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For many women, the toughest part of early pregnancy is morning sickness. Morning sickness can range from mild nausea to severe nausea with bouts of vomiting. Symptoms may be worse in the morning, although they can strike at any time of the day or night.
If you have nausea, vomiting, or both, look for safe measures that can bring you relief. You can take simple steps at home to manage morning sickness. These steps include changing what and when you eat and avoiding certain foods and smells. Some women find that acupuncture and acupressure wristbands also help.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
If home treatment does not work for you, talk to your doctor about medicine that may help relieve your symptoms.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: September 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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