During the first trimester, nausea and vomiting are very common. For most people this is mild and doesn’t require any treatment. Other people may experience more severe nausea and vomiting, which may occur every day. If you find your symptoms to be more severe, the following suggestions can be helpful. If you have tried the suggestions below and find that you are unable to keep any liquids or food down, please call our office as there are prescription medications that can help.
Eat five or six small meals per day.
Avoid high fat and spicy foods.
Avoid food tastes, textures and/or odors that make you nauseous.
Drink small amounts of cold, clear, carbonated liquids between meals. Ginger ale is an excellent choice.
Drink herbal teas containing mint or ginger.
Take Vitamin B6, 25mg, three times a day and Unisom, one tablet, at bedtime.
Use Sea-Band or Relief Band acupressure wrist bands.
Dramamine, 50mg, every 6 hours.
Chew gum or ginger candies as often as needed.