Foods for fighting morning sickness and nausea

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Pregnant women experience morning sickness and nausea and may vomit once or twice daily; actually, “Morning Sickness” can occur at any time, not only in the mornings.

October 24th 2022  |  Originally posted on: October 7th 2022

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Is Nausea and vomiting normal during pregnancy?

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is a common condition. It can occur any time during the day, even though it’s often called “morning sickness.” Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy usually doesn’t harm the , but it can affect your life, including your ability to work or go about your normal everyday activities. There are safe treatment options that can make you feel better and keep your symptoms from getting worse.

What kind of foods might help fight nausea and vomiting?

  • Lemons
  • Ginger
  • Saltine or soda crackers
  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Toast
  • Applesauce
  • Herbal Teas

Try bland foods. The BRATT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, and tea) is low in fat and easy to digest.

If these foods don’t appeal to you, try others. The goal is to find foods that you can eat and that stay down.

Can protein help?

Yes, try adding protein to each meal. Good nonmeat sources of protein include:

  • Dairy foods, such as milk, ice cream and yogurt,
  • Nuts and seeds, including butters like almond butter and peanut butter
  • Protein powders and shakes
  • Nuts and seeds, including butters like almond butter and peanut butter

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. May 2020. Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting From Pregnancy. From ACOG website. [Accessed October 2022]

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