This question gets answered, but also propelled a refresher look at the data bases to see if recent research reveals any new solutions to this age-old problem, which usually strikes pregnant women between weeks 4-16, from the sudden influx of hormones. Those new studies can be found on our Hot Research page.
BR, got any suggestions for nausea/vomiting from morning sickness during pregnancy? I could use some.
Last time I looked, the research results were positive but not ironclad (due to imperfect study design) for hypnosis and imagery, and stronger for acupressure, vitamin B6 and ginger. I’ll look through the literature again and post what I find on our Hot Research page.
In the meantime, there’s still the common sense advice our mothers gave us:
Keep snacks with you – nuts, bland crackers like Saltines
Avoid foods that are fatty, spicy or strongly aromatic
Lay off alcohol, caffeine
Keep your room temperature comfortable for you
Stay hydrated – carbonated water may work best
Avoid strong perfumes, odors of all kinds, when possible
6 small meals/day may work better than 3 bigger ones
Don’t lie down immediately after eating – wait 45 minutes
For most, the symptoms are roughest from 4-12 weeks, but then it gets better or disappears altogether.
So, do check this week’s Hot Research, to see an update on relevant studies.