Pregnancy

Morning sickness

(Vomiting during pregnancy)

About Morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting are common in early pregnancy and are often referred to as morning sickness. Some ways to prevent nausea and vomiting are

  • Avoid a very full stomach by eating smaller meals
  • Avoid an empty stomach (which can worsen nausea) by eating before or as soon as you're hungry
  • Try to avoid the things that trigger your symptoms, and eat more of the foods you can tolerate
  • Take a supplement that contains folic acid (which also helps prevent birth defects)

If you have morning sickness, there are several things you can try. Some people find acupressure wrist bands helpful. Some over-the-counter antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine and doxylamine, have anti-nausea effects and are safe to take during pregnancy. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) can also help nausea. If your symptoms are more severe, talk to your doctor about a prescription antiemetic (anti-nausea drug).

See a doctor right away if you become dehydrated or dizzy from throwing up too much. Very severe nausea and vomiting in a pregnant woman is called hyperemesis gravidarum, and it should be managed by your doctor.

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All Medications for Morning sickness

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    • Reglan
      (Metoclopramide)
      Prescription only

      Reglan (Metoclopramide) helps get your digestive system moving and lowers nausea and vomiting. Using it a long time can come with serious, potentially permanent side effects.

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