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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.

Everyone is different

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-05-30

Question:
What do you think of the book "Protecting Your Baby to Be" by Margie Profet, a biologist? Her hypothesis is that NVP is the body's attempt at protecting the embryo from plant toxins. She recommends only bland foods, including milk, yogurt, pasta, bread and strongly advises avoiding almost all veggies, all spices and herbs, mushrooms, potatoes, teas, and coffee. IT was so refreshing to acutally have a LIST of what to eat and what to avoid. I used this info with my first pregnancy and avoided vomiting but was still somewhat nauseaus. At least I could keep things down. Her theory makes a lot of sense. And when the nausea lifts at 12-16 weeks, then you can have whatever you want. Please comment after researching the book. I think this info can be very helpful to others.

Answer:
We cannot comment on non-peer reviewed books. We only give evidence-based information and actually try not to tell women what to eat and what not to eat as everyone is different and can tolerate different foods when they are pregnant and have NVP. What works for one woman may not for another.

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