Complications – Nausea & Vomiting
FIRST: Eat small meals & snacks frequently.
Keep a tolerable, bland food by your bedside, such as crackers, and eat a few when you first get up in the morning, even before you get out of bed. Then get up slowly and eat a few more crackers while you sit on the side of your bed. After showering, etc, you may have a small bland breakfast. Food tastes different at this stage of your pregnancy, so just eat what is palatable to you & don’t worry about much variety in your diet. You will need to keep food with you at all times, such as crackers or granola bars. Eat a few bites every hour during the day. Try to avoid drinking from straws, ice, and really hot/cold foods all of which tend to exacerbate nausea.
1. Take vitamin B6 50 mg and ½ Unisom together at bedtime. You can obtain these
over-the-counter at any drugstore. They may also be taken before meals, if you find you
need extra help; but remember, that Unisom is a sleep aid and may make you sleepy.
2. Ginger supplements have been reported to help with nausea of pregnancy.
3. Wearing “sea bands” – You can find these at the drugstore. They are wrist bands marketed
for motion sickness.
4. Prescription anti-nausea medication may be obtained from your doctor, if the above
If severe nausea & vomiting continues despite these methods, you must let your doctor know. You may require hydration with IV fluids or home health care or possibly hospitalization.