- Kitty litter, raw meat, gardening without gloves
- Large amounts of all artificial sweeteners (Nutrasweet, diet sodas, etc.)
- Large amounts of caffeine (Coke, coffee, tea, sodas, chocolate)
- Chemical fumes and/or Pesticides
- Fasting (no more than 3-4 hours between meals)
- Smoking and second-hand smoke (including marijuana)
- Hot tubs, saunas with temperature setting above 100 degrees
- Tampons. No intercourse if spotting
COPING WITH NAUSEA:
- Eat frequent small meals (every 2 hours)
- Crackers or fruit upon arising
- Eat protein at bedtime
- Ginger capsules one in AM and one at bedtime
- Seltzer with ginger – sips
- Chamomile tea, Ginger root tea, Peppermint tea, Raspberry tea
- Vitamin B6, 50 mg, one in AM and one at bedtime.
MEDICATIONS YOU CAN TAKE AFTER THE FIRST TRIMESTER:
Although it is best not to take any medications during your pregnancy, there may be times when medications are necessary for the relief of certain common conditions. The following is a list of “over the counter” medications that can be taken, if needed, after the first trimester of pregnancy:
Tylenol, Actifed, Sudafed, Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetapp, Robitussin DM, Tums, Mylanta, Metamucil, Preparation H, Colace (stool softener only), Chloraseptic spray, cough drops.
TAKE ALL MEDICATIONS AS DIRECTED AND DO NOT EXCEED MAXIMUM DAILY DOSES. If the condition for which you are taking the medication does not improve within one or two days, call our office.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology http://www.acog.org/Resources_And_Publications
In Office ESSURE Sterilization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/zika/Zika Virus