1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
416-813-6780 Motherisk Helpline
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
- Read more in our News Archive
Current Studies at Motherisk
Diclegis Surveillance Program Study
Diclectin Surveillance Program Study
Study seeks women between 4 and 12 weeks in their pregnancy with morning sickness (NVP)
Pregnancy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Environmental Exposures and Children's Health
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study
Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.
I am 13 weeks pregnant and is experiencing nausea with/without vomitting all day long. I feel so terrible. I've been reading your responses to questions and I realize that Ginger can be of some help. But what if you are experiencing heartburn and you also have an ulcerated stomache. Is it safe to use ginger?
Ginger, as a natural product has not been studied a lot. Our Motherisk study of 145 women who reported ginger use did not show an increase in birth defects over the 1 percent to 3 percent baseline risk that is present in any pregnancy. Two other studies with 1000 mg daily of ginger pills (powder pills - not extract) also revealed no increased risk of birth defects over the 1 percent to 3 percent.
However, in your case, since you have stomach issues you should consult your doctor about treatment options.