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Is taking ginger to treat hyperemesis gravidarum safe?

Foods containing ginger and ginger ale have long been associated with relieving nausea. But, as always, you must carefully consider taking any supplement, vitamin, or medication during pregnancy. While it is usually considered safe, some claim that ginger affects the development of certain hormones in the fetus. Other reported problems include heartburn, diarrhea, and an increased risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking ginger during pregnancy.

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