by Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway
In my quest to help "moms-to-be," a recurring question emerges: "How do I get rid of morning sickness?" Although the Internet is rampant with well intended but "incorrect" replies, the correct answers have finally arrived.
So, you're retching, gagging, vomiting and plain miserable. Sound familiar? Well, you're not alone. Approximately 50 to 90 percent of pregnant women have experienced these symptoms at least once during their pregnancy but believe it or not, it eventually stops. Listed below are some strategies for giving you some relief.
No relief? Try Step Two:
Still miserable? Proceed to Step Three. Ask your OB practitioner for drugs (the legal ones of course). Here are the ones most commonly prescribed:
Remember that most symptoms usually subside by the middle of your second trimester so try to hang in there.
"This too shall pass."
Linda Burke-Galloway, M.D., descended from two 19th-century midwives, is a board-certified ob-gyn and author of The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby. Dr. Burke-Galloway graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1987. She did her ob-gyn residency training at Harlem Hospital, a Columbia University teaching hospital.
Dr. Burke-Galloway's passion for babies inspired her to provide quality healthcare to medically underserved women, many of whom had high-risk problems. She is an expert in recognizing and managing obstetrical risks before they spin out of control and has prevented potential disasters for both mothers and their unborn babies. Dr. Burke-Galloway is also a medical malpractice consultant for the federal government.
Read more from Dr. Burke-Galloway at her blog.