Nausea after the First Trimester

“Morning sickness” is a hallmark symptom of pregnancy that typically subsides after the first trimester. But some women experience it further into—or even throughout—their pregnancy.

Contact your healthcare provider if you’re still feeling nauseous in your second or third trimester. He or she may be able to offer some coping tips.

Sometimes prenatal vitamins, while important to your health and your baby’s, can extend the nausea of early pregnancy.

Your care provider may recommend temporarily taking a different kind of vitamin that’s easier to tolerate, such as:

  • Chewable multivitamins with the necessary 400 mcg of folic acid
  • Vitamins without iron, which can be difficult to digest
  • Folate tablets, which provide the folic acid your developing baby needs without the side effects of a multivitamin

Try taking your prenatal vitamin after eating some food or before bed, instead of first thing in the morning. This may also help lessen the queasiness.

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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