Whether you suffer from a touch of “morning” sickness or you can’t hold anything down at all, you are probably desperate for some relief. Around 80% of pregnant women experience some sort of morning sickness. I was one of the unlucky few that was hit hard with severe morning sickness (also known as hyperemesis gravidarum).
I was essentially bed-ridden for the first half of my pregnancy. I was admitted to the hospital several times to receive IV fluids, and I just felt miserable. Eating made me feel nauseous, Drinking made me feel nauseous. Moving made me feel nauseous. If I did eat or drink anything, I threw up. I lost 15 pounds in the first trimester.
No one knows for sure what causes morning sickness, and it can be difficult to treat. Different remedies work for different people, and for some people, nothing works. I tried every remedy there is. I found a little relief for a short time with each one. I liked the Preggie Pop Drops for taking the edge off. I found the Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Morning Wellness Tea easier to drink than just plain water.
When you are pregnant, you want to make sure only to use safe and natural remedies. I have compiled a shopping guide here with some options. Be sure to check out my post on other natural remedies for morning sickness (as well as other pregnancy ailments). Click here to read more about my struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Ginger is said to help ease nausea. Try these candies with natural ginger.
These candies help with mild nausea, especially when you don’t have anything to eat close by.
I found this tea a bit easier to drink than water when my nausea was at its worst.
We had trouble with sulfur smells in our well water, which is intolerable to a nauseous pregnant woman. This spray helped me with masking unpleasant smells.
Ginger in a lip balm.
Mint is another smell/taste that seems to help with nausea. Here it is in lip balm form.
Many women have reported success with treating nausea with acupressure. These bands deliver constant acupressure in the appropriate spots.
These bands are a bit different from the ones above. They deliver massaging vibrations to the acupressure points. My mother-in-law swears by them for motion sickness.
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