Author: Marla Vogt-Roberts, MSN, CNM
Many women who choose to have a midwife want to avoid pharmaceuticals as much as possible. Morning sickness, however, is one all-too-common pregnancy symptom that makes many patients rethink their position. If you suffer from nausea during pregnancy – and want to stay off medication – try these nine natural remedies for relieving morning sickness!
Morning Sickness Relief
- There are several natural vitamins and supplements that can alleviate symptoms of morning sickness. First, make sure you’re not vomiting more than 3 times a day, haven’t lost more than 5 pounds and your urine is the color of lemonade. If not, you need to contact your healthcare provider.
- If prenatal vitamins have been giving you trouble, then try going off of them for a few days and see if it makes a difference.
- Try adding a Vitamin B6 supplement 25 mg daily. If you don’t want to take a vitamin pill, try brewer’s yeast for its rich vitamin B content. Sprinkle it onto your morning cereal or some other grain.
- Ginger is also excellent for treating nausea. You can buy ginger capsules, ginger ale, gingersnaps, chewy crystallized ginger candy. Ginger root can also be used to make a simple tea.
- Try anti- nausea wristbands. You can purchase them at the drug store or Wal-Mart. They have a little button that you place on an acupressure spot on your wrist
- If morning sickness is hitting you hard, snack on a few light carb foods like crackers before you even get out of bed in the morning.
- Constipation can be a problem if you aren’t getting enough fluids. Try to take a small amount of fluids every 30-60 minutes. Frozen popsicles or juice bars sometimes work well. Continue with walking regularly, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet.
- Not getting enough sleep also contribute to morning sickness. Establish a routine that maximizes available rest time.
- Eating smaller meals more frequently can help reduce symptoms. While it’s probably intuitive: avoid heavy meals, greasy foods, spicy foods, and caffeine, as these things can upset your stomach.
Schedule With a Certified Nurse Midwife In Mesa, AZ
Struggling with morning sickness or other pregnancy symptoms? Comes see us at East Valley Women’s Midwifery Group in Mesa, AZ. You can schedule an appointment by calling 480-632-2004.
Please consult with your healthcare provider before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.