Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What to do after vomiting:

From a hospital handout...

Coping with Vomiting
  • REST. Get some fresh air, take a walk.
  • Avoid places with strong odors
  • Sip on tart juices: lemonade or cranberry juice diluted with water
  • Drink fluids other than water. Drinking plain water may cause more vomiting.
  • Eat candies or fruit with tart flavors: hard candies, mints, lemon drops. These help cut saliva and cover unpleasant tastes in your mouth.
  • Salty flavors help settle the stomach.
  • Try small amounts of sweet or cold foods: popsicles, jello, jelly beans, pudding, fruit, custard, yogurt, or ice cream.
  • Do not take any over the counter medications to stop vomiting unless prescribed by your doctor!
  • Stop prenatal or iron pills for a few days if they cause stomach upset or vomiting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Foods to Replace Lost Nutrients:

I recently found a paper given to me by a nutritionist while I was hospitalized with HG, here are some foods you can eat to replace nutrients lost to severe vomiting...

Fluids: (Take 2 to 3 ounces)
  • Juices
  • Teas
  • Lemonade
  • Popsicles
  • Sports Drinks
  • Noodle Soups


  • Pretzels
  • Noodle Soups
  • Pickles
  • Crackers
  • Chicken Broth
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Potato Chips


  • Avocado
  • Potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Winter squash
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Banana
  • Potato chips
  • Vegetable juice
  • Apricots
  • Honeydew melon
  • Cantaloupe


  • Broccoli
  • Almonds
  • Soy milk
  • Wheat germ
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Bran muffin
  • Spinach