A Desperate Mother's Antics With Morning Sickness Remedies!
Truly Sick of Pregnancy Sickness? Try These 4 Remedies
If you’re truly sick of pregnancy sickness, I feel for you. You’re not alone, hundreds of thousands of women all over the world suffer with morning sickness and for many it can last months and months and for some unfortunate women it even lasts the whole term of their pregnancy!
First time I was pregnant, my morning sickness lasted until week 27 and this is not unusual. So what can be done to alleviate the pregnancy nausea and help you stop vomiting?
There are many so-called remedies out there and believe me, I’ve tried ‘em all! Some work in the short term and some I found not to work at all. Here are 4 morning sickness cures that helped a little for me:
1. Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, helped give me short term relief. It has been shown in studies to greatly reduce pregnancy sickness and nausea. A pregnant woman’s body needs 1.9 mg to maintain a healthy pregnancy but far more vB6 is required to get rid of the queasies. Up to 75 mg per day!
2. Eating Foods and Drinks Containing Ginger – Some morning sickness remedies have been around for years. It’s probable that your mom and grandma snacked on gingersnaps while pregnant. Ginger may be the most effective, all natural morning sickness remedy out there. Indulging in ginger cookies and ginger ale is fine once and a while, but remember that both contain large amounts of sugar, which is not great. Ginger tea is a better alternative.
3. Aromatherapy – There are many smells that trigger nausea, but we don’t often consider that there are smells that help to abate nausea. Aromatherapy is, again, a good way to make your morning sickness stop for a little while. I didn’t find it terribly effective though. Essential oils like peppermint, lemon, and spearmint emit scents that help soothe and ease nausea. Aromatherapy works by stimulating nerves in your nose, triggering neurotransmitters in the brain which release chemicals that abate pregnancy sickness. Try placing pure essential oils in a diffuser and inhaling. You can also purchase bath gels, lotions, and aromatherapy candles to get a good whiff of healing aromas.
4. Sea bands – These are elasticized wrist bands that provide pressure to the pericardium 6 acupressure point on your wrist.They’re also used to help with sea sickness, hence the name.
Over the long term, these remedies did not really hold up, I must admit. Luckily I found a much better way to make my morning sickness stop that I’d highly recommend. Read my article on the long-term morning sickness remedy I found.