Holistic remedies for morning sickness


Caused by hormonal changes, vitamin deficiency, low blood sugar, strong smells and fowl odors, lack of exercise, fatigue, stress, constipation, anxiety and worry about pregnancy more common with the first child if it’s a girl and you are carrying multiple babies. Morning sickness is usually the worst between the 6th- 12th week of pregnancy .

Holistic remedies for morning sickness –

– Vit B-6 taken as 25 mg every 8 hours has been shown to have a significant effect in reducing or stopping nausea and vomiting

-Increase B- complex and iron intake (use a food based b – complex like rainbow light  and for iron I love the floridex  liquid iron .. its all food based and non constipating .. good to take extra thru entire pregnancy

–    Zinc supplements 25 mg per day

–    Brewers yeast (high in B vitamins.. (Good sprinkled on grains – brown rice … )

–    Raspberry leaf , peppermint or anise  tea

–    Ginger root .. cut or grade some and pour hot water .. drink as tea

–    Ginger root in capsels

–    Ginger ale / ginger brew ( more healthier choice )

–    Chew on crystallized ginger

–    Ginger chews ( candy ) whole food sells

–    Nux vomica 6x or ipecac 30x homeopathic remedy

–     Peppermint, chamomile oil diluted in base oil .. put on warm towel and place over the belly or rub on the belly

–    Eat a protein rich snack before bed

–    Walking or mild exercise will relieve hormonal activity

–    Keep a box of crackers by your bed and eat a few before getting out of bed in the morning

–    Avoid spicy , fried , rich , fatty and greasy foods. Also avoid any caffeine or artificial sweeteners.

–    Get out of bed slowly

–    Get plenty of fresh air

–    1 drop of peppermint oil on a sugar cube

–    Keep apple juice by bed and sip thru the night ( will help keep blood sugar stable

–    Wear Motion sickness wrist bands

–    Rescue remedy – ( Bach flower remedies )

–    Eat small frequent meals every few hours 5-6 small meals throughout the day .. make sure they have a little carbs and some protein to maintain blood sugar

–    Suck on lemon drops

–    Drink brewers yeast and tomato juice w lemon –

–    Try to get a lot of rest – being over tired makes morning sickness worse

–    Lemonade

– Acupuncture treatments have been really helpful in treating a few of my clients morning sickness .

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