Ginger for Morning Sickness
- Ground ginger in a capsule, taken several times a day. Buy ginger capsules that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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.1
Talk to your doctor about using ginger for morning sickness.
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Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofAugust 6, 2014
Current as of: August 6, 2014
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