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 Health Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate 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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Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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