Morning Sickness Prevention
Nausea and vomiting frequently occur during the early months of pregnancy. Although it is frequently referred to as “morning sickness,” it can occur anytime of the day or night. Usually it peaks at 9 – 10 weeks and disappears after 14 weeks. Rarely, it will continue into the second and third trimesters.
For prevention, try the following…
- Eat a piece of bread or a few crackers before you get out of bed in the morning or when you feel nauseated.
- Get out of bed slowly.
- Avoid sudden movements.
- Eat several small meals during the day so your stomach doesn’t remain empty for long periods of time.
- Drink soups and other liquids between meals instead of with meals.
- Avoid greasy or fried foods – they are hard to digest.
- Avoid spicy, heavily seasoned foods.
- Take 50mg of Vitamin B6 twice a day (100mg total).
- Take 12.5mg of Unisom twice a day (25mg total).
- Drink Gatorade or Perrier instead of water.
If severe nausea and/or vomiting persists for more than 24 hours, despite taking the above measures, contact the office.