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    Ginger for Morning Sickness

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    Ginger may relieve nausea and morning sickness after a few days of treatment. footnote 1 There are several ways you can use ginger to relieve your symptoms. Try:

    • Ground ginger in a capsule, taken several times a day. Buy ginger capsules that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not mixed with other substances that may harm your baby.
    • Grated fresh ginger in hot water, used as a tea.
    • Ginger in a sugar syrup base, available at health food stores.
    • Eating crystallized ginger, which reportedly works for some women.

    There is no known fetal risk linked to using ginger during pregnancy. Some women have reported heartburn or reflux. footnote 1

    Talk to your doctor about using ginger for morning sickness.

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    1. Festin M (2014). Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. BMJ Clinical Evidence. http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/x/pdf/clinical-evidence/en-gb/systematic-review/1405.pdf. Accessed June 23, 2014.


    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current as ofMarch 16, 2017

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