The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 | Blog Posts, Morning Sickness Remedies Category | | Print This Article

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Morning sickness is frustrating and, in some cases, debilitating. To make matters worse, there are very few medications that have been proven safe for pregnant women to use to manage their morning sickness.  Some have proven to be very harmful, in fact.

The good news is that there are a number of all-natural ways to manage morning sickness. Here are 5 of the most common and most effective all-natural remedies that women have used successfully to get some relief from pregnancy nausea:

  1. Ginger. We always start with ginger. Ginger is one of those natural remedies that simply works for so many women. It’s great for an upset stomach even when you’re not pregnant. You can get ginger in any number of formats. There are ginger capsules that you can take, usually consisting of 250 mg of ginger three times each day. You can have a ginger lollipop. There are crystalized ginger candies. You can even take ginger ale (make sure it contains real ginger) and freeze it to make frozen ginger pops.
  2. Acupressure. Some women experience great relief of morning sickness with acupressure. There are even acupressure wristbands that you can use to help alleviate your morning sickness.
  3. Preggie pops. There are several different brands of lollipops that are meant to help relive morning sickness. They usually contain various herbs as well as essential oils that provide relief from your morning sickness.
  4. Vitamin B6. You need to be a little bit cautious here. If you get too much of this vitamin, you can cause your baby harm. (By “too much,” we’re talking about way more than what you’ll get in your daily intake of food and a single supplement, by the way.) Take a 50 mg supplement and you’ll reduce your nausea.
  5. Herbal teas. Tea made from ginger (surprise) or peppermint can often provide relief from the symptoms of morning sickness. There are even teas specifically formulated to help the pregnant woman with her morning sickness.

So, what about you? What morning sickness remedies (natural or otherwise) have you tried? What worked, and what didn’t?

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