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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Morning Sickness (Definition)

The nauseated feeling (sometimes with vomiting) some women get in their first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 6 and ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Is it safe to take Unisom (doxylamine succinate) throughout pregnancy? I'm 19 weeks and have awful morning sickness, this is all that seems to help.

Yes: Unisom is considered safe in pregnancy. You might also try ginger and the acupressure bands used for sea sickness. Best wishes to you and the baby.

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Why am I getting morning sickness?

Why am I getting morning sickness?

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.

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Causes of morning sickness in men?

Causes of morning sickness in men?

Not Pregnant: As you may suspect the morning sickness is not cause by pregnancy in men but there are other reasons such as food poisoning. There are a myriad of other reasons for morning sickness in men so you may want to go to the doctors for an examination and diagnosis.

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What's the cause of morning sickness?

What's the cause of morning sickness?

Hormone changes: Pregnancy hormones rapidly increase early in the pregnancy, which causes nausea and vomiting in many (but not all) women. Morning sickness is something of a misnomer as I have rarely seen the nausea confined to just the morning.

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What is the cause of morning sickness?

What is the cause of morning sickness?

Morning sickness: There seems to be a correlation with the levels of the pregnancy hormone, betahcg. There are individual susceptibilities.

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What causes morning sickness? Any remedies for it?

What causes morning sickness? Any remedies for it?

Hormones: It is a reaction to pregnancy... Can be worse in some patients... Reccomend bland diet, vitamin b6, and unisom as needed...Also several rx meds that can help.

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What are signs of morning sickness I need to report?

What are signs of morning sickness I need to report?

If u feel bad: And are miserable or cannot keep anything down, call your OB no need to suffer.

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Is it normal if "morning" sickness doesn't occur everyday?

Is it normal if "morning" sickness doesn't occur everyday?

Absolutely!: Celebrate! Just stay hydrated, get lots of sleep, eat healthily, take your prenatal containing iron and folic acid, and get your routine obstetric care, which is a multi-step process over the course of the pregnancy. No smoking, and no recreational drugs, period. I strongly advise total avoidance of alcohol, but that's a decision you need to make with your personal doc.

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What can I drink for morning sickness?

Several hints: Vit b 6 and unisom at bedtime. Don't let your stomach get empty or too full. Ginger root pills 3x daily (buy at healthfood store). Some people use sea bands or queezy bands on their wrists and these help half the people who try them (for sea sickness usually) if you cannot keep anything down seek care immediately.

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Do? Kiwi fruits reduce morning sickness?

No idea: Crackers, dry toast, unisom (the regular pill (doxylamine), not the gel cap), ginger, vitamin b6 - all can reduce morning sickness. I have not heard of kiwi helping. It won't hurt to try and who knows, for you it might help, if it sounds good. Otherwise, ask your doc for meds; we have many that can make it better.

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Should I skip work if I have morning sickness?

Should I skip work if I have morning sickness?

No: For many women, morning sickness can be managed by changing the morning routine. Waking earlier, eating some saltine crackers and slowing down the morning rush are helpful. Taking a vitamin B6 supplement 3 times a day can decrease nausea, as well as wearing motion sickness wrist bands. If these suggestions don't help. Talk with your OB about prescription medications.

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Is morning sickness stopping at week 7 normal?

Is morning sickness stopping at week 7 normal?

Can be: Some women have morning sickness for their entire first trimester, but that is not written in stone for all women. If yours eases off, be glad.

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Any ideas on why I'm getting morning sickness?

Pregnancy?: Many people develop nausea and vomiting during pregnancy just due to the increase in hormones that comes with pregnancy. If you are not pregnant, you should be evaluated by a doctor