in the body during pregnancy. Generally, it lasts only for the first trimester (3 months). There is no cure for it, unfortunately, but there are things that you can try to help reduce the severity of it. Every woman is different and what works for one may not work for another so it is important that you try several things to find what helps you the most.
Here are some common all-natural methods to try to help reduce symptoms of nausea: 

  • Drink small amounts of liquids in between meals rather than with meals
  • Eat small meals more often throughout the day
  • Avoid strong odors like the smell of cooking foods
  • Try smelling, sucking or eating lemons
  • Take your prenatal vitamin with a snack if it makes you feel sick
  • Ginger is your friend. Ginger ale, ginger teas, eating crystallized ginger pieces or ginger drops or lollipops
  • Eat jello or flavored pop sickles
  • Try snacking on bland crackers throughout the day like saltines
  • “Nip the Nausea” drops are hard candies naturally flavored with ginger and lemon
  • Preggie Pops” are an all natural lollipop in flavors known to help reduce nausea
  • “PregEase” is an all natural chewable tablet which has a variety of vitamins, minerals and herbs to help ease discomfort
  • Sea Bands or Relief Band Devices are wristbands that use acupressure pulse points to alleviate nausea
  • Limit fatty and spicy foods
  • Eat slowly
  • Vitamin B6 Supplement (200mg max daily) has been shown in some studies to be effective in reducing nausea during pregnancy
  • Stay hydrated – dehydration can make nausea worse. If the nausea is accompanied by vomiting, try to replace lost fluids with things like flat mineral water, a sports drink (like Gatorade) or vegetable broths
  • Eat what you can, when you can. Don’t feel like you need to force it as long as you stay hydrated

Consult your OB/GYN for additional advice specific to your concerns and conditions. If you suspect you might be pregnant based on morning sickness, our team can verify your pregnancy at no cost. Just make an appointment today. 

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