In the early months of pregnancy, you may experience some nausea and vomiting, which can occur any time during the day or night. This is believed to be caused by hormonal changes that slow the digestive system. This can be a serious medical problem if not controlled as it can leat to dehydration. Not everyone will be able to tolerate the same foods, so let your body dictate what you eat.

To Prevent morning sickness, try these suggestions:

Have a “pre-breakfast” snack. Keep bread or crackers at your bedside and eat some before getting up.
Get out of bed slowly, sudden movements may increase nausea.
Eat multiple times per day as hunger can worsen nausia and vommiting.
Drink plenty of fluids and star hydrated.
Eat high protein foods such as eggs, cheese, nuts, lean meats, etc to help prevent drops in your blood sugar.
Avoid caffeine in coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate
Avoid greasy, fried, highly seasoned foods and foods topped with butter, margarine, sour cream, or gravy.

To Remedy morning sickness, try these suggestions:

Sip soda water (carbonated water) or ginger ale when you begin to feel nauseated.
Get fresh air; take a walk, sleep with an open window… use an exhaust fan if you have to cook.
Take your prenatal vitamin in the evening after dinner or at bedtime.
Drink mint tea

If your nausea and vomiting is severe or prolonged, or you think you are becoming dehydrated, contact your healthcare provider. If you are unable to keep down any food or drink for more than 24 hours, call the office. Do not take any medication unless prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Suggested foods to try:

  1. Saltines
  2. Graham crackers
  3. Animal cracker
  4. Plain toast
  5. Hot or cold cereal
  6. Bananas
  7. Applesauce
  8. Oatmeal

  1. Apple, Grape, Cranberry juice
  2. Kool-Aid
  3. Soup broth
  4. Gatorade
  5. Popsicles
  6. Sherbet
  7. Clear soft drinks
Once you can tolerate the above foods for at least 24 hours, try adding these foods one at a time.

  1. Low-fat cheese
  2. Sandwiches
  3. Cheese & crackers
  4. Yogurt
  5. Vanilla wafers
  6. Baked or mashed potatoes
  7. Bagels/English muffins
  8. Plain noodles
  9. Rice

  1. Milkshakes
  2. Lemonade
  3. Milk/Chocolate Milk