Gynecology Division

Boulevard de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Patrick Petignat
Patrick Petignat
Head of division

I am suffering from nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (approximately the first three months), what should I do?

Nausea and vomiting in the first trimester is due to a hormone (beta-HCG). It normally subsides after 3-4 months. One in two women suffer from these symptoms. In the event of repeated vomiting each day or weight loss, consult your physician.

Practical advice:

  • Have your breakfast in bed and allow yourself to relax during digestion
  • Avoid coffee
  • Don't drink too much
  • Divide up your meals into light snacks, eat small quantities 4-5 times a day.
  • Avoid fatty foods


More information

Last update : 29/01/2019