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What to Eat When Pregnant & Always Throwing Up

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Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
What to Eat When Pregnant & Always Throwing Up
Throwing up can occur anytime throughout the day when you are pregnant. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images

Throwing up is a common symptom of pregnancy and is referred to as morning sickness, although you can experience nausea and vomiting throughout the day. MayoClinic.com notes that morning sickness affects between 50 and 90 percent of pregnant women. If you are one of them, you may be wondering what you can eat to help relieve your symptoms, as well as what you can eat that will not immediately come back up. Avoid foods that trigger nausea, such as spicy or greasy fare, and opt for bland options instead.

Soup

Bland soup can help settle your stomach if you experience nausea and vomiting during they day. Broth and soup will also help replenish your fluids so you do not become dehydrated, which is a concern if you are throwing up a lot. Choose a soup that is not spicy or creamy because these can make your stomach rebel and cause you throw up again. The American Pregnancy Association recommends chicken soup or broth as helpful foods that you can eat while you have morning sickness.

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Fruit

Certain fruits can help ease your morning sickness, as well as provide important nutrients you need to grow a healthy baby. The American Pregnancy Association recommends lemons because they may calm your stomach. Sucking on a lemon wedge or smelling one can help with nausea. You may be able to tolerate bland fruits, such as bananas and apples, as well.

Soda Crackers

Crackers are one of the most common early pregnancy foods because they help settle your stomach and usually do not cause additional vomiting. MayoClinic.com suggests keeping soda crackers by your bed so you can eat a few when you first wake up. This may help ease the severity of your morning sickness, which may help reduce how much or how often you throw up. Eat a few crackers several times throughout the day because you may feel like you need throw up more often if you have an empty stomach.

Ginger

Taking small sips of ginger ale is a common treatment for nausea because the ginger that has a stomach soothing effect. Ginger ale may help reduce your risk of dehydration as well. The American Pregnancy Association notes that other foods and drinks with ginger may have similar effects. Ginger tea, gingersnap cookies and ginger jam are additional foods and drinks that may help if you are throwing up often.

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