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Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy or “morning sickness” is one of the most common and bothersome symptoms of early pregnancy. Fortunately, there are a lot of remedies that can help you through this difficult time. 

 

Here are some tips you can try at home:

 

  1. Stick to bland foods and avoid fatty and spicy foods
  2. Eat more frequent but smaller meals. Sometimes any empty stomach can make nausea worse.
  3. Try drinking frequent but small amounts of clear liquids such as water, carbonated water, ginger ale or lemonade.
  4. Sour foods and liquids can often help alleviate nausea so try some lemon in your water. Some pregnant people will even suck on a lemon wedge to help!
  5. Try some aromatherapy! Lemon, mint and orange scents can often help alleviate nausea.
  6. Try to avoid anything that triggers your nausea. Strong perfumes, hot and humid rooms, sugary foods and excessive exercise can often make nausea worse.
  7. Try to get a good night's rest. Excessive fatigue can make nausea worse.
  8. Switch to taking your prenatal vitamin right before you go to sleep or switch to a chewable prenatal vitamin.
  9. Over the counter medications can often help. Ask your doctor about what medications are safe to take.

 

If these remedies don’t seem to help, contact your doctor. We can discuss your symptoms and recommend a prescription medication that is right for you.

 

Warning signs:

If you experience any of the following, be sure to contact your doctor or seek care at an emergency room right away:

 

If you are dealing with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, you are not alone.  Help is available, and you can feel better.  

Premier OB-Gyn is accepting new patients in both our Maitland, FL and Oviedo, FL locations. We would be happy to see you! Please call 321-397-1212 or visit www.premierob-gyn.com to book your appointment!

Author
Allison Amore, D.O. Allison Amore, D.O., is a Board-Eligible OB-Gyn physician who joined Premier OB-Gyn in 2018. Dr. Amore is originally from Groveland, Massachusetts, a small town north of Boston. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Davidson College in North Carolina and earned her Master of Science degree from Tufts University in Boston. She received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. She was elected Chief Resident of the University of Central Florida’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Osceola Medical Center. She is a huge Disney fan and can be found exploring Walt Disney World during her time off.

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