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Checklist: Best Foods for Morning Sickness and Constipation

When morning sickness hits, you might want to consider grabbing one of these items from your refrigerator or cupboard:

  • Anything ginger
  • Carbonated drinks (without artificial sweeteners)
  • Crackers
  • Hard candies
  • Herbal teas (red raspberry, lemon, spearmint, peppermint, peach, or chamomile)
  • Lemon
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels
  • Protein bars
  • Toast
  • Yogurt

If constipation is your problem, the answer is simple: fiber, fiber, fiber. Here's a list of low-maintenance, high-fiber foods that might ease your trouble:

  • Apple and prune juices
  • Barley
  • Beans and peas
  • Bran
  • Dark-colored fruits and vegetables
  • Leafy greens
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Oats and oatmeal
  • Prunes and figs
  • Whole grain breads and cereals

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.