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As promised, the following is the conclusion to a two part series on morning sickness. If you haven’t read the first post, go ahead and read it here.
My readers and friends have been so kind with all their suggestions for cures and remedies for morning sickness. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to help a woman through the plight of “morning” sickness. Without any further rambling, here is a complete list of morning sickness remedies and cures!
toast with a generous spread of peanut butter and banana
cheerios multiple times per day, especially before getting out of bed
drinking lots of cold water as soon as you feel nauseous
bagel with cream cheese and/or butter
keifer, fermented milk, smoothies (with fresh farm egg yolks) with bananas, strawberries and coconut milk
snack between meals
green olives (the tannins help alleviate nausea)
crystallized ginger combined with almonds (like a trail mix)
cheese, baked potatoes and fruit
peppermint tea (optional: melt candied ginger in tea)
REAL ginger-ale (not the high fructose flavored crap)
avoid acidic drinks like orange juice
cut up lemons to sniff
crackers and water next to your nightstand and eat/drink before you get out of bed
lemon juice in ice cold water (not lemonade) – 1 pt lemon juice to 3 pts water
sparkling water with lemon
ritz bits peanut butter crackers
sour preggie pops
preggie pop drops
eat lots of protein
lemonade vitamin water zero
club soda or carbonated mineral water
eat half a fresh orange before going to bed at night (not orange juice)
check iron levels to make sure they are normal
motion sickness/sea/ acupressure bands
try a different brand of prenatal vitamin or take it at a different time of day
take an afternoon nap
don’t sleep in – eat something, and then go back to bed if you’re tired
Remedies will work for a time, and then later on not so much. Keep trying new things until you find what works. Change it up when it stops working.
B6 and Unisom AKA Dicletin/Bendectin
|50 mg of vitamin B6|
I have heard, from many sources all over the globe, that vitamin B6 is the wonder cure for morning sickness. Some women take it at night with a half a Unisom (be sure not to take the maximum strength Unisom sleep gels as that is a different product) and have found a dramatic difference in how they feel. You shouldn’t take more than 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day, so check your prenatal vitamins to see how much is in there. In Spiritual Midwifery Ina May says that “…Vitamin B6 comes in 30 or 50 mg tablets. You may need about 100 mg a day for the first few days, after which you may decrease the amount.” Of course, you could always try to eat more foods that already have vitamin B6 in them such as bananas, brown rice, yellowfin tuna, cod, salmon, chicken, turkey, beef, avocados, bell peppers, spinach, yams, broccoli and nuts.
Have you tried the B6/Unisom cure? How did that work for you?
I think this is a great list. Be sure to pass it on to all the newly pregnant women you know!
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