Morning Sickness Remedies
Discover All the Morning Sickness Remedies You Need to Cure Your Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is something that nearly 80% of expecting mothers have to deal with. It's not a fun symptom of pregnancy and can include the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach cramps
- Dry heaving
Fortunately this page will go over the various morning sickness remedies that you can use to help stop your nausea and stomach upset.
So what type of remedies exist for morning sickness and do they work?
While there are various remedies for morning sickness, they can all be grouped into three different subjects.
Each section below will go over the various types of remedies related to the subjects above.
- Medication remedies
- At home remedies
- External remedies
Medication Remedies for Morning Sickness
Medication remedies are basically remedies where you either take a prescription drug or an over-the-counter drug to help combat your morning sickness.
Benefits of Medication Remedies - The main benefit of medication remedies is that the medication you're taking is specifically designed to soothe you stomach and to make you feel better.
Disadvantages of Medication Remedies - The disadvantages that most of the medication remedies have is that they were designed for use by people who are not pregnant. Because of this, most of these medications have little research done to see how they may effect a developing fetus. Unfortunately, morning sickness occurs during the stages when the fetus is most vulnerable towards the nutrients and chemicals being ingested by the mother. Because of this, many manufacturers who did not test their medication for expecting mothers will leave warnings for pregnant or lactating people to consult their doctors before using.
Other disadvantages include cost with some of the medications being fairly expensive and not covered by insurance.
Below are some of the most popular medication remedies for morning sickness:
Compazine - Compazine (also called prochlorperazine) is a drug intended to treat severe nausea and vomiting. It is not recommended to use Compazine if you are pregnant or lactating. Research indicates that while it is not conclusive, Compazine may lead to birth defects when used during pregnancy.
Unisom - Unisom was originally intended for a vomiting/nausea remedy, but the main side effect including drowsiness, which is why it is now marketed as a sleep aid. The FDA has classified Unisom as a Category B for pregnancies. However, Unisom can pose a risk to newborn infants so it is highly recommended not to take while you are breast feeding.
Zofran - Zofran (Ondansetron) is a powerful medication used to treat patients undergoing chemotherapy for nausea and vomiting. Thorough tests of the drug have not been completed to make sure it is completely safe for use during pregnancy or breast feeding, so the FDA has classified the drug as Pregnancy Category B. The FDA's statement is the drug should only be used by pregnant women when the benefit outweighs the risk.
At Home Remedies for Morning Sickness
At home remedies are easy solutions to making your stomach feel better. These remedies usually include vitamins, minerals, and food intended to soothe nausea and queasiness feelings.
Benefits of At Home Remedies - At home remedies are generally safer to use than medications and are very inexpensive.
Disadvantages of Home Remedies - The main disadvantages of home remedies is that it can sometimes be difficult to get everything you need (such as specific vitamins and minerals) and they may work better for some people than others.
Below are some of the most popular home remedies for morning sickness:
Fennel - Fennel is an ancient remedy that the Chinese used to help with morning sickness by steeping its seeds in hot water for several minutes and then sipping on it like a tea. It eliminates bloating and helps soothe stomach aches.
Ginger - Ginger has long been used to relieve upset stomachs and has been a popular remedy for morning sickness as well. However, researchers suggest not taking more than 1,500 mg per day and not to take it for more than 4 days in a row. This is because very little research has been done on ginger and pregnancies. It's also recommended to avoid ginger extracts as a 250 mg dose of an extract could the equivalent as 2,500-5,000 mg of ginger.
Vitamin B6 - Vitamin B6 (as well as other B-Complex vitamins) have been used to help relieve morning sickness in pregnancies for several decades. However, newer research indicates that patients with severe nausea receive more improvement from taking vitamin B6 than patients with mild to moderate nausea.
External Remedies for Morning Sickness
External remedies are generally where you find relief without having to eat, drink, or take any medication. These remedies are designed to help relax the body so it can cope better with morning sickness.
Benefits of At External Remedies - By not ingesting medications or specific herbs/nutrients there is no risk in damaging the fetus.
Disadvantages of External Remedies - The disadvantages of using external remedies is that they are usually more expensive and require frequent treatments to keep the morning sickness away.
Below are some of the most popular external remedies for morning sickness:
Sea Bands - Sea bands are bracelets that you wear if you are going on a cruise or any type of boat and suffer from motion sickness. The idea is that when these bracelets put pressure on your wrist in the right spot, it will block or dull the nausea feelings from your stomach to your brain making you feel less ill.
Acupuncture - Acupuncture is used to relive tension and stress within the body to make it more relaxed and to function better as a whole. With this being said, recently a study was done where 600 students suffering from morning sickness underwent acupuncture treatments for four weeks (one treatment per week). A majority of the patients noticed improvement with less symptoms by the second week.
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