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.footnote 1
Talk to your doctor about using ginger for morning sickness.
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Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Current as of: September 5, 2018