Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is a common symptom of pregnancy. It can range from a bout of queasiness when you wake up in the morning to vomiting throughout the day and night. While most nausea in pregnancy is experienced in the first trimester, almost a quarter of women experience it throughout their pregnancy.
Nausea in pregnancy can be debilitating, often leading to a sense of helplessness experienced by both women and their partners. 2019 guidelines from the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand recommend that women suffering from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy discontinue pregnancy multivitamin tablets – it’s believed this can be caused by the high Iron content in some multivitamin tablets. However, the guidelines still recommend supplementing with Folic Acid and Iodine. One serve of MamaCare is a good source of both Folic Acid and Iodine and contains a moderate dose of Iron, in a form which is mild on the gastrointestinal tract.
Women experiencing nausea could also try ginger and Vitamin B6 supplements as these have been suggested to help with nausea. If nothing helps and nausea persists, it’s a good idea to mention it to your doctor as there may be pharmaceutical therapies such as oral anti-emetics to help.