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  • Tips for Morning Sickness

    Published: 12/05/2012

    It’s big news around the world that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, are expecting their first baby. Kate is hospitalized and being treated for severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum).

    Arnold Cohen, MD, Einstein’s Chair of OB/GYN, offers:

    Tips You Need to Know About Morning Sickness:

    • If you have morning sickness, it usually means that the pregnancy is progressing normally and that hormone levels are where they should be. If you don’t have morning sickness though, you can have a perfectly normal pregnancy too. So don’t worry.
    • If you aren’t vomiting and can keep fluids down, there’s no need to worry. If you can’t keep fluids down, you are losing weight, or your urine turns dark yellow, that is when you should call your doctor.
    • Avoid foods and smells that make you nauseous. Eat small frequent meals, rather than large meals.
    • Some women get relief with the use of “Sea Bands” (acupressure bands) that can be purchased at the drug store and are completely safe.
    • Hang in there. Morning sickness goes away, usually after the 14th week.
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