Obviously it's too late for me to start anything preconception but my morning sickness has kicked into high gear now and I cannot function or hardly eat anything. Is there hope for me?
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2/11/08 at 11:24pm
I am preparing to get pregnant and was very sick last time so want to avoid it. I have made a naturopath appointment for next week and have heaps to ask after reading this thread. Just a couple of comments and queries:
Someone posted a while back about magnesium during pregnancy. I think you can take up to 1000mcg before it is toxic. I take a balanced magnesium and calcium for leg cramps. You need to take both together as the body needs calcium to absorb magnesium and you don't want to deplete calcium during pregnancy. (I am not pregnant at the moment but get leg cramps a lot, especially when stressed).
Also after reading this thread I asked a pharmacist about use of B6. Apparently you shouldn't take more than 2.2 (not sure of the unit but the usual one). My prenatal already has 2.6 so it might be wise to check before you take more.
Also I know Wild Yam Root is a stand in for progesterone and preogesterone has been linked to birth defects. How do you know it is safe in pregnancy? Can someone provide a link to a study?
It is so great to have somewhere to read up on this.
One study found that 30 mg of vitamin B6 daily was effective for symptoms of morning sickness. While far above nutritional needs, this dosage should be safe. However, for the treatment of other conditions, B6 has been recommended at doses as high as 300 mg daily. There are potential risks at this level of vitamin B6 intake. (See the Safety Issues section below for more information).
|Morning Sickness (Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy)
Vitamin B6 supplements have been used for years by conventional physicians as a treatment for morning sickness. In 1995, a large double-blind study validated this use.38 A total of 342 pregnant women were given placebo or 30 mg of vitamin B6 daily. Subjects then graded their symptoms by noting the severity of their nausea and recording the number of vomiting episodes. The women in the B6 group experienced significantly less nausea than those in the placebo group, suggesting that regular use of B6 can be helpful for morning sickness. However, vomiting episodes were not significantly reduced.
At least 3 studies have compared vitamin B6 to ginger for the treatment of morning sickness. Two studies found them to be equally benefitial,69,72 while the other found ginger to be somewhat better.73 However, as ginger is not an established treatment for this condition, these studies alone do not provide any additional evidence in favor of B6.
Spark, I tried pm'ing you for advice but got a msg saying your mailbox was full...
So i'm posting here.. also, anyone who can offer advice pls respond.
After reading the thread, I went out and bought
nature's bounty milk thistle 250mg and
nature made b6 100mg.
I already have 1000mg vitamin C at home.
Can I take the b6 100 mg and the 1000 mg vitamin C?
I'm also already taking one a day prenatal w/ dha - which has about 2 mg of b6.
I saw b6 50 mg at CVS but it was the CVS brand and I thought the nature made was better cuz it said it was made for better absorption.
what do ya think?
Any advice would be super helpful.
Thanks again for the thread.
I also would love advice. I had severe HG last pregnancy for the whole pregnancy and labor. It ended for whatever reason after I gave birth. We're TTC now, but are very concerned about what will happen if I end up hospitalized, or bed ridden again.
Basically, I've read this whole thread but am having a hard time extracting exactly what I need to do. Which vits to take at which time, what dosage and how often. Just like a strict regime for me to follow I do think my problem was my liver because the "tea lady" who feels your feet told me my liver was very very very congested. and I needed a cleanse but couldn't until I was done bf'ing.