Nausea can be a normal (although annoying) symptom in pregnancy. Most nausea decreases by the end of your first trimester. During this time, it is important for you and your baby to get adequate nutrition. Use these suggestions to help you during this time.

  • 4-6 small, frequent meals.
  • Eat protein snacks before going to bed.
  • Try ginger- ginger tabs, ginger tea, ginger ale or ginger snaps.
  • Guard against dehydration- peppermint tea, ginger tea, gatorade, 7-UP, ginger ale may help.
  • Avoid extreme hunger or fullness.
  • Avoid highly seasoned foods.
  • Avoid foods that give you gas (cabbage, broccoli, onions, sweet potatoes, buttermilk, pinto or pork beans).
  • Try low fat foods. They are easier to digest.
  • Nibble slowly on crackers or toast before getting out of bed.
  • Give yourself a few minutes to adjust.
  • Drink only small amounts of liquid with your meals. Sip on fluids in between meals, especially if you are vomiting.
  • Get plenty of fresh air.
  • Avoid strong odors. They may upset your stomach. Eating cold foods that do not need to be prepared may help. Also try cooking in well-ventilated rooms.
  • If you need to, you may skip your prenatal vitamin for a few days or try Flinstones Complete chewable vitamins (as directed).
  • Try Accupressure Bands.