San Gabriel Valley Perinatal Medical Group
TIPS FOR REDUCING NAUSEA AND VOMITING DURING PREGNANCY
  • Avoid bad odors.
  • Eat some soda crackers in the morning.
  • Eat when you can.
  • Eat small meals often (for example, every 2 hours), instead of three big meals.
  • Don't overeat at meals.
  • Separate solid and liquid food by at least 2 hours.
  • Eat bland foods. Avoid rich, fatty foods.
  • Try to eat foods cold or at room temperature.
  • The BRATT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast and tea) may help
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    Foods which appeal to pregnant women and are likely to be tolerated

    Juices
    Fruity popsicles
    Gelatin desserts
    Chicken broths
    Ginger ale (non diet)
    Sugared decaffeinated teas
    Lemonade
    Mushroom soup
    Chips
    Pretzels
    Pickles
    Brown rice
    Celery sticks
    Apples
    Mashed potatoes
    Bread
    Noodles
    Cake
    Sugary cereal
    Dry crackers

    Foods unlikely to be tolerated.

    Foods cooked with grease or oil
    Fatty meats
    Butter, or margarine
    Gravy
    Mayonnaise or salad dressing
    Acidic foods (like citrus fruits and tomatoes)
    Fried foods
    Bacon or salt pork
    Spicy foods
     
  • Sit upright for 45 minutes after eating.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.
  • If you think your morning sickness is related to your vitamins, talk with your doctor about prescribing another vitamin (Usually an enteric coated vitamin with less or no iron).
  • Ginger 250 mg four times daily may help.
  • Motion sickness bracelets (Sea Bands) have helped a few women.
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