Q&A: I am 13 weeks pregnant, is there anything I can take for car sickness?
Every time I go somewhere in the car it seems like my tummy gets queasy. I am 13 weeks pregnant, is there anything I can take for car sickness?
It’s not surprising the your body is more susceptible car sickness while you’re pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, morning sickness can last past your first trimester.
Many of the cures you’d use for morning sickness—like snacking on bland crackers, sucking on lemons, and other home remedies—may offer some relief (cracking the window while driving might help too). And before you ask for a prescription fix, you should try some of these gentler methods.
But in my practice, I’ve found Zofran is safe and effective for patients. The downside, Zofran is expensive so I’d reserve it for the really long car ride. Otherwise, Benadryl might take the edge off of the nausea, but it can also make you sleepy so it might not be an option if you’re the one driving. As with any medication—prescription or over-the-counter—you should talk to your health care provider before taking it.