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Newborn and Infant Care

Nausea and vitamins

10/07/1997

Question:

Have you heard anything about vitamin B6 helping with nausea?

Answer:

Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine and is needed for amino acid metabolism and protein synthesis. Sources of B6 include: liver, meats, cabbage, eggs, whole wheat, and rolled oats. The exact cause of nausea during pregnancy is unknown, and several research studies have suggested a link between B6 and the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. However, none of these studies were randomized, double-blind studies. In a study reported by Sahakian, Rouse, Sipes and others found that mild to moderate nausea was not affected by additional B6. However, women who experienced sever nausea and vomiting had a substantial reduction in their symptoms. Before you add any vitamin supplements to your diet, you need to discuss this with your health care provider.

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Response by:

Tina   Weitkamp, RNC, MSN Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati