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Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness

Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness

12/30/10

(HealthDay News) -- Nausea and vomiting are common among pregnant women. Although these symptoms often are dubbed morning sickness, they can last all day.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help alleviate morning sickness:

  • Prepare several small meals during the day to prevent getting too hungry or too full.
  • Stick to bland and lighter foods, rather than those high in fat, grease, or spices.
  • Don't eat anything with a smell that bothers you or makes you feel nauseous.
  • Choose carbohydrates such as white rice or a plain baked potato.
  • Keep some saltine crackers next to your bed, and munch on a few before you rise from bed each morning.
  • Consider wearing acupressure wrist bands, used by some people to prevent sea sickness.
  • Some women are bothered by iron in their prenatal vitamins. If this includes you, speak to your doctor.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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