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A 27-year-old female asked:

what can i take to suppress morning sickness or to make it bearable?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Medication and time : Ginger supplements and b6 vitamins help some. Eating frequent small meals helps others. Some need medication like Diclegis, promethazine, Reglan (metoclopramide) or zofran. Most get better by 12-16 weeks.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some tips for dealing with morning sickness?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Regular meals: Morning sickness seems to be worse the longer you go between meals. Try eating small meals regularly throughout the day, including a healthy snack before bed. Keeping crackers at the bedside to eat before you get up may also help. Motion sickness wrist bands with acupressure may also help.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes morning sickness?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Thyroid : We are not entirely sure but there is some evidence to suggest it is because of transient overactivity of the thyroid. It probably is a primitive protective mechanism to prevent exposure to spoiled or rotten food.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Should I be worried if my morning sickness stops suddenly?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy symptoms usually peaks at 8 weeks and most often gets better by 16 weeks. This may be normal for you depending on how far along you are. If you start spotting/vaginal bleeding, you should call your doctor or midwife.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Why am I getting morning sickness?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Hormones: The hormones of pregnancy cause this. Some believe it is a primitive protective mechanism designed to protect the mom and fetus from toxins and poisons in the food.
A 35-year-old member asked:

When does morning sickness typically set in?

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6 weeks: It usually starts at 6 weeks and peaks by 8 to 10 weeks and then subsides.

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