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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk 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.

How to eat is more important than what to eat

NVP Counselor
Date: 2004-10-05

Question:
I have been suffering from morning sickness- I would deal with it but it lasts all day! I can't seem to eat anything at all.. Everytime I think about food- I usually end up getting dry heaves..... It's awful, any suggestions, I am about 7-8 weeks, going to the DR's Thursday- worse off I am out of the country so the food here isn't like back home... Thank you

Answer:
Our most important recommendation when it comes to food is not really what you eat, but how and when you eat. Try small amounts, 1 or 2 bites, every hour or hour and a half, day and night. The idea is to keep something in your stomach all the time. Please review the other Q&As in the Coping section of this Forum.

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