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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.

Suggested Foods                                                                        Foods to Avoid

Starches (potatoes, rice, noodles)                                                                                                  Fried Foods                Bologna
Crackers, dry toast, dry cereal                                                                                                        Gravies                       Hot Dogs
Fresh fruit or juice                                                                                                                            Radishes                    Pie
Cheese                                                                                                                                            Cucumbers                Chocolate
Cottage Cheese                                                                                                                              Cauliflower                Coffee
Peanut Butter                                                                                                                                  Turnips                      Spicy Seasonings
Gelatin                                                                                                                                             Brussel Sprout           Butter
Vegetables (Carrots, peas, green beans)                                                                                       Casseroles                 Margerine
Beets, lettuce, and tomatoes)                                                                                                          Pizza                         Bacon
Popcorn (unbuttered)                                                                                                                      Sausage                    Mayonnaise
Carbonated Beverages                                                                                                                   Salami                       Onion/Garlic