Eva Bryer, CNM, MSN, is a recent graduate of the UCSF/SFGH Interdepartmental Nurse-Midwifery Program.
A Literature Review of the Effectiveness of Ginger in Alleviating Mild-to-Moderate Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
2005 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages e1–e3, January-February 2005
How to Cite
Bryer, E. (2005), A Literature Review of the Effectiveness of Ginger in Alleviating Mild-to-Moderate Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 50: e1–e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.08.023
- Issue online: 24 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2010
- zingiber officinale;
- morning sickness;
- hyperemesis gravidarum;
Mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting of pregnancy affects up to 80% of all pregnancies. Concern about antiemetic use and the time-limited nature of symptoms has restrained the development of effective treatment approaches, yet supportive, dietary, and lifestyle changes may be ineffective. This article reviews 4 recent well-controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical studies that provide convincing evidence for the effectiveness of ginger in treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It also provides a dosage update for the various forms of ginger.