Nausea medicine for pregnancy is available for women experiencing this symptom. Those that are medications should be taken as advised by the OB, as there are medications that can be risky for the baby’s health.
Some medications should only be taken during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. There are stronger medications that are typically not recommended, however may be necessary for a woman with hyperemesis gravidum, for example, who vomits several times a day and is at risk for dehydration and malnutrition.
There are also natural ways to relieve nausea in pregnancy, for example, like taking ginger supplements or lemon popsicles.
1. Pharmacy medication
Pharmacy medications that are most used and safe for pregnancy are dramamine, dimenhydrinate and meclizine. They may or may not need a prescription medication, but regardless, they should only be taken as directed by an OB.
The doctor may also prescribe metoclopramide, which should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks.
2. Natural supplements
There are supplements available for purchase that can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. Ginger supplements, for example, can be taken up to three times per day.
Ginger is also available in powder and tea form, although these are not as effective as capsules.
3. Home remedies
Pregnant women can opt for home remedies, either as the sole treatment or as an addition to prescription treatment. Lemon popsicles are a great option, and can be made with 3 lemons, 1 L of water, and sweetener as needed. This lemonade can be poured into popsicle molds and frozen. The less sugar it has, the more effective it will be to fight nausea and vomiting.
Consuming foods that are rich in magnesium (like black beans, chickpeas, olives, squash, pumpkin seeds, tofu and natural yogurt) can also reduce nausea during pregnancy. Magnesium works by reducing muscular contractions to help reduce the sensations and mechanisms associated with nausea.
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