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Tips to Help Prevent Nausea During Pregnancy



• Before getting out of bed in the morning, eat a few crackers, a handful of dry cereal, or a piece of toast or dry bread. Put these within reach of your bed the night before.


• Get up slowly in the morning and sit on the side of the bed for a few moments before standing up.


• Avoid any sudden movements.


• Eat six to eight small meals during the day. Never go for long periods of time without food.


• Eat foods that are high in long acting proteins such as milk, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter, and nuts.


• Drink fluids, including soups, between rather than with meals.


• Avoid greasy, highly seasoned, and fried foods .These include butter, margarine, bacon, gravies, pie crust, pastries, fried meats, and french fries.


• Avoid unpleasant smells .When you cook, open windows or use the exhaust fan to get rid of odors .After cooking, wait for a short period of time before eating.


• Always eat a snack high in protein before bedtime.


• Be sure to have plenty of fresh air/good ventilation in the bedroom while sleeping.


• If the nausea is severe, avoid drinking citrus juice, coffee, and tea.


• Try eating popsicles if you are having difficulty keeping down liquids.


• Doxylamine 25 mg tablet (Unisom tablet, not the gel or melt) one at bedtime combined with vitamin B6 25 to 50 mg twice a day (available as a sucker or candy also). This combination works best as a preventive, so take it routinely. You may add 1⁄2 tablet in the morning and 1⁄2 tablet in the afternoon if needed.



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