~ Emitrol, anti-nausea powder for kids. Safe for pregnant women
~ Vit B6, 20 mg every 6 hrs, not to exceed 200 mg/day
~ The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends monotherapy with 10–25 mg of vitamin B6 three or four times a day to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. If the patient's condition does not improve, ACOG recommends adding doxylamine.
~ Okay, so this is my 7th pregnancy. I have discovered things that I wish I had known from the first one. hCG, the hormone you produce in early pregnancy to help build your placenta, may be the culprit. Your levels start to come back down around week 12 or so. Until then, I've had success with making sure all my bases are covered. The first is make sure you are eating enough protein! A pregnant woman needs around 100 grams per day, give or take according to your structure. Next, water, water, water. Make sure you drink half your weight in ounces per day. Another requirement is sleep. If you are over tired or not getting enough, nausea will be worse. The last is make sure your bowels are moving. Being constipated can cause nausea to be worse.
~ Preggy pop drops are a sour natural candy and whenever you start to feel queasy just slowing eat or suck on one.
~ Just a regular peppermint candy helps calm your stomach.
~ I take an orange with a pinch of salt to ease the nausea.
~ Water with a pinch of salt and sugar.
~ Ginger in lemon tea.
~ Apples or apple juice.
~ Ginger beer with out artificial sweetness is amazing!
~ Try and keep your blood sugar level even don't eat things that will spike it or let it drop, the fuller my stomach the less I feel sick.
~ Travel sickness bands, don't take off!
~ For those of you throwing up right after eating, try what they call "dry eating". Do not drink anything a half hour before or one hour after you eat.
~ So, I happened across the lemon charm! YUM and what a savior. I added a little bit of salt, and ate it slowly.
~ Part of what makes me nauseous is acid reflux which happens to a lot of us with intense pregnancy nausea. Acupuncture helped immensely with the reflux. My acupuncturist left acupuncture "tacks" which I've had in for over a week and has helped a lot. Still super nauseous but I haven't vomited since they've been in. It's worth a shot!
~ I've read that hypnosis works on about 80% of women suffering from HG. It is all triggered by the emetic center of your brain, so I figured it can't hurt.
~ What I did was mix crystal light, salt, honey, and a little sugar.
~ A lady I worked with said when she carried her 9+lb-each-twin-boys she was really sick. The only thing that helped her symptoms was to eat lemon heads.
~ I called my doc and they suggested vitamin B6 supplements (25mg 3x's daily)
~ I have found that eating a few saltine crackers before you even raise your head in the morning..Yes, ladies leave them by your bedside with bottled water. The minute you open your eyes or even raise your head..EAT!! This has helped almost everyone who has tried it.
~Sip on Bitter Lemon by Schweppes whenever you feel sickness coming on.
~ I got this watch type thing called a "Relief Band". You wear it on the inside of your wrist and it sends a pulse to a certain nerve. After I started wearing it, I stopped throwing up.
-Ginger is well-known for its nausea reducing qualities, and many women have had success with ginger tea for relieving their morning sickness.
- The herb I found most useful was peppermint.
- Fennel seeds also relieve queasiness, whether in tea or simply chewing on the seeds.
- Slippery Elm is another herb that may calm your stomach.
- Almonds are the best food for morning sickness. The key is to not eat too much at one time during the first trimester, yet you should never leave your stomach empty. My midwives suggested keeping a jar of almonds by my bed, so that every time I had to get up to go to the bathroom, I could eat a handful of almonds. Chewing the almonds for as long as possible before swallowing them releases the enzymes in your mouth, where they are absorbed faster by your body.
- Other enzyme rich foods, such as papaya and pineapple, can also help with morning sickness.
- There is also a link between low blood sugar and morning sickness, so it is important to eat small snacks throughout the day.
~ Lifestyle Practices:
- Gentle walks in the fresh air, even though you may not feel up to it, really do help alleviate the symptoms of morning sickness, as well as prepare you for labor. My midwives recommended at least a mile walk a day
- Yoga also helps alleviate nausea, and you may find your pregnant body more limber than you are used to.