10 things to know about treating morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy should be treated according to symptom severity, say the authors of a systematic review published in JAMA.

Their review of studies involving 9000 women found a number of OTC therapies worth trying, although they caution that the evidence for these is low quality.

Here is a summary of their findings:

Mild Symptoms

  • Ginger (commonly 250mg orally every 6 hours)
  • Vitamin B6 (10–25mg orally every 8 hours)
  • Acupressure (inner wrist [P6]); benefits of acupuncture and nerve stimulation are unclear.

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