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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

Starches (potatoes, rice, noodles)
Crackers, dry toast, dry cereal
Fresh fruit or juice
Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Peanut Butter
Gelatin
Vegetables (Carrots, peas, green beans)
Beets, lettuce, and tomatoes)
Popcorn (unbuttered)
Carbonated Beverages

Foods to Avoid

Fried Foods
Gravies
Radishes
Cucumbers
Cauliflower
Turnips
Brussel Sprout
Casseroles
Pizza
Sausage
Salami
Bologna
Hot Dogs
Pie
Chocolate
Coffee
Spicy Seasonings
Butter
Margarine
Bacon
Mayonnaise
Onion/Garlic