For the Pregnant Woman:
Strategies for Managing Nausea and Vomiting
Provide anticipatory guidance for the woman's comfort. First trimester: control of nausea and vomiting, and early weight changes. Later in pregnancy: control of heartburn, constipation (see Tab 4).
If not anemic: Start taking a low-dose (~30 mg of elemental iron )iron supplement such as ferrous gluconate daily by ___________ (the thirteenth week of gestation).
Avoid using any kind of medication unless it is prescribed or approved by a physician who knows you are pregnant.