Peyman Banooni M.D.  
     
     
Measures to Alleviate Nausea or Vomiting
 
 

lying down

taking frequent fresh air walks

eating every 2-3 hours

increasing protein snacks

increasing ginger products-ginger ale, ginger snap cookies (concentrated ginger capsules should be avoided)

eating sourballs and/or Atomic fireball candies

wearing seaband bracelets for acupressure

substituting Flintstone vitamins with folate or iron for prenatal vitamins

fresh lemon juice and water mouth rinses

cutting lemons in half to smell

drinking lemonade

avoiding liquids with meals

avoiding greasy, fatty and aromatic foods

drinkig clear liquids and sodas (occasional Cokes can help)

taking supplemental Vitamin B6 (no more than 2.2 mg/day)

help at home for cooking meals and caring for children

grocery delivery service

hypnosis and/or self-hypnosis for relaxation

support Web sites are available with info & sharedd experiences on morning sickness

atypical food/drinks such as potato chips, french fries, Granny Smith apples

foods with "built-in" fluids such as popsicles, watermelon,, ice chips

air conditioning in the summer

eating a protein snack before getting out of bed

dill pickles

avoiding dairy products

reducing stress as much as possible

taking deep breaths

massage

music

meditation tapes

eating dry, unsalted crackers in the morning

 

List compiled by Lucy Graves, RNC, from women who participated in her 1991 research study on “The Coping Interventions of Women with Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy" and from the article “Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy" ~ Miriam Erick, MS, RD. CDE, in ACOG Clinical Review May/June 1997.