Nutrition During Pregnancy

Nausea and/or Vomiting

If you experience nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy, realize you are not alone.  Many women have nausea and/or vomiting during their pregnancy.  In fact most women experience this to some degree.  The following can help:

  1. Eat small amounts frequently, every 2 to 3 hours if possible.  It seems to help nausea if you keep something in your stomach most of the time.  Including, eating something before you get out of bed in the morning.
  2. Get enough rest.  Symptoms of nausea and/or vomiting seem to increase when you are tired.
  3. Try eating things that are sour or salty.
  4. Consider eating cold foods, things that do not have an aroma or strong smell.  Your sense of smell can be more sensitive during pregnancy.
  5. Carry something with you that can be eaten quickly.  Being able to eat something right away when symptoms occur may help.
  6. Read Managing Morning Sickness: A Survival Guide for Pregnant Women by Miriam Erick, MS, RD.

A great reference is Managing Morning Sickness: A Survival Guide for Pregnant Women by Miriam Erick, MS, RD.  The author has worked with thousands of women who have experienced nausea and vomiting in their pregnancies and offers help with the mental, emotional and physical aspects of dealing with morning sickness–which she explains doesn’t just happen in the morning.  She has also recently published a Kindle only reference (May 2015) called:  Take Two Crackers & Call Me in the Morning: A Real Life Guide for Surviving Morning Sickness by Miriam Erick, MS, RDN