It's not uncommon for women to experience nausea and vomiting during the first part of their pregnancy, but when symptoms are extreme and long lasting, it's a sign you may have a more serious condition. Being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, or HG, means that it's going to be rough ride, especially around mealtimes. The first thing you'll want to know is what foods won't make me throw up if I have hyperemesis? Because going nine months without eating just isn't an option.
The struggle is real for women with HG — suffering from this pregnancy-induced illness makes it hard to find foods to keep down. Fueling your body with what it needs isn't easy when almost everything makes you run for the toilet. As the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation suggested, you should aim for a foods that provide iron, B12, folic acid, zinc, copper, magnesium, and protein. However, bland foods tend to work best at kicking vomiting to the curb. So what can you eat that won't make you sick but still allow you to pack in some of those nutrients?
Although everyone is different — and will have a different preference for foods — there are some general guidelines that can point you in the direction of good food choices for HG. The next time you reach for a snack or meal, consider the following options to help stop the vomiting.