Although referred to as “morning sickness” in pregnancy, nausea and vomiting is common any time of the day. Nausea and vomiting is believed to be caused by hormones during pregnancy, and in most women, subsides about half way through the pregnancy (there is light at the end of the tunnel). Unfortunately, there is no complete cure for morning sickness, but there has been research done that shows taking a prenatal vitamin regularly at the time of conception decreases the chances of having severe morning sickness. But, even sometimes when you were faithful at taking your prenatal vitamin you may find yourself to still be nauseated during your pregnancy. Here are some tips and tricks that may help you or a friend to feel a little better!
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Mild morning sickness can be miserable but does not cause harm to the baby. But, if you or your friend is unable to keep any fluids or food down and begin to loose weight, contact your OBGYN. The Provider will first need to rule out that it is in fact morning sickness and not some kind of bug or virus. He or she may suggest a Vitamin B6 and if that doesn’t work Doxylamine (Unisom SleepTabs) an over the counter sleep aid, might be added as well. If the nausea and vomiting still persist, other pharmaceutical such as Zofran may be prescribed if needed. Intravenous (IV) fluids may also be prescribed to keep you hydrated if unable to keep any fluids down.
*Check with your Provider before taking any herbal supplements or trying any new treatment
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (October 2012). Morning Sickness. Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from: https://www.acog.org/-/media/For-Patients/faq126.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20150204T0946466919