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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.

Eating in small amounts

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-04-03

Question:
What do I feed My partner if she has morning sickness so bad that she can't keep anything down?

Answer:
If at all possible please have your partner or yourself call our NVP Helpine at 1-800-436-8477 for complete information on how to deal with NVP and available, safe treatment, if needed.

As a general comment, we tell women with NVP to eat very frequently (hourly) small amounts (1 or 2 bites only), day and night (whenever one might wake up) to avoid having an empty stomach in the morning. A large variety of foods and snacks will help as everyone has different likes and dislikes at different times. We also suggest not to eat and drink liquid at the same time. If your heartburn persists you might want to discuss it with your doctor as there is safe medication to take for it.

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