Treating Morning Sickness in Pregnancy
The name is deceiving because morning sickness can strike anytime, any day. For those that don't know, it's feeling like you need to throw up or actually throwing up during your pregnancy. There's this large misconception that morning sickness only happens during the first trimester and while most tend to experience it in their first trimester, others can experience it for their entire nine months of pregnancy.
Personally, I feel like there's a spectrum to morning sickness. Some people will hardly experience it while others can end up hospitalized due to low fluids and/or depression. When morning sickness turns into a severe nausea its called, hyperemesis gravidarum.
Below I've dropped some of my quick remedies that I encourage all my clients to try if they are experiencing morning sickness.
Here are a few ways you can treat it on your own:
Drinking a hot ginger tea
Sucking on hard candies that have a lemon or mint flavor
Get outside and get some fresh air. Nature offers lovely medicine
Vitamins such as B6 25-50 mg and B12 25-50 mg taken 2-3 times a day
Staying hydrated. Remember to drink your water
Sea bands- they can be found at a pharmacy and they work through accupressure.
Eating small portions of carbs throughout your day
Getting enough rest
Unisome tables either broken in half or taken whole at night. Followed by a half tablet during the following day if you still feel ill.
Ginger is one of those gentle herbs that can be found in multiple different forms (capsules, teas, raw, fruit chews, etc.) that has a long history of relieving nausea. It's highly recommended because it's highly effective.
These are by no means a one size fits all. Some may only find that only one or two of these work for them while someone else may say none of these have worked. If everything you are trying at home does not subside the morning sickness I encourage you to seek outside support. Becoming dehydrated and acquiring a depression can happen rapidly when you are unable to hold down the contents of your stomach and you're not getting adequate sleep at night.
Thank you for joining me here and remember that nothing outside of you has control over you, mama.