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Some Advice for Women About Morning Sickness

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Get plenty of rest, nap during the day and exercise, said APA. Mayo Clinic suggested that women get plenty of fresh air.

When you first wake up, nibble some crackers and then rest for 20 to 30 minutes before getting up, wrote BabyCenter.com.

Another thing to try to avoid morning sickness, said BabyCenter.com, is taking prenatal vitamins with food or just before bed. If the prenatal vitamins still cause nausea, ask if you can stop taking them until your nausea gets better.

If these dietary and lifestyle changes don’t work, there are other options. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Diclegis. Dr. Clark, a co-investigator in the Diclegis clinical trial, said these delayed-release tablets are effective in treating NVP in women who don’t respond to other methods.

Sources:

"Morning Sickness During Pregnancy | APA on Morning Sickness." American Pregnancy Association | Promoting Pregnancy Wellness . N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2013.
http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/morningsickness.html

Clark, M.D., MMS, Shannon. Phone interview. 12 June 2013.

Dewar, Gwen. "Morning sickness: Causes, concerns, treatments| BabyCenter." BabyCenter | Homepage - Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2013.
http://www.babycenter.com/morning-sickness

"Morning sickness - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 June 2013.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/morning-sickness/DS01150

FDA approves Diclegis for pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting. Web. 15 June 2013.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm347087.htm

Reviewed June 18, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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