Suggestions for Nausea
Nausea, or vomiting (sometimes called morning sickness), may happen during the early months of pregnancy. It usually disappears after the third month. Here are some helpful suggestions: Here are some helpful suggestions:
• An empty stomach can cause nausea. Try eating frequent, small meals during the day.
• Avoid large meals that can cause discomfort.
• Drink fluids or eat soups between meals rather than at mealtime. Small amounts of apple juice or ginger ale are usually tolerated well.
• Avoid greasy, fried foods. Try baked, broiled, or boiled instead.
• Eat high carbohydrate foods such as crackers, dry toast, and hard candies before arising in the morning.
• Because your appetite may not be tremendous, try to make sure the foods you eat are nutritious.
• Smells from cooking hot foods may cause you to be nauseous. Cold foods may be better tolerated.
• Lie down for a few minutes after eating a meal.
• Be sure and have plenty of fresh air in the room where you sleep. Stale odors may upset your stomach.
• Don’t take any medicines or home remedies for nausea or vomiting unless prescribed by your doctor.
• Avoid sudden movements when getting out of bed.
• Try a mild, bland diet. (BRAT diet) Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast.
• Take 50mg of Vitamin B6, 3-4 times a day as needed.
Starches (potatoes, rice, noodles)
Crackers, dry toast, dry cereal
Fresh fruit or juice
Vegetables (Carrots, peas, green beans)
Beets, lettuce, and tomatoes)
Foods to Avoid