Foods that May Help Curb Morning Sickness

Pregnant woman is about to be sick.

Vitamin B6. This helps reduce nausea. If it is not in your prenatal vitamins, ask your doctor about taking it.

Citrus. Some people recommend the smell of citrus. You can grate the peel of a lemon and maybe also an orange. Put the peels in a bag. When you feel nauseous, open the bag and smell the citrus. You can also try lemon hard candy, soda with lemon, or even a small slice of lemon or orange.

Ginger. Many people recommend ginger, not only for morning sickness, but also for anything causing nausea. You can buy ginger tea, as well as hard candies made from ginger. Also if you buy ginger ale, make sure it really has ginger in it. Another option is to take ginger root in capsule form once a day, which may also be helpful.

Salty foods. Some women feel better eating small, salty snacks like potato chips – but not too many.

Cold foods and liquids. Sometimes Popsicles and ice chips will stay down when other things won’t. Others do better with room temperature liquids.

Some women swear by soda water with bubbles. Others can only drink flat soda. That is one of the most frustrating things about morning sickness – there isn’t one cure. What works for one woman may not help another. So if you are suffering with it, try some of these ideas. Start with one thing, and if it doesn’t help, try the next. Ask your mother or your sister what helped her and try that.

MORE: Hyperemesis Gravidarum }

Although some women have severe nausea and vomiting necessitating medical treatment (called hyperemesis gravidarum), the vast majority of women get through morning sickness on their own. If you are really unable to keep anything down, you must see your doctor.

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  1. Adah says:

    I have been drinking no to morning sickness to cope with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It worked wonder and eased my morning sickness.

  2. Nichole says:

    Ginger chews diff help with nausea although they kinda caused it some days, those things are nasty! Preggie drops helped but they get spendy. I’ve found the best thing to help is Burger King breakfast (my reward if I’m vomiting in the am, figure I deserve it at that point) but plain cherrios and gateraid are the only thing I’ve been able to eat in the am and keep down. I’m tired of being sick but so thankful I’m finally pregnante!!! I guess I have to trade it for something

  3. Namaste says:

    I was feeling better if eaten immediately as you wake up and frequent during the day…

  4. Diana says:

    Like the info, relate to all of it, some mornings i’m ok and out of the sudden… strong smells, like a lot of perfume, cigarettes, some food, anyway I will be trying the orange and lemons in a bag, just cause now even the nausea pills are making me sick…

  5. ale says:

    I used to bite into a lemon it seemed to make me feel better. That is great information on ways to help with morning sickness

  6. EbyMom says:

    Ginger is good. I think Fresh or ginger tea might help curb it. What works for one might not work for another so keep trying till u succeed. Good article.

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  8. ErinF says:

    Fuji apples, oddly, have been the only food that I can consistently tolerate, and actually helps with nausea. I used to love spicy, garlicky dishes, and now they make me sick.

    Cigarette smoke has always made me sick, and with pregnancy it’s been even worse. You’d think that people would be willing to stop or go elsewhere when they find out you’re pregnant, but I’ve found that most people just don’t care. I’m having to cut down on a lot of social events where I know people will be smoking because I apparently can’t expect people to be considerate.

  9. McKenzie says:

    Thank you for the info!

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